Dease Lake is a small community on the Cassiar Highway. It has a complete range of visitor services including a store, post office, gas, restaurants, hotels, RV park, BC Forest Service office and highway maintenance camp. Dease Lake is the junction with the road to Telegraph Creek.
Be aware that when travelling the Cassiar Highway the fuel station in Dease Lake is typically open 7am to 8pm. So if you arrive after 8pm and need gas, you will need to stay the night.
Accommodations in Dease Lake
History of Dease Lake
The town of Dease Lake got it’s start as a Husdson’s Bay trading post in 1838. It was used by fur traders and trappers.
In the 1860s gold was discovered on the Stikine River, and later, in 1873, it was at the centre of the Gold Rush on the Dease and Thibert Creeks.
Dease Lake Today
Now Dease Lake is a supply centre for the northwest region of BC. It is also a staging area and departure point for adventurers and paddlers looking to navigate the Dease River, or hike and camp in the beautful northern wilderness.