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Boya Lake to Meziadin Junction, Cassiar Highway

09 July 2008

We woke to fresh snow on the mountain tops and a slight overcast.
The north end of the Cassiar is a two-lane paved road with no paint lines.

Southbound on the Cassiar Highway, BC
Cassiar Highway southbound from Boya Lake to Meziadin Junction - July 2008

We arrived at the Meziadin Lake Provincial Park campground in the late afternoon. After setting up, we decided to whip into Hyder to enjoy fish and chips at "the bus". The drive to Stewart was quite exciting. We saw nine bears, including a ma-bear with two cubs.

Black Bear
Black bear alongside Highway 37A to Stewart BC

Highway 37A
Highway 37A scenery on the way to Stewart BC 

Meziadin Junction
Scenery on Hwy 37A between Meziadin Junction and Stewart 

Hwy 37A
Scenery on Hwy 37A between Meziadin Junction and Stewart

Scenery on Hwy 37A between Meziadin Junction and Stewart

Bear Glacier near Stewart,  BC -- July 2008
Bear Glacier in July 2008 (see Bear Glacier in 1993)

Between Meziadin Junction and Stewart there is a turnoff towards the south. The road leads to a very pleasant recreation site that would fit small camping units. Of course, there are no hook-ups. There is also a sign warning of bears.

Clements Lake
Clements Lake Recreation Site just off Hwy 37A - July 2008

Highway 37A to Stewart BC
Scenery on Hwy 37A between Meziadin Junction and Stewart - July 2008

Stewart BC and Portland Canal
View looking east towards Stewart on the Portland Canal

There is no customs office entering Hyder AK. However, when leaving Hyder to return to Canada, you must clear Canadian customs.

Alaska and BC border near Hyder AK
Entering Hyder AK and departing British Columbia

The Bus in Hyder AK
Not to be missed, "the bus" in Hyder. Best fish and chips west of Stewart!

The Fish Creek "bear viewing platform" is past "the bus". We did not visit the bear area this trip as we were there late in the day in the spring. However, we did visit in September 2007.

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