Welcome to Mackenzie Highway
The mainly agricultural landscape between Grimshaw and Manning gives way to endless stretches of spruce and pine forest. Come prepared – this is frontier territory: services become fewer (and more expensive) as you head northward through the wilderness. Make sure you fill your tank any time you see a gas station from here on.
High Level, the last settlement of any size before the NWT border, is a timber-industry center. Workers often stay in its motels during the week. The only service station between High Level and Enterprise (in the NWT) is at Indian Cabins.