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An Explorer's Guide to Beaver Creek, Yukon


Location: on the Alaska Highway at Historic Mile 1202

Population (June 2014): 116

Elevation: 650 meters (2,130 feet)

Postal Code: Y0B 1A0

    Located on the Alaska Highway 32 kilometers (20 miles) from the Alaska border, Beaver Creek is where travellers from Alaska must report to Canada Customs (which is open 24/7 year round). Highway/tourist services provide the majority of income opportunities, with a lodge (the 1202 Motor Inn), a motel (Ida's), cabin rental (Buckshot Betty's) and other services including restaurants at each of the lodging places. The former Westmark hotel and RV park may be open, but its status is currently not known (November 2014).

    The Visitor Reception Centre is open daily, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., mid-May to late September.

    On October 28, 1942, the final connection of the construction of the Alaska Highway (Alcan) was completed here when the 97th Engineers met the 18th Engineers.


Beaver Creek Community Profile
A detailed profile of the people, economy and lifestyle by the Yukon Government.

Buckshot Betty's
Restaurant and rooms available year round.

History of Beaver Creek
The school has posted a good history of the community.

Ida's Motel and Restaurant
OPen year round, with spacious rooms, a restaurant, lounge, gas bar and laundry.

White River First Nation
Beaver Creek is in the Traditional Territory of White River First Nation, which consists of two linguist groups, the Upper Tanana and the Northern Tutchone.

A Guide to the Alaska Highway
From history to photo albums and current road conditions, you'll find it all here.

Other Contact Information:

1202 Motor Inn - 867-862-7600

Visitor Reception Centre - 867-862-7321


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