A couple years ago (2012 actually) my buddy and I took a 98 Jeep TJ and little trailer up to Canada and Alaska. We had a blast. Here's a write-up on the trip:
This past September (2015) we intended to take my truck (96 Ram 1500 4x4) up to Alaska and Canada again - but Army stuff kinda got in the way. So we're going to try a different route next year (May 2016) and hopefully there won't be any issues for this trip (sometimes you just can't take leave when you want to). We'll be taking the 98 Jeep ZJ we've been building (4.0, auto, 242 transfer case, 3.5" IRO lift, 31" tires, True-tracs front and rear with 4.10 gears and a REAL Dana 44 in the back [thanks ECGS], winch, etc.). And pulling my little trailer (modified since the last time we took it up to Alaska and Canada). And actually, on this trip we might not even get up into Alaska; close - but not quite. Follow along with the verbage and the maps below (if you're really interested it might help to print the maps linked below before you start). We'll be starting off from Fort Hood, Texas (1600+ miles from Ft Hood to Great Falls Montana - it'll be a little bit of a sprint to get to the jump-off point). Of course the exact route isn't set in stone, but this is pretty much what we intend to do. My buddy and I are calling this the "A-Z trip" (to the A
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Map #1. Great Falls to the Canadian border (120 miles). Go to Calgary and hang a left and follow to Jasper. Go right, then left to Grande Cache, then to Grande Prarie and to Dawson Creek. Dawson Creek is the start of the Alaska Highway. Keep going relatively north to Fort Nelson, then left staying on the Alaska Highway.
Map #2. Find Dawson Creek, follow up to Fort Nelson, Watson Lake, and take the Campbell Highway to Ross River, and on to Carmacks. Go north on the Klondike Loop to Dawson City, then to the Dempster Highway to Ft McPherson.
Map #3. Find the Campbell Highway to Carmacks, Dawson City, and the Dempster Highway up to Fort McPherson and Inuvik, then fly to Tuktoyaktuk. Dip toes in Arctic Ocean; high-fives all around.
Now the trip home.
Map #3. Start backtracking from Inuvik; Fort McPherson, Dempster Highway, Dawson City, Klondike Loop to Carmacks. At Carmacks keep going relatively south to Whitehorse, Jakes Corner.
Map #2. Find Dawson City, Clondike Loop, Carmacks, Whitehorse, Jakes Corner. Follow to Teslin along the Alaska Highway to just before Watson Lake. Head south on the Cassiar Highway, and it will later change into the Yellowhead Highway to Prince George.
Map #1. Find the Cassiar Highway and then the Yellowhead Highway to Prince George. From Prince George go south along the West Access Route to Williams Lake, and then keep going SW on the Sea to Sky Highway to Vancouver, From Vancouver we go south to Seattle. I fly home from Seattle; my buddy will get back to Texas with the Jeep and trailer whenever he's done visiting folks in WA.