Fort Nelson was established in 1805 by the North West Fur Trading Company. They named the establishment after Britain’s proclaimed greatest war hero, Lord Horatio Nelson.
On Route • Campgrounds • Food and Drink • Things To Do • Next Stop
Fort St John to Fort Nelson
If you are following along on our Alaskan Road Trip Stops, this means you will be arriving to Fort Nelson from Fort St John! Do not forget to keep an eye out for these sights along your drive!
Keep an eye out for mile markers along side of the highway as you travel. At mile 101, you should pass Wonowon, a previous military checkpoint during WWII. This is when you should start to see stunning views that continue north of Wonowon to Mile 143, Pink Mountain. From the vantage point of Pink Mountain you can enjoy breathtaking views of the wildflowers and the mountains before descending into Beatton River Valley.
Fort Nelson Campgrounds
- Large pull through sites
- Hook ups
- Pet Friendly
- Pull through sites
- Dump station
- Gas and diesel available.
- May 1 – Sept 31
- Full hookups
- Pet friendly
Things To Do
The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum is spread throughout 8 buildings, featuring countless displays and artifacts. The Museum includes a vintage car collection and World War II artifacts.
The Poplar Hills Golf and Country Club is a public 9 hole golf course offering players amazing views of the Northern Rockies. Facilities include a driving range, grass greens, pro shop, club and power cart rentals, concession and lounge.
Visit fortnelsoninfo.com to plan your visit to Fort Nelson!
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