Getting Here and Around in Dawson City

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Getting Here and Around

The Alaska Highway starts in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and goes almost 1,500 miles to Fairbanks. Drivers traveling north- and southbound on the Alaska Highway can make a loop with the Taylor Highway route. This adds 100 miles to the trip, but is worth it. Part with the Alaska Highway at Tetlin Junction and wind through the Fortymile Country past the little communities of Chicken and Jack Wade Camp into Canada. The border is open from 8 am to 8 pm in summer. The Canadian section of the Taylor Highway is called Top of the World Highway, and with most of it on a ridgeline between two huge valleys, it really does feel like the top of the world, opening broad views of range after range of tundra-covered mountains stretching in every direction. Join back with the Alaska Highway at Whitehorse.

Numerous bus companies offer package tours or simple shuttle services. Regular air service to Dawson flies from Fairbanks in summer. Air North, Yukon's Airline, based in Whitehorse, offers direct air service from Whitehorse to Dawson City in summer.

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