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25 km = 15 miles
60 km = 36 miles
40 km = 25 miles
80 km = 50 miles
50 km = 30 miles
100 km = 60 miles
For example, in a 50 km/hour zone, you should drive 30
miles/hour, and in an 80 km/hour zone, you should drive 50
miles/hour. Fuel in Canada is sold in litres. It takes 3.78 litres to
make a US gallon.
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TEMPERATURES
Temperatures in Canada are measured in Celsius. To convert from
Celsius to Fahrenheit multiply by 9/5, then add 32; from Fahrenheit
to Celsius, subtract 32, then multiply remainder by 5/9.
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AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Average daily maximum and minimum temperatures (C - Celsius)
for Northeastern BC.
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MOTOR VEHICLE ACT
The Province of British Columbia enforces the Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating (GVWR) and the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
Please be aware of the total permissible weight for your vehicle.
For further information: Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC)
Tel: (250) 414-7900 www.icbc.com
Toll Free: 1-800-559-9688 (North America) 24 hrs/7 days a week
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TOWING RESTRICTIONS
Any towed trailer or vehicle over 1400 kg (3000 lbs) must be
equipped with brakes on all wheels plus a break-away device
hooked to the trailer brake system. Three unit RV vehicle
combinations are prohibited on BC highways. Maximum width
for RVs is 2.6 metres (8'6"). Max. length for combination is 20
metres (65.6'). For additional information, contact ICBC
Toll Free: 1-800-950-1498
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ALASKA / CANADA BORDER LOCATIONS
AND HOURS
Top of the World Highway
(Poker Creek)
Open mid-May to mid September, 8 am to 8 pm
Alaska Highway
(Beaver Creek)
Open year-round, 24 hours a day
Haines Highway
Open year-round, 7 am to 11 pm
Klondike Highway
(Skagway)
U.S.:
Open year-round, 8 am to midnight
Canada:
8 am to midnight (November - May), 24 hours a
day (June - October)
Though verified at press time, if time is critical to your travel
plans, please call the U.S. Customs Office at (907) 474-0307,
the Alaska Highway U.S. Border Station at 907-774-2252
or the Canadian Customs Office at Beaver Creek, Yukon at
867-862-7230.
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HIGHWAY CONDITIONS
Roads in Alaska vary from two-lane highway to narrow country
roads. Some stretches have little or no shoulder. A unique feature of
interior Alaska roads and highway are frost heaves; bumps and dips
caused by freezing and thawing of the ground below the road
surface. Exercise caution when approaching such terrain. Road
construction and maintenance happens in the summer, so be aware
that you may encounter some construction along the way. For an
up-to-date report on road conditions, call 907-456-7623.
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HIGHWAYS IN ALASKA
Originally built during World War II as a link between Alaska
and the lower 48, the Alaska Highway (#2) is a fully paved
modern highway with services about 50 miles apart. The
Richardson Highway (#4) is the home stretch of the Alaska
Highway leading north to Fairbanks. The Steese Highway (#6)
heads north out of Fairbanks and Anchorage, a 360 mile or
6-1/2 hour drive in the summer. The Elliott Highway (#2) heads
north from Fox to Livengood. The Dalton Highway (#11), also
known as the "Haul Road", closely follows the route of the
Trans-Alaska oil pipeline for which the road was constructed
and is one of America's great motoring adventures with
magnificent scenery. It is a narrow gravel service road with
substantial truck traffic. Services are available at the Yukon
River and Coldfoot. After Coldfoot, the next services are
available 244 miles away in Deadhorse. The Dalton Highway
is open to the public for 496 miles north of Fairbanks. Security
gates at Prudhoe Bay restrict access, though tours are available.
Best times to drive the highway are between May and mid
September.
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OTHER TRAVEL INFORMATION
Northern Rockies Alaska Highway Tourism Association
Toll Free: 1-888-785-2544 or Email: info@hellonorth.com
Northern BC Tourism Association Toll Free: 1-800-663-8843 or
Email: info@nbctourism.com
Tourism Dawson Creek Toll Free: 866-645-3022 or Email:
info@tourismdawsoncreek.com
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SCHEDULED AIRLINES
Air Canada: Reservations 1-888-247-2262
www.aircanada.com
Central Mountain Air: Reservations 1-888-865-8585
www.flycma.com
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BUS TRAVEL
Greyhound services most northern communities such as Dawson
Creek, Fort St John, Liard River, Muncho Lake, Fort Nelson, Watson
Lake, Whitehorse and much more.
Reservations: 1-800-661-8747 or www.greyhound.ca
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CAR RENTAL
Avis Car & Truck Rental: Fort St John Airport
Reservations 1-250-785-5515 or 1-800-879-2847
Driving Force: 9415 100th St, Fort St John
Reservations 1-250-787-0634 or 1-800-936-9353
National Car Rental: Toll Free 1-800-227-7368
Dawson Creek Airport 1-250-782-3940
Fort St John Airport 1-250-785-5590
Fort Nelson Airport 1-250-774-2678
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Fort St John Airport 1-250-787-7655
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FERRY INFORMATION
BC Ferries for service from Vancouver - Prince Rupert & much
more. Info & Reservations:
Toll Free: 1-888-BCFERRY www.bcferries.com
Alaska Marine Ferries for service from Bellingham, Washington to
Skagway, Alaska and much more. Information and Reservations:
Toll Free: 1-800-642-0066 or www.alaska.gov/ferry.com
January
February
March
April
May
June
2.4
9.1
7.7
16.6
25.1
26.3
High Low Precipitation
High Low Precipitation
-36.7
-36.7
-26.9
-14.2
-1.3
4.3
45.3
mm
26.5
mm
26.1
mm
35.7
mm
27.2
mm
20.9
mm
July
August
September
October
November
December
29.5
32.6
24.6
15.2
13.4
1.3
6.4
3.3
-3.4
-5.0
-23.0
-30.0
20.9
mm
52.3
mm
19.3
mm
24.8
mm
39.0
mm
28.6
mm
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25 Guest Rooms
Free High Speed Internet
Fridge in each Room
Home cooked meals, pies & pastries
Caravans & Bus Tours most welcome
Conferences & Seminars
Book your special events
50 seat dining room
Husky sales & propane
(vehicle & bottle)
Food safe certified kitchen
Tourism BC Approved
OPEN Mon - Sat 6am 9pm
PO Box 6425, Fort St. John, BC Canada V1J 4H8
Tel: (250) 827-3676
Fax: (250) 827-3135
email: shepherd@ocol.com
Your Hosts: Don & Dorothy Rutherford
ROTARY CLUB OF
FORT ST. JOHN
Ross H. McLean Rotary RV Park
Open May 1 to Sept 30
Call
(250) 785-1700
Next to Jackfish Dundee's
Pub & Restaurant
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.... Mile 52 of the Alaska Highway
Email: dottiedaymuffin@hotmail.com
*across from Store & Post Office
On beautiful Charlie Lake, only 6 miles north
of Fort St. John for full shopping and services.
Best Walleye Fishing in BC.
Open May 1 - September 30
69 Serviced RV Sites (water & electric)
22 Pull thru Sites Boat ramps
Laundry & Showers
Wireless Internet Children's Playground
Pets welcome on leash Overnight tenting
Quiet and Super Clean Free Firewood