TRADEX Trade & Exhibition Centre16 Feb '17 to 19 Feb '17 @ 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
For 75 years the Alaskan Highway has been the ultimate road trip for adventurers looking to experience the North-Eastern regions of British Columbia. The highway originated during World War II, when the United States suddenly joined the war after the attack on Pearl Harbour. Up until that point there was no road that linked Canada to Alaska.
Canadian citizens and US Soldiers joined forces to create a highway, which would see Northern inhabitants of BC, the Yukon and Alaska come together. In the last 75 years, the highway consists of lively towns with a ton of attractions for anyone looking to see more of the beautiful North East region of British Columbia.
There are an abundance of great pit stops and sights to see as you make your way up the Alaskan highway and discover more of what British Columbia has to offer.
• Pouce Coupe is one of the first stops you will pass on your trip. Known for its incredible wooden train trestle, Pouce Coupe was originally supposed to be one of the bigger towns along the highway. Located just over 10 minutes away you’ll find Dawson Creek, this is where the highway begins and is famous for the mile 0 Post. Dawson Creek is near many beautiful attractions including the Alaska Highway Command Centre and the Kiskatinaw Bridge, the first of its kind in Canada.
• The District of Taylor is right on the foot of the Peace River and offers great camping and lookouts as well as a championship golf course. Open May through September, the Rocky Mountain Fort Museum is a must see, and is located in Peace Island Park.
• One of the liveliest stops in the region and your next potential pit stops is Fort St. John. The pioneering city also offers an interesting history walking tour of the town and has an array of great pubs, eateries and nightclubs.
• Right on the heels of the Rocky Mountains you will find Fort Nelson. Fort Nelson is a hiker’s paradise and its one of the last big stops before you push north. A few hours’ drive from here you will find the second hottest spring pools in all of Canada at Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park.
“We are really looking forward to featuring this region of BC at this year’s show” says Amanda Henschell, Show Producer “A trip up the Alaskan Highway is a trip of a lifetime and we are delighted that tourism representatives and locals from this region can provide show goers with informative information to start planning their trips”
EVENT: 2017 EARLYBIRD RV SHOW & SALE
DATES: Thursday, February 16 10:00am-9:00pm Friday, February 17 10:00am-9:00pm Saturday, February 18 10:00am-9:00pm Sunday, February 19 10:00am-5:00pm
LOCATION: TRADEX Trade & Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford
ADMISSION: Adults $8 Seniors $6 (60+) Youth $5 (13-19) Children Free (Kids 12 & Under) Family Pack $20 (2 Adults & up to 4 Youth) Multi-Day Pass $10 (Adults and/or Youth)