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Getting to Alaska Without Flying

Q: I do not fly, is there a way that I can get from Vancouver,BC to Fairbanks, Alaska without taking a long tour?

A: The only ways to get from Vancouver to Alaska other than flying would be driving through on the Alaska-Canada highway or by boat. Cruise ships depart from Vancouver and the Alaska Marine Highway System offers a ferry that departs from Bellingham, Washington which is about 50 miles from Vancouver. If you don’t fly, either of the other two options are much, much longer. There is no way around it because you would be covering an enormous distance. Once in Alaska, you can easily drive around from place to place or utilize the Alaska Railroad that goes as far north as Fairbanks.