Images of BC Highway 37, the Stewart-Cassiar
An Explorer's Guide to the Stewart-Cassiar Highway (BC Hwy 37)
About 14 km east of Good Hope Lake, on the Rapid River, a major tributary of the Dease River, is the abandoned Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) trading post McDame Post (seen on a 1920 HBC map as McDame's Creek). Trade here was with both Tahltan and Kaska Indians. The creek (formerly called "Nigger Creek") and the post were named after Henry McDame, a black miner who was born in the Bahamas and discovered gold here in 1874.
The trading post building burned in about 2010 - this photo was shot in 2002.
The road is best considered a 4x4 trail, although it is passable by small vehicles in very dry weather.
This photograph is © 2002-2017 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.