October 20, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
Stewart, Cruises & Boat Tours
I have traveled three times via car from Oregon to BC. If you have the time driving BC is an incredible adventure. To understand the sheer size of this beautiful province, you have to take the time to explore BC by auto.
The Cassiar in of itself is a fantastic drive. Remote and extremely scenic, one can see Grizzly bears right off the highway. The wildlife is wonderful and abundant. The Stewart-Hyder highway is stunning and you get up close and personal to Bear glacier, one of the only "drive-to" glaciers in the world. This is a remarkable feat and for those who can not hike this is an excellent opportunity to feel, see and experience glacier-ness. Stewart is a lovely town and overall I was quite pleased with the experience. Salmon Glacier is viewable on the Granduc Road drive outside of Hyder, US. Hyder had nothing on Stewart, it is just a dump. August-September is a lovely time to explore this region with early fall color but be prepared for rain anytime and when it rains it pours.
Just a note from an American, I adore BC, Canada and Canadians. They are the nicest folks in the world. I am envious of their citizenship, friendliness, and their government that takes care of them from cradle to grave. Maybe someday the USA will be such a wonderful place.