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An Explorer's Guide to Stewart, British Columbia


Stewart postmark, 2005

American military storehouses and the Alaska boundary dispute
An illustrated article by Alec McEwen, originally published in 'North' magazine, April 1985

Stewart in 1919
A lengthy article by G. O. Buchanan, from The Vancouver Daily World of December 27, 1919, includes details on all of the mines.

The History of Stewart, British Columbia, to 1956
A history from 1898 to 1956 by Guy Lawrence, published in The Province, B.C. