Sikanni & Buckinghorse River
On your way to the Northern Rockies, these stops are great places to break up the trip between Fort St. John and Fort Nelson. All have campgrounds and friendly faces and are great places to stretch your legs or just get a coffee on the way. Refer to the Northern Rockies – Alaska Highway Amenity Guide at the back to see descriptions of these establishments.
Sikanni Chief | Mile 162 (Kilometre 262)
Resting peacefully at the bottom of a beautiful canyon is Sikanni Chief, home to the picturesque Sikanni River RV Park and Campground. Open seasonally, this serene location offers not only a full service campground with fuel and exceptional hospitality, visitors can also rent cabins for a rustic and cozy night’s stay. Offering more than just a relaxing place to rest, many come to fish and hunt and if you’re the adventurous type, you can trek to the Sikanni Chief Falls. These 30 m falls can be heard from quite a distance and visitors can expect to be amazed by the lush forest surrounding the swirling waters below.
Buckinghorse | Mile 175 (Kilometre 291)
Settled warmly along the final stretches of flat lands before venturing into the Rocky Mountains is the Buckinghorse River Provincial Park. Open seasonally, this park offers 33 individual campsites with fantastic views of the river and its surroundings. Register at the lodge!
If you’re an avid fisher, be sure to try your luck as this river offers
Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike, Mountain White Fish and Dolly
Varden, or if you’re more adventurous at heart, why not take a dip, hike or explore along the river bed.
Travelers can also stay at Buckinghorse River Lodge The lodge offers free hi-speed internet, fuel and a restaurant. Fuel is also available at the Northgate Industries work camp located across the highway from the Buckinghorse River Lodge.
Prophet River | Mile 227 (Kilometre 365)
Welcome to your first stop on the Alaska Highway in the Northern Rockies – this is where your northern BC adventure begins! Prophet River is home to the Dene Tsaa First Nations and offers the traveler a limited number of accommodations and amenities including a Bed and Breakfast and fly-in Elisi Spa & Wilderness Resort.
Andy Bailey | Mile 265 (Kilometre 427)
Looking for the opportunity to spend a moment in a quiet oasis? Then Andy Bailey Regional Campground is the place for you. Just off the Alaska Highway and down a 7.5 mile (12 kilometre) gravel access road are eight tent sites, twelve unserviced campsites (not suitable for large RV’s over 30’), a non-motorized boat launch and various day trip amenities. A great place to stop for a picnic or a quick fishing adventure, Andy Bailey is a small piece of serenity and is truly one of the many gems of the wondrous Northern Rockies.