I can give you plenty of reasons to divert west along the Yellowhead Hwy, AKA:
B.C. Highway 16, to the Cassiar Highway from whichever route your taking to Alaska. While the
Cassiar Highway is undeniably more remote, and without question less traveled, it's also one
of the more scenic routes with loads of wildlife, countless rivers, lakes and some rather interesting
settlements to check out too.
Stewart Cassiar Highway
The first time we drove the Cassiar Highway was back in February 1983. At that time the the
vast majority of the road was still loose gravel and occasionally deeply rutted from rains and
wear. Much has changed sense those days and today driving the Cassiar Highway is more like a
drive on country roads in the lower 48 states. For the most part the road is paved or what is
called seal coated, which is the most improved non pavement surface I have ever driven on. Rock
chips are now rare and the need for traction tires is a thing of the past.
Northbound from Junction 37 off of the Yellowhead Highway the road is very good, level and
has decent shoulders. This area is loaded with black bears especially around Kitwanga and Meziadin
To the east is the Skeena Mountains and the Coast Range is on the west.
- Kitwanga, B.C.
- Meziadin Lake Campground
- Glacier Highway
- Stewart, B.C.
- Hyder, Alaska; the southern most location in Alaska accessable by road.
- Kinaskin Lake Campground
- Tatogga Lake Resort and RV Park located 245 miles, 5 hours, north of Kitwanga,
- Dease Lake, B.C.
- Telegraph Creek, B.C.
- Jade City, B.C.
- Boya Lake Campground
- Junction 37 North
Campgrounds along the Stewart Cassiar Highway in British Columbia Canada.