Travel to Alaska on the Stewart Cassiar Highway (37)
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Stewart Cassiar Highway 37

Mile 0 to 95

0-95 96-137 138-220 221-373 374-450

Cassiar Highway 37 is a 724 km/450 mile long road which provides an excellent alternate route for visitors traveling to or from the Yukon or Alaska.

The Cassiar Highway knives through mountain-river-lake-glacier country. There  are several communities enroute. Time should be allowed for a visit to the neighboring towns of Stewart BC and Hyder Alaska, reached by a 65 km/40mile highway which opens up some of the North's most spectacular glacier and mountain scenery.This area of British Columbia and Alaska is one of the most beautiful you will visit on your trip north. Long renowned for its glaciers and waterfalls, one of the top attractions still has to be the friendly people.

The Cassiar Highway 37 originally was a combination of logging and mine haul roads. The highway has been improved, however, and for the most part has been  realigned.

Although there are some sections still under construction, the road is fine for campers, motorhomes and vehicles towing trailers.

Some services listed in the following highway log are not open all year. Fill your tank at all opportunities and you will have no problems.

Cassiar Highway
Cranberry Rapids on the Cassiar Hwy

Distances along the Cassiar Highway are marked by KILOMETRE posts. (A kilometre  is 6/10 mile.) Numbers shown in the highway log correspond to kilometre posts.

You can find more information at

km 0 Kitwanga Junction

km .3 Bridge across Skeena River.

km 3.7 Cassiar RV Park.

km 3.8 Kitwanga. General store, gas station, restaurant, post office, public campground. Attractions: Totem poles. Early wooden Anglican mission church. Kitwanga is an Indian word meaning "place of the rabbit."

km 4.4 North access to Kitwanga.

km 8 Seven Sisters Mountain Range can be seen to the Southwest.

km 15.5 Parking

km 20.1 Parking.

km 20.7 South access to native village of Kitwancool. Excellent examples of fine old totems, many recently restored. There is a craft shop in the village. The village was originally named Gitanyow meaning place of many people, but was renamed Kitwancool meaning place of reduced number, after many people were killed by other tribes.

km 26 North access to Kitwancool.

km 30.3 Rest area, tables and toilets by Moon Lit Creek. Visitor info sign.

km 34.7 Kitwanga Lake.

km 39 Kitwanga Lake Road.

km 62.7 Cranberry River.

km 75.3 Parking.

km 75.8 Nass Forest Service Road. Narrow, winding gravel road that leads to New Aiyansh and Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Park (see Nearby Attractions in Terrace.) The road is an active logging road so please be cautious. It is approximately 61 km/38 miles to New Aiyansh and 96 km/60 miles to pavement at Lava Lake. The road continues on to Terrace.

km 76.1 Cranberry River small parking area, toilets.

km 81.3 Nass River Bridge and Rest Area.

km 95 Parking beside small lake.

km 103.8 Parking.

km 113.6 Parking.

km 124.9 Parking.

km 127.6 Parking.

km 137.8 Parking by Nass River.

km 139.4 Visitor facilities.

km 142.6 Nass River, one-lane bridge spans the 122 m/400-ft wide gorge. Rest area at south end of bridge, picnic tables, toilets.

km 143.1 Unmarked side road (just north of the Nass River bridge) west 1.3 km/.8 mile leads to private airstrip, you can leave your vehicle and walk approximately 200 yards to Meziadin Fish Ladder on the Nass River. Information signs give the history of the fish ladder, there are often Fish and Wildlife people to answer your questions. July and  August are the best time to watch the salmon in their struggle upriver.

km 151.1 Tintina Creek.

km 152.9 Parking.

km 153.4 Hanna South Creek.


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