Salmon Glacier and Granduc Mine

Salmon Glacier near Stewart

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Salmon Glacier and Granduc Mine

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Half-day, 37.40 km (23.24 mi)

Grizzly bear near Stewart (Picture BC photo)
Grizzly bear near Stewart (Picture BC photo)

Drive from Stewart to see Salmon Glacier, an impressive centuries-old swath of snow and ice that cuts through mountains and valleys. The Salmon Glacier is the fifth biggest glacier in the world, and the most accessible via road travel.

Visitors without vehicles can book tours of the Salmon Glacier and Granduc Mine with Seaport Limousine. Note: the scenic drive to Stewart area glaciers is only accessible in the summer.

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Salmon Glacier near Stewart, JF Bergeron photo
Part 1
Stewart to Salmon Glacier/Granduc Mine

37.40 km - about 0 hours 58 min

Drive across the border to Alaska (no ID is required at this point) and check out Hyder, "the friendliest ghost town in Alaska." Though it's only a couple minutes from Stewart, Hyder is distinctly American. Hyder has few buildings so it takes only a couple minutes to drive around the entire town.

Stay on the same road, passing the Fish Creek bear viewing platform on the left. The road grows increasingly narrow as it winds along mountain edges. The 21km/13mi marker indicates the passage back into Canada. Continue for a few kilometers/miles to reach the Salmon Glacier viewpoint.

From the Salmon Glacier Viewpoint continue carefully along the same route for another 20 minutes or so. At the end of the road is the old Granduc Mine site. The site holds an important place in Stewart's history. However, history buffs will have to do some preparing, as the site does not feature information boards.

Note: road to and locations of Salmon Glacier viewpoint/Granduc Mine on the map are approximate.

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Driving Directions

Part 1 - Stewart to Salmon Glacier/Granduc Mine - 37.40 km - about 0 hours 58 min

Head west on 5th Ave/Glacier Hwy/BC-37A W toward Brightwell StEntering the United States of America (Alaska)

3.66 km

Continue onto International St

0.32 km

Turn right at Nevada St

0.29 km

Slight right onto Premiere Ave

0.47 km

Slight right onto Hyder Ave

1.20 km

Continue onto NFD 88Entering Canada (British Columbia)

15.42 km

Continue onto Granduc RdDestination will be on the left

8.04 km

Continue on Granduc Mine/Salmon Glacier road. Salmon Glacier will be on the left.

8 km