Beaver Creek has been inhabited for over 10,000 years and is the home of the White River First Nation, culturally affiliated with both the Upper Tanana people of Alaska and the Northern Tutchone people to the south and east.
Today, members of the White River First Nation are very active in their cultural revival, promoting traditional dancing, singing and language programs.
Beaver Creek’s population swells all the way to 200 in the summer months although they do have a year-round population of 100. Canada Customs and Immigration is just north of town and is open 24 hours and all traffic entering Canada from Alaska must stop for clearance.
U.S. Customs and immigration is located 32 km/20 miles north of Beaver Creek on the Alaska Highway.
Visitors Center: In 2013 I was invited by a local First Nation Individual to tour his private Alaska Highway Museum. He has a collection of over 1000 artifactes from the construction of the highway. He gathered many items as they took them apart and discarded them in the trash. The only true all highway artifact museum on the highway.
Border Town Garage and Museum Sid Vander Meer has an eclectic collection of items ranging from gold rush days to the building of the Alaska Highway. He also has a number of beautiful antique cars. This is a private collection so please call if you are interested in taking a tour. 867-862-7340
Beaver Creek RV has full service RV sites, tent sites, free hot showers and dump station. Gift shop, groceries, fuel and laundromat are all available. Across from the Visitor Centre. 867-862-7500 BeaverCreekRVpark.com
Beaver Creek RV has full service RV sites, tent sites, free hot showers and dump station. Gift shop, groceries, fuel and laundromat are all available.