The Cosmopolitan Railway
A Foundation for All Nations to Compete in the Global Economy
Governor William Gilpin of Colorado Published a Book entitled, The Cosmopolitan Railway
Governor William Gilpin of Colorado gave a speech at Lawrence Kansas, and again later that year at Independence Mississippi.
The speech called for a Widelly Extended Railway System that would traverse the Continent and continue across the Bering Strait and across Siberia to connect with the Railways of Europe.
Canadian Customs and Border Information
Proof of citizenship (current passport or birth certificate) and a valid driver’s license are required for entry.
Anyone under 18 traveling alone must have a notarized letter of permission from a parent or guardian.
A valid driver’s license, motor vehicle registration form and proof of liability insurance are required for vehicular traffic.
Alaska/Canada Border Locations and Hours
Top of the World Highway (Poker Creek)
Open mid-May to mid-Sept, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Alaska Highway (Beaver Creek)
Open year-round, 24 hours a day
Open year-round, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Klondike Highway (Skagway)
U.S. – open year-round, 8 a.m. to midnight
Canada – 8 a.m. to midnight (Nov-May), 24 hours a day (June-Oct)
Though verified at press time, if time is critical to your travel plans, please call the local U.S. Customs office at (907) 474-0307, the Alaska Highway U.S. border station at (907) 774-2252 or the Canadian Customs office at Beaver Creek, YT at (867) 862-7230.
Yellowhead Alaska Highway 16
This 733 km/455 mile highway takes you from Prince George, BC, to Prince Rupert on BC’s Pacific coast, and the terminus for two coastal ferry Systems —The Alaska Marine Highway System, and the British Columbia Ferry System.
The entire route is paved, and has the lowest grade of any highway through the Rocky Mountains and the coast Range.
It is a river route, paralleling the Nechako, Endako, Bulkley, and Skeena Rivers.
John Hart Highway 97
This 406 km/mile 250 mile highway leads from Prince George to Dawson Creek, BC the start of the Alaska Highway.
Emergency services: Hospital 562-7241, RCMP 788-9221
Visitor Information Center open daily in the summer months, located on Highway 97.
Cassiar Highway 37 is a 724 km/450 mile long road which provides an excellent alternate route for visitors traveling to or from the Yukon or Alaska.
The Cassiar Highway knives through mountain-river-lake-glacier country.
There are several communities enroute.
Time should be allowed for a visit to the neighboring towns of Stewart, BC and Hyder, Alaska, reached by a 65 km/40mile highway which opens up some of the North's most spectacular glacier and mountain scenery.
This area of British Columbia and Alaska is one of the most beautiful you will visit on your trip north.
Long renowned for its glaciers and waterfalls, one of the top attractions still has to be the friendly people.
The Cassiar Highway 37 originally was a combination of logging and mine haul roads.
The highway has been improved, however, and for the most part has been realigned.
Although there are some sections still under construction, the road is fine for campers, motorhomes and vehicles towing trailers.
Some services listed in the following highway log are not open all year.
Fill your tank at all opportunities and you will have no problems.