Beaver Creek is here
As west as it gets
This small border town is the westernmost community in Canada, and is a natural stopping place for travellers entering or leaving Alaska. Long before the Alaska Highway provided a continuous link from Alaska to British Columbia and beyond, the First Nations people of the area travelled, traded and lived for millennia. The White River First Nation continues to preserve a rich cultural heritage and ageless tradition of respecting the land.
Situated about a half-hour drive from the Alaska border, today Beaver Creek is a convenient stop for travellers. Pull in for gas, road snacks, helpful info and friendly smiles from the locals. Or stay longer and enjoy a hot meal, plug in your RV or get a cozy room. Once on your way again, you may spot more Yukon wildlife along the highway—ironically probably not a beaver.
- The Beaver Creek area has offered up archeological evidence that dates as far back as 10,000 years.
- The coldest temperature ever recorded in North America was at Snag, a tiny village near Beaver Creek. On February 3, 1947, the temperature hit an astounding -63 C (-81 F).
- Beaver Creek is just a few kilometres from the Alaska-Yukon border, part of the longest undefended border in the world.