I'm not sure if Anchorage (nevertheless, Alaska) is on your solo trip, but hit me up for an impromptu hubski meetup! Also, the big thing that Anchorage is scared of right now is bears, we've had three mauling to deaths in the past month, which usually isn't a thing.
I envy you driving through Canada. I love the Alcan drive a lot. But maybe I've always just thought of Canada as weirder, alternative reality Alaska.