Stewart-Cassiar & Highway 16

A vast and varied landscape of wilderness and wildlife

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Salmon Glacier in Stewart along the Stewart-Cassiar Highway


The northwest of British Columbia is vast, stretching up to the Yukon/Alaska border, with a bit of everything—dramatic glaciated valleys, volcanic rock formations, mountain ranges, and mist-shrouded rainforest, anchored by the outdoor community of Smithers and port city of Prince Rupert.

While BC has lots of remote and wild, Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park stirs the spirit, elevating that to a whole other level. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its immense river network and diversity of animal life, including the blue-ish glacier bear. North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is also a remote wonderland, with only two ways in, by boat, or by float plane. This area’s wild forest, mountain, and coastal landscape make it an ideal destination for a road trip.

Highway 16

Highway 16, also known as the Yellowhead Highway, stretches from the Rocky Mountains to the rugged Pacific coastline, and the Stewart-Cassiar Highway stretches up to the Yukon and Alaska borders. 

Mount Edziza Provincial Park | Photo: Taylor Burk
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Route 16—Riding Mt. Robson to Prince Rupert.

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Experience Providers in Stewart-Cassiar & Highway 16

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Port Interpretive Centre


Prince Rupert

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The Argosy

Art Galleries, Shopping

Prince Rupert

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The Exploration Place Museum & Science Centre

Museums & Heritage Sites, Attractions

Prince George

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Fort St. James National Historic Site

Museums & Heritage Sites

Fort St. James

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    Smithers Visitor Centre

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    Last Frontier Heliskiing

    Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing

    Bell II

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