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Old 07-13-2009, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Sweet. A Homer CD get together sounds good...
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Definitely doable, are you doing all the driving or sharing duties? Calgary to Ft. Nelson should be doable in daylight, we did Edmonton - Ft. Nelson with 2 kids and left at 8am and made it into Ft. Nelson by 6:30pm. If you're on the road by 6-6:30am you should make it no sweat.

Ft. Nelson to Haines Jct will probably take about the same as Calgary to Ft. Nelson. Good luck on the drive! Be safe.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: WE MADE IT!!
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FT. Nelson= one expense darn place to spend the night and REALLY no where to eat out at. Maybe cut that day a little short stop before hand in a REAL town and then drive through Ft. Nelson. We paid $185 US for a room there with just 2 double beds in March 08 so not during tourist season, there was another place up the street but it did not look very welcoming so we stayed at the Super 8. The 8 did have a really nice hot tub and indoor pool with a water park water slide so that was nice but it wasn't cheap.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Places to eat in Fort Nelson...

Fort Nelson Cafe
Enjoy gourmet coffee and light meals at the Fort Nelson Cafe (open June).
Address: 5100 50 Ave. North | Fort Nelson, BC
Tel: 1 250 774-6971
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Northern Rockies Cafe
Northern Rockies Cafe specializes in light meals, specialty coffees and baked goods. Take-out is available. (Open August).
Address: 107 Northern Rockies Plaza | Fort Nelson, BC
Tel: 1 250 233-8646

P & T Restaurant
P & T Restaurant is a licensed Chinese restaurant in Fort Nelson. Choose from several dishes.
Address: 4107 50 Ave. South | Fort Nelson, BC | V0C 1R0 [ Map ]
Tel: 1 250 774-6244
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Shangri - La Restaurant
Specializing in Chinese and Western cuisine.
Address: 5403 50th Ave South | Fort Nelson, BC | V0C 1R0 [ Map ]
Tel: 1 250 774-2188

Dan's Neighborhood Pub
Dan's Neighborhood Pub serves up classic pub fare such as burgers and fish and chips. In the summer, enjoy a cold beverage out on the patio.
Address: 4204 50 Ave. North | Fort Nelson, BC
Tel: 1 250 774-3929
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Backroads Sports Bar & Grill
Offering a licensed dining room with a full menu and liquor store onsite.
Address: 4607 55 St. | Fort Nelson, BC
Tel: 1 250 774-2000

Mag n' Mel's Dixie Lee Chicken
Mag n' Mel's Dixie Lee Chicken specializes in fried chicken and homemade soups. Stop in and try the daily lunch specials.
Address: 5011 50th Ave S | Fort Nelson, BC | V0C 1R0 [ Map ]
Tel: 1 250 774-6226
Great place for Breakfast, too!

Fort Pizza
Fort Pizza offers home delivery. Fast food favourites also available.
Address: 5148 Liard St. | Fort Nelson, BC | V0C 1R0
Tel: 1 250 774-2405
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If you don't want to have breakfast here, you can drive a hour and a half up to Toad River and have breakfast there, or lunch for that matter.
Pizzarama Pizzaria
Enjoy a slice or two from Pizzarama Pizzaria, located at the Landmark Plaza. Pasta and side dishes available.
Address: 12 4916 50th Ave. | Fort Nelson, BC | V0C 1R0 [ Map ]
Tel: 1 250 774-7100
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Big Island- Hawaii, AK, WA where the whales are!
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OK here I go finally.... Appreciate any help- like the sooo many of us that ask! Thanks

plan on leaving WA end of month first of August... ending in Seward...stay until firist of Sept...

Plan on camping- sleep in back of the truck/canopy - single gal with dog driving- safe enough eh? Don't know why I am worrying driving/camping alone when down here in 48 do it all the time. Some place new...

.... if I want to stay in a hotel for a break and warm shower- do I need to make reservations or is spur of moment decision a bad idea for getting a room. A basic room shower lock on door all I need. I have the Milepost, Lonely planet, and Alaska Camping Book.

Any advice on where to stop at and where not to? Was thinking of taking i-5 to Prince George to Dease Lake - Dease Lake to Whitehorse- Whitehorse to Tok - Glenn Hiway/Tok cutoff to Anchorage - to Seward...... or do you suggest another route?

First of September roads are usually not snowed in right?

Again Thank you!
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: WE MADE IT!!
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Toad is a great place to eat,really neat to sit down and look at all those hats. Don't eat at Boston Pizza OMG the price will kill you. I seen only 2 other places to eat and both were closed.So I hope you have better luck than we did.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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We stayed at the Lake View suites just past the super 8, it was better priced $149 or so and the rooms were great.

But in general yes Ft. Nelson is spendy to overnight.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Fort Nelson Hotel is up to $99 CAD...

Hotel Reservations :: Fort Nelson Hotel - The Largest Accomodation Facility in Fort Nelson
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: WE MADE IT!!
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WOW they paint a pretty picture maybe it was the time of year but that place didn't look anything like that in real life. To me the whole place seemed run down,like I said maybe it was the time of year,but if we make a trip outside we will plan our trip so that we don't end up there. Heck in this weather I would be more tempted to camp out somewhere,but thats just me I like to camp,guess that is why I don't mind living off the grid and using an outhouse. LOL
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I stayed there one night, it was -25 outside and it was about 100 inside with no thermostat!
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