On our fourth and final day in Canada we left Whitehorse in the Yukon and continued up the Alaskan Highway. This took us through Haines Junction, Beaver Creek, and FINALLY reaching Alaska! Yippee!!
And wouldn't you know it, I was so focused on getting into the proper RV border crossing lane, I totally forgot to pull over at the "Welcome to Alaska" sign and get a picture. I'll just have to remember to do that on the way out.
This time at the border, the guard asked for our passports and all the familiar questions. At the end he finally says: "OK, you can go. And by the way, your passports are no good because they are not signed." Then he hands them back to us. Of all the things we forget to do. At least he let us enter.
Oops, I'm getting ahead of myself.
Around noon time while still in the Yukon Territory, we drove through Cottonwood, Destruction Bay, and Burwash Landing which are along the banks of the Kluane Lake. Driving the Alaskan Highway through this route gives you spectacular views of the greenish-blue Kluane Lake. The Kluane Mountain Range also parallels the highway and the St. Elias Mountain Range just to the west contains many of Canada's highest peaks, including Mt. Logan which is towering at 19,545 feet.
Another highlight of today's drive was just before reaching the border, we encountered a Bald Eagle picking up road kill or it had attacked another bird. There were two other black birds trying to attack the Bald Eagle, maybe trying to rescue their friend. I'm not sure but it was interesting to watch. This was the best photo we could get. As we got closer, they flew into the trees.
In Alaska, we drove in about 60 miles to the town of Tok. Here we are parked for the night. Here they also have a restaurant where we ate fresh Alaska Sockeye and King Salmon. It was pretty good!
I also got the chance to finally wash the motorhome and Blazer. It really needed it.
So that was day number four and the conclusion of our drive across Canada. Below are the rest of the photos from today's RV journey through Canada.