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An Explorer's Guide to Beaver Creek, Yukon

Dateline: March 6, 1999. Last update: January 3, 2024

Explorer's Guides to Northern Communities

Location: on the Alaska Highway at Historic Mile 1202

Population (March 2023): 103

Elevation: 650 meters (2,130 feet)

Postal Code: Y0B 1A0

    Beaver Creek is located on the Alaska Highway 32 kilometers (20 miles) from the Alaska border. Canada Customs (which is open 24/7 year round), where travellers from Alaska must report, is adjacent to the airport at the west side of the community. A full range of highway/tourist services are offered at Beaver Creek - there are no services at either of the border crossings.

    The Visitor Reception Centre is open daily, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., from May 1st to September 30th.

    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.

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

The history of Beaver Creek, Yukon, to 1972
An article from the Northern Canada Women's Institute, re-published in The Whitehorse Star of Monday, April 17, 1972.

Beaver Creek Visitor Information Centre
Open May 1st to September 30th.

1202 Motor Inn
Pet-friendly rooms, fuel, hot coffee, and a convenience store.

Buckshot Betty's
Restaurant and rooms available year round.

Beaver Creek RV Park & Motel
RV park with 30 and 50-amp service and water, motel, minimart, gift shop, and laundromat.

Nelnah Bessie John School
The community's school, with classes from kindergarten to Grade 9, was named after White River First Nation elder and Native Language teacher, Nelnah Bessie John.

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

Beaver Creek Rest Area
Located between the community and the airport, this gravel rest area has outhouses, garbage bins, and interpretive panels.

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.

Beaver Creek aerodrome
With an air terminal building, and a single gravel runway, 3745' x 100'.

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

Clicking on the aerial view of Beaver Creek below will open an interactive map at Google Maps, in a new window.
Beaver Creek, Yukon