Arctic Road Trip

A 7,049-mile round trip to the Canadian Arctic and Alaska
July 25, 2003 - August 16, 2003

(Links to lots of photos are below!)

The goal of this road trip was to drive my 1994 Honda Accord into our planet's arctic regions north of the Arctic Circle. I also managed to get in quite a bit of sightseeing at other "Far North" locales, such as the subarctic regions of the Yukon Territory and Alaska.

Odometer reading before the trip: 176,776 miles
Odometer reading after the trip: 183,825 miles
Flat tires: 1
Windshield rock chips: 3
Nights spent in hotel rooms: 13
Nights spent sleeping in a tent: 8
Nights spent at a primitive hostel: 1
Fun had: a whole lot!

Photos I took on this trip are separated into these 13 pages:
The Drive North
Leaving Portland, and traveling through British Columbia to the town of Prince George.
The Alaska Highway in British Columbia
Arriving at the southern terminus of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, BC, and traveling north towards the Yukon.
Yukon Territory
Traveling on the Alaska Highway in the Yukon through the towns of Watson Lake and Whitehorse, and traveling the Klondike Highway north through the territory.
Dempster Highway
The scenic 450-mile gravel road leading to the Arctic.
Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk
The arctic towns of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in Canada's Northwest Territories.
Dempster Highway, Revisited
The drive back south on the Dempster Highway
Dawson City, Yukon
Home of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Central Alaska
Driving the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks.
Denali National Park
Home of the highest point in North America.
Anchorage and Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
Some nice scenery from southern Alaska.
Leaving Alaska
Traveling from the Anchorage area back to the Yukon.
Whitehorse, Yukon
Some more photos of Whitehorse on this return visit through the town.
The Drive South
Northwestern British Columbia along BC-37, Quesnel, the BC-99 route through Lillooet and Whistler, crossing the border, and some post-trip car photos.