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Backcountry is one of British Columbia’s largest hunting, fishing and outdoor supply stores. The Fort St. John area is home to some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in North America and often referred to as “The Serengeti of the North”.

70th birthday of Alaska Highway being celebrated with Convoy

Don’t be alarmed if you witness military vehicles making their way through the Alaska Highway. In celebration of the 70th year anniversary of the construction of the Alaska Highway, the Western Command Military Vehicle Historical Society will be holding the Western Command Envoy, travelling the Highway in historic military vehicles.

The trip will begin in Dawson Creek, with vehicles making their way to their final destination of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Fort St. John will be the second stop on the tour, taking place Wednesday, August 1, and anyone interested is invited to a variety of celebratory events taking place in town.

The Fort St. John celebration will begin with a ceremony at the Charlie Lake Monument, starting at 10 a.m.

From 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., the featured military vehicles will be on display at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum. As part of the celebration, admission to the Museum grounds will be free of charge.

Wrapping up the celebration is the Alaska Highway 70th Anniversary Banquet, being held at the Fort St. John Legion.

The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and will include 1940’s style music, performed by Diamonds in the Rough, as well as a silent auction.

Tickets for the banquet cost $30 and are available for purchase at the Museum.

For more information on the Western Command Convoy, or its visit to Fort St. John, call 250-787-0430.