Beautiful Fraser, British Columbia is a Canadian Border port of entry and has no permanent residences nor businesses. Fraser began as a location of a water tower for the steam engines of the White Pass and Yukon Route railway connecting Skagway to Whitehorse. The water tower still stands, but today the railway is used as a mode of transportation for tourism and travellers. Fraser is located a kilometre 36.5 of the South Klondike Highway in northwestern British Columbia and is 34 km north of Skagway, Alaska and 69 km south of Carcross, Yukon. If you plan on visiting make sure that you bring along your passport as you will be crossing between Canada and the United States of America.
Even though Fraser does not have any permanent residences or businesses it is sure worth pulling over after you have gone through the Canadian Border to stop and admire the breath taking mountains reflecting in the water. Originally built as the location for a water tower that still stands today for the White Pass and Yukon Route railway to connect Skagway to Whitehorse during the gold rush. Now the railway mainly uses Fraser as a place to transfer passengers between buses and the train. If you are up for an adventure there is a company right next to the border crossing that rents out Sea Kayaks and can take you on a tour of Bernard Lake. Whether you spend five minutes of a few hours exploring the area it is well worth the stop in Fraser, British Columbia! Be sure not to blink or you will miss this beautiful stop.
Here are some photos from our time driving through Fraser, British Columbia!