Apr 192012
 

Population: 303
Elevation: 2624ft (800m)

Dease Lake is a small community in Northern British Columbia located along the Dease River and only a couple of hours from the Yukon border. Its actually located at the direct south end of Dease Lake (which is actually 2 miles across at its widest).   There has been a gold rush in the area in the past.  This was apart of the Cassair Gold Rush.  Numerous Ghost Towns and former sites are scattered around its shores, including Laketon and Centre City.  The town is named after Peter Dease who worked for the Hudson Bay Trading Company.  The town itself has a school, several stores, fuel and service stations, hotels, a restaurant and a pub, and a college campus.  Grayling, Char, Burbot, and Whitefish are the most popular fishing in the area.  You will find plenty to go around for sure.  This is one of the coolest small towns in Canada.  Its virtually unknown to those other than Americans/Canadians.

Things to Do

  • Guided Fishing & Hunting
  • Wilderness Adventure Travel

Places to Stay

  • Red Goat Lodge
  • Northway Motor Inn
  • Dease River Crossing Campground

Food to Eat

  • Mama Z’s – Jade Boulder Cafe


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Apr 022012
 

Population: City – 71,974 | Metro – 84,232
Elevation: 2,886ft (575m)
News: Prince George Citizen | Prince George Free Press | The Northern Star
Radio: 88.7 FM (Campus Radio), 90.3 FM (public music), 91.5 FM (public news/talk), 93.1 (community radio), 94.3 (modern rock), 95.5 FM (public news/talk), 97.3 FM (country), 99.3 FM (classic hits), 101.3 FM (hot adult contemporary)
TV: 3 Channels – 2 and 34 (Citytv), 4 and 14 (Radio-Canada), 12 and 20 (Global Chan-TV Vancouver)

Prince George was originally a trading post called Fort George which was established in 1807 by Simon Fraser and was named after King George III.  It was operated by North West Company which mainly traded furs competing with the Hudson Bay Trading Company.  Prince George is also the largest city in Northern British Columbia.  It is widely considered British Columbia’s “northern capital.”  The city play one of the most important roles in the entire provinces as it is at the crossroads of two major highways (Highway 16 and Highway 97) in Northern British Columbia.

Things to Do

  • Park Drive In
  • Fort George Park
  • Caledonia Nordic Ski Club
  • Cottonwood Island Nature Park
  • Tourism Prince George
  • Goodsir Nature Park
  • Strike Zone 10 Pin Bowling
  • Aquatic Centre
  • Black Diamond Lanes
  • Cougars WHL Hockey
  • Famous Players 6 Cinemas
  • Four Seasons Leisure Pool
  • Gamescape Multiplayer Gaming LTD.
  • Nechako Bowling Lanes
  • PGARA Speedway
  • Park Drive In Theatre
  • Predator Paintball
  • Prince George Playhouse
  • Raceway Go Karts
  • Raceway Mini Golf
  • Roll-A-Dome

Places to Stay

  • 97 Motor Inn
  • Bon Voyage Motor Inn
  • Brothers Inn
  • Camelot Court Hotel
  • Canada’s Best Value Inn
  • Carmel Motor Inn
  • City Centre Inn
  • Coast Inn of the North
  • College Heights Hotel
  • Connaught Motor Inn
  • Days Inn
  • Economy Inn
  • Esther’s Inn
  • Four Points by Sheraton
  • Grama’s Inn
  • Northwood Motor Inn
  • Old Frankfurt Motel
  • Prince George Motor Court
  • Prince Motel
  • Queensway Court
  • Ramada Hotel
  • Roblyn Motel and Campground
  • Rosebud Motel
  • Sandman Inn
  • Sandman Signature
  • Spruceland Inn
  • The Manor
  • Travelodge Goldcap
  • Treasure Cove Hotel

Food to Eat

  • Expensive
    • Cariboo Steak & Seafood
    • Cimo Mediterranean Grill
    • Crave Restaurant and Lounge
    • Hummus Brothers Tapas Bar
    • North 54
    • Ric’s Grill
    • Shogun Japanese Steakhouse
    • White Goose Bistro
    • Winston’s Dining Room
  • Normal
    • A&A Burger Bar
    • Aberdeen Glen Eagles Nest Restaurant
    • Achillion Greek Cuisine
    • Amigo’s Taco Shop
    • Atlantis Greek Restaurant
    • Barb’s Place Restaurant
    • Bon Voyage Restaurant
    • Camelot Court Restaurant
    • China Cup
    • China Sail
    • China Taste
    • Daddyo’s Pizza & Ribs
    • Denny’s
    • Earls
    • Empress Tea House
    • Fortune Palace Restaurant
    • Great Wall
    • Hart Burger Bar
    • Hart Wheel Inn Restaurant
    • Hummus Brothers Tapas Bar
    • Mr. Jake’s Steakhouse
    • Northern Palace Restaurant
    • Rockford Grill
    • Sliders
    • So Good
    • Thirsty Moose Pub
    • Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
    • White Spot Restaurant
  • Fast Food
    • 4 x A&W Restaurants
    • Burger King
    • College Heights 2 for 1 Pizza
    • 2 x Dairy Queen’s
    • 2 x Domino’s Pizza
    • Extreme Pizza
    • Fatburger
    • Hart Burger Bar
    • Kalo Donair
    • 4 x KFC’s
    • 2 x Little Caesar’s
    • Mario’s 2 for 1 Pizza and Chicken
    • 5 x McDonald’s
    • 2 x Panago’s
    • 8 x Subway’s
    • Tabor 2 for 1 Pizza
    • Taco Del Mar
    • 7 x Tim Horton’s
    • 2 x Wendy’s

