Two people look out at a frozen landscape in the Stewart-Cassiar region of northern BC. They stand on a rocky outcrop and are looking towards the mountain range.

Stewart-Cassiar & Highway 16

A vast and varied landscape of wilderness and wildlife

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A map of British Columbia without words. A large red dot indicates the Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park.

The northwest of British Columbia stretches up to the Yukon/Alaska border, showcasing 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. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its immense river network and diversity of animal life, including the blue-ish glacier bear. Mount Edziza Provincial Park and the Spatzizi Wilderness Plateau are both remote wonderlands. Along Route 16, North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is also a remote wonderland, with only two ways in: By boat or floatplane.

This area’s wild forest, mountain, and coastal landscape make it an ideal destination for a road trip.

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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: Andrew Strain
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