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Aug 10, 2017 - Boya Lake Provincial Park

Today was a short drive to Boya Lake Provincial Park, which was recommended highly by several campers at previous RV parks. The lake was an absolutely gorgeous turquoise color and most of the camp sites were lake side sites. It was a hot day so we were grateful for the shady trees and the cool water. We took the first large site we found available and backed in, but later in the day another site opened up so we moved and pulled in forward to have the lake view through our windshield. As we sat enjoying our shade and the cool air near the...

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Jun 26, 2016 - Cassiar Highway

Drive Began: Kitwanga, BC Temperature: 66 Roads Driven: Cassiar Highway Miles: 395 Hours: 8 Notable Cities/ Sights: Totem poles, Jade City, Boya Lake Critters spotted: Robins, ravens, swallows (flying too fast to see what kind), hairy woodpeckers, slaty juncos Drive Ended: Boya Lake Provincial Park Local food eaten: Don't remember Beers in Cooler: Lucky, Molson Canadian Google Maps really underestimates Darin's driving in Canada. When it says 8 hours, he can get there in under 7. (Except for once at the scene of an accident, we did not...

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Aug 1, 2015 - Boya Lake BC

We started the morning right with a sighting of a Black Bear just a few miles outside of Teslin. It was the last for the day. We drove on to Watson Lake the town famous for its signpost park, hundreds of poles with license plates and city sign place by tourist over the history of the Alaskan Highway. After getting groceries and fuel we backtracked to Junction 37 were we started our way south, the trip back home has started. We stopped for the night at Boya Lake Provincial Park for. Our campsite was located on the shore of this beautiful...

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Jun 10, 2013 - Boya Lake Provincial Park, BC

The Cassiar Highway had been open for several days but the road is really rough. At the spot where the river flooded the road there is the Dease River Crossing Campground, or rather, there was. A large board by the fence declared that the campground is bankrupt. And as we traveled we saw several other campgrounds from our Alaska trip in 2010 that are now closed. But Boya Lake Provincial Park is open and just as beautiful as we remembered. Again there were no people when we arrived so we had our choice and we picked 3 sites down at the end...

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Aug 1, 2011 - Boya Lake, BC

It was a driving day. However, we managed to have the camera in hand. Spent hours driving and still took 60 some pictures. We edited them for the blog. The train was leaving Skagway the same time we did. We would make stops and get pictures as it caught up with us. That would be a very pretty train ride to take. We also followed a few tour buses out of town. Crossing the Canadian Boarder was not a problem. They didn't even look at our passports this time. The train was there and a couple tour buses so they pushed up through. We took Hwy 8...

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Jul 4, 2011 - The Cassiar Highway

Left Skagway at 8:00 AM before all the July 4the festivities started. The first part of the drive was the 18 km long uphill out of Skagway. No problem. Up to the top in about 20 minutes and then a great drive the rest of the day. Big wildlife viewing today as we saw four bears ( one black and three grizzles). First part of the day we spent on the Alaska Highway. Marilyn drove for about 2 hours again. This could become a regular thing. I had a nap. This will be our last day on this historic road and it has been an adventure. We started down...

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Aug 13, 2010 - Boya Lake Provincial, Park, British Columbia, Canada

About 10 AM this morning the rest of the group showed up minus their trailers. The stopped for the night last night about 22 miles from Jade City where I was. Since they missed getting through the fire area with me they were delayed an extra 1.5 hours. What happened was that some of them were in their trailer when the line moved. Since they did not move, the guy doing traffic control said that was all. They were camped at Boya Lake Provincial Park. It is truly a beautiful lake. So after going online in the Jade Store and buying British...

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Alaska 2010

Aug 12, 2010 - Boya Lake Provincial Park, BC

Campground: Boya Lake Provincial Park The plan was to stay the night at Watson Lake in order to get in line for the Cassiar Highway trip. Because there is fire on both sides of the highway it is necessary to have a pilot car escort the traffic part of the way down the highway. But when we got to the turnoff from the Alaskan Highway we were told it wouldn’t be that long a wait. So then the plan became to drive to the jade store where there is free camping. Plans went a little awry though. Jeff made the trip and the rest of us missed it. So...

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North to Alaska 2010

Aug 12, 2010 - Jade City, British Columbia, Canada

Drove from Johnson's Crossing to Gem City. We started out on the Alaska Highway and then turned south on the Cassier Highway. The Cassier Highway was having periods of closures due to a fire. When we got there it was closed but supposed to open in a while. So I got in line. The others went to get fuel, and then they got in line. When they opened the road they let 15 rigs go through and then stopped the rest. All of them got stopped while I went on to Gem City. I thought they would catch up. Evidently they must have decided to stay at Watson...

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Alaska 2010

Aug 24, 2009 - Boya Lake, British Columbia

Our route today: East on Alaska Highway from mile marker 877 to mile marker 626 at junction with Cassier Highway 37 south. Then south on Cassier Highway to mile marker 53. For a change, this morning it was not raining and by the time we were packed up and ready to roll the sun began to burn off some light fog and skies turned mostly sunny. The first stop of the day was at Johnson’s Crossing. We had to sample their world famous cinnamon buns one more time, and we were not disappointed. There was a large For Sale sign at the roadside stating...

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Jul 22, 2008 - Boya Lake Provincal Park, British Columbia

July 20, 2008 Whitehorse to Boya Lake, Canada Spent the night in a really beautiful Provincial Park on Boya Lake. The Canadians have the best parks. There were no hookups, but that’s ok cause we are self sufficient with our batteries and generator to cook and stay warm if need be. It rained hard almost all night. It is starting to get darker at night as we head south. We are feeling melancholy as our dream trip of a lifetime winds down and we head towards home.

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May 24, 2007 - Jade City

Last night's dine out was a bust. We drove 6 miles to the Motel/Café to find the café closed, sort of. They were feeding a crew from one of the local jade mines that had been flooded out and we were told there was no room for us. Nothing else in town, so we ended up returning to the rig and fixing our own dinner. We headed out from Tatogga Lake early today, knowing we would have an "interesting drive". There are 2 long stretches on the Casiar that are dirt/gravel, with many small gravel spots and lots of bumpy road. We chose not to tow the...

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