Highway 37 Points of Interest

Provincial Parks (Camping)

There are three well-maintained provincial parks along Highway 37 that operate during the summer, providing opportunities for fishing, hiking and sightseeing. Meziadin Lake Provincial Park is located 150 kilometres north of Kitwanga, Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park is located 364 kilometres north of Kitwanga, and Boya Lake Provincial Park is 150 kilometres north of Dease Lake.

Check the BC Parks website for details and dates of operation.

Side Trips

B.C.-Alaska Border Along the
Glacier Highway 37A

A 65-kilometre route leaving Highway 37 at Meziadin Junction takes you through stunning scenery, provides up close looks at remnants of avalanche activity in Bear Pass and takes you past Bear Glacier and into the town of Stewart. Historic buildings and museums provide a glimpse into Stewart’s mining past.

Drive through Stewart and you will arrive at the international B.C.-Alaska border. On the other side is Hyder, the most southerly town in Alaska, U.S.

Telegraph Creek Road

This winding route travels 115 kilometres (71 miles) southwest from Dease Lake through breathtaking canyons, and follows the Stikine River to the historic community of Telegraph Creek. Many of the original buildings from the gold rush days of late 1800s remain, including the former Hudson’s Bay Company store. The road has very steep grades, up to 20 per cent, and a gravel surface. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution and allow 2.5 to three hours each way. There are limited facilities in this area so call ahead for overnight stays. RV trailers are not recommended for this trip.

Cassiar

Since the closure of the mine in 1992, there are no public facilities in the former community of Cassiar. The next nearest location with facilities is Dease Lake (to the south) or the junction of Highway 37 and the Alaska Highway (to the north) just over the Yukon border.

Atlin

The Stewart-Cassiar Highway ends where it meets the Alaska Highway just west of Watson Lake, Yukon. To get to Atlin B.C., you must travel west, approximately 430 kilometres from this junction, through Teslin, Yukon, turning left onto Tagish Road (Yukon Highway 8) and south to Atlin Road (Yukon Highway 7). This mining town, rich in history and restored buildings, depicts life in the late 1800s.

 

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