Northern BC road trip - recommendations for eats
Our trip starts in Calgary, with stops in - Grande Prairie, Fort Nelson, Watson Lake, Whitehorse, Dease Lake, Stewart, Prince George - then back to Calgary!
Though I'm expecting a lot of Tim Horton's lunches and a car packed full of baguettes, sausage and cheese ..... Are there any restaurants or cafes I should be looking out for? Also, any treats or specialites from the north that come to mind?
Well, there's already a couple of threads about Prince George (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/647844 and http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/108707) and Grande Prairie (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/627670), so check those out.
Fort Nelson has nothing but pub food. I lived there for a year, trust me. Dan's Pub is probably the best you'll do there. North, about an hour and a half, is the Northern Rockies Lodge (http://www.northernrockieslodge.com/), which has an alright German based restaurant.
In Stewart, a friend said the Bitter Creek Cafe was alright (http://bittercreek.homestead.com/).
I can't really help you with Whitehorse, but it sounds like you'll be passing through Smithers on the way back to Calgary. It's well worth your time to stop in at the Alpenhorn Pub (www.alpenhornbistro.com).
Sounds like a fun trip - I've wanted to do that circle for a while. Remember to pack up with a a LOT of those baguettes and sausages, though. The distances you're talking about are vast. Have a great time.