Yukon Sights

Cassiar Highway, Hwy 37 in Northern British Columbia
Hwy 16 to Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park

The Cassiar Highway is about 450 miles long total. The Cassiar route from Prince George to Whitehorse is about 210 km (130 miles) shorter than the Alaska Highway route from Prince George to Whitehorse.

In 2007, we drove north on the Cassiar and returned on the Alaska Highway.  While boondocked in a rest area south of Fort Nelson because we were unable to get a campsite, we decided the Cassiar Highway would be our preferred route on future trips.

In 2008 & 2009, we drove north on the Cassiar and returned home on the same route.  The scenery is better southbound, even though it is all the same trees and mountains.  All a matter of perspective, I think.

In 2010 we went north on the Alaska Highway and returned south on the Cassiar.

See my page Highway 37A for pictures from Meziadin Junction to Stewart, Hyder, Fish Creek and Salmon Glacier.

The south end of the Cassiar Highway is a 2-lane paved road with paint lines and usually a bit of shoulder.  It is very easy driving and good time can be made.

Northbound on the south end of the Cassiar Highway, BC
Northbound on the Cassiar Highway, south of Meziadin Junction - June 2008


Southbound on the Cassiar Highway, south of Meziadin Junction - July 2008

Meziadin Lake is near Meziadin Junction, where Hwy 37 and Hwy 37A meet.  There are no facilities at Meziadin Junction.  Fuel can be purchased in Stewart, or further north on the Cassiar at Bell II.

Highway 37A is a very scenic route that leads to Stewart B.C. and Hyder, Alaska.
Salmon Glacier is beyond Hyder and well-worth the drive to see it.

The campground at Meziadin Lake Provincial Park has many waterfront spots, as well as numerous sites with water views.

Meziadin Lake Provincial Park campground, BC
Meziadin Lake Provincial Park and campground, near Meziadin Junction - June 2008

View of Meziadn Lake Provincial Park & campground
View of Meziadin Lake Provincial Park and campground - August 2009

North of Meziadin Junction, the paved highway continues.  The highway is good driving to Kinaskan Lake due to recent road upgrades.

Cassiar Highway north of Meziadin Lake
Cassiar Highway north of Meziadin Lake, northbound - August 2009

Scene from the Cassiar Highway, BC
Northbound on the Cassiar Hwy, between Meziadin Junction and Kinaskan Lake provincial park - June 2008

Scene from the Cassiar Highway, BC
Northbound on the Cassiar Hwy, between Meziadin Junction and Kinaskan Lake provincial park - June 2008

Northbound on the Cassiar Highway, BC
Northbound on the Cassiar Hwy, between Meziadin Junction and Kinaskan Lake provincial park - June 2008

Northbound on the Cassiar Highway, BC
Northbound on the Cassiar Hwy, between Meziadin Junction and Kinaskan Lake provincial park - June 2008

Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park has a small campground.  Most of the sites are waterfront with varying amounts of privacy.

Campsite at Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park, BC
Campsite at Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park and campground - June 2008

Campsite at Kinaskan Lake Proincial Park, Cassiar Highway, BC
Campsite at Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park - September 2010 -- N57 31.807 W130 11.614

Kinaskan Lake, Cassiar Highway, BC
Shoreline along Kinaskan Lake, a short hike from the campground - June 2008

Shorline on Kinaskan Lake, Cassiar Highway, BC
Fall colours on Kinaskan Lake - September 2010

Shorline on Kinaskan Lake, Cassiar Highway, BC
Looking west from the campground at Kinaskan Lake - September 2010

Sunset on Kinaskan Lake, Cassiar Highway, BC
Sun setting on Kinaskan Lake on the Cassiar Highway - September 2010

Now on to the the north end of the Cassiar Highway.