 


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Mar 122012
 

Population: 113+
Elevation:
Website: http://www.gov.bc.ca/arr/firstnation/kaska_nation/default.html
News:

Lower Post, British Columbia is an aboriginal community up in Northern British Columbia.  Its located along the Alaska Highway and is a beautiful area to be in during the Summer months.  Before it was a town, it was a great fishing spot along with a crossing (early road systems) and a meeting place for people.  It has a diverse population due to the fact that people from all over would come meet at this place and eventually settled there.  Kaska is the rare language spoken by a few of the aboriginals.  There are no government services in Lower Post and the citizens use services from nearby Watson Lake, Yukon (about 15 miles Northwest).  I find the sharp increase in population interesting considering just 10 years ago there were 28 people and 5 years later there was 113. 

Things to Do

  • Good Fishing Spots

Places to Stay

  • Big Horn Hotel

Food to Eat


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Mar 102012
 

Population: Abandoned Population Place
Elevation: 474m
Website:
News:

There is not a whole lot of info on this area.  I added it because of the Fort Halkett Provincial Park.  Unfortunately at this time the park is closed because of a huge wildfire they had come through the entire area.  Its located where the Smith River and Liard River come together.  Its near km 820 on the Alaska Highway.  The biggest attraction at this place is the Smith River Falls.  This is a 10 story 30ft wide waterfall which plunges into a deep pool.  It makes a crazy loud thunderous sound when it hits the bottom too.   You can easily reach these falls by car and you can also see the original site of Fort Halkett (originally a Hudson Bay Trading Company outpost). 


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Mar 082012
 

Population: 18,609
Elevation: 2,260 feet (690m)
Website: www.fortstjohn.ca
Newspaper:  Fort St. John’s Alaska Highway News

Things to do in the City

  • Paved Walking Trails
  • North Peace Leisure Pool
  • Skateboard Park
  • Fort Bowling Lanes
  • Chances Gaming Centre
  • Music and Art Downtown

Places to Stay

  • Econo Lodge
  • Pomeroy Hotel
  • Quality Inn Northern Grand Hotel
  • Pomeroy Inn & Suites
  • Howard Johnson
  • Northwoods Inn
  • Super 8 Fort St. John
  • The Grande Haven
  • Vlad Motor Inn
  • Lakeview Inn & Suites
  • Cedar Lodge Motor Inn
  • Best Western Coachman Inn
  • Condill Hotel – Pub
  • Caravan Motel
  • The Roost Motel
  • Four Seasons Motor Inn
  • Blue Belle Motel

 


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Mar 062012
 

Population: 4,514
Elevation: 1,350ft (410m)
Website: www.northernrockies.ca
News: The Fort Nelson News

Fort Nelson is largest town in British Columbia’s Northeastern corner.  It was established back in 1805 as a trading post.  North West Company used it for fur trading in the late 1700′s and early 1800′s. 

Things to do (In Town)

  • Poplar Hills Golf Course
  • Fort Nelson Demonstration Trails
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Amazing Wildlife
  • Fort Nelson Heritage Centre

Things to do (In the Area)

  • Liard Hot Springs
  • Northern Rocky Mountain Provincial Park
  • Smith River Falls
  • Wokkpash Recreation Area
  • Muncho Lake
  • Rafting on the Liard River

Hotels

  • Super 8 Fort Nelson
  • Ramada Limited Fort Nelson
  • Lakeview Inn and Suites Fort Nelson
  • Woodlands Inn
  • Fort Nelson Hotel
  • Blue Bell Inn
  • Fort Nelson – Ramada Limited
  • Shannon Motel
  • Provincial Motel

Restaurants

  • Boston Pizza
  • Subway
  • Triple G Hideaway
  • P & T Restaurant
  • Fort Pizza
  • Backroads Sport & Grill
  • Mama & Papa’s Cafe


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Jan 312012
 

Population: 11,583
Elevation: 2,182 feet (665m)
Website: www.dawsoncreek.ca
Newspaper: The Dawson Creek Daily News | Fort St. John’s Alaska Highway News
Radio: AM 890, FM 104.1

Things to Do

  • Kiskarinaw Bridge
  • Dawson Creek Art Gallery
  • Northern Alberta Railway Park
  • Walking Trails
  • Rotary Lake and Park
  • Senior’s Community Park
  • Bear Mountain Ski Hill
  • Down Town Mural Project
  • Alaska Highway House
  • Farmer’s Market

Places to Stay

  • Days Inn Dawson Creek
  • Pomeroy Inn & Suites Dawson Creek
  • Best Western Dawson Creek Inn
  • Comfort Inn Dawson Creek
  • Peace Villa Motel
  • Aurora Park Inn & Suites
  • Ramada Inn Limited Dawson Creek
  • The Lodge Motor Inn
  • Super 8 Dawson Creek
  • George Dawson Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dawson Creek
  • Sunset Ranch B&B
  • Rising Moon B&B
  • Inn on the Creek
  • Northern Lights B&B
  • Travellers Inn
  • Alaska Hotel

Food to Eat

  • Browns Social House
  • Orion Restaurant
  • Cups Tea and Cakes
  • Mr. Mikes West Coast Grill
  • Le’s Restaurant
  • Noodle Hut
  • Dawson Co-op Cafeteria
  • Sola’s Bar & Grill
  • The Lodge Cafe
  • Hug A Mug
  • Airport Cafe
  • Boston Pizza
  • Rockwells Pub Club
  • Cafe Europa
  • Meng Fan

 

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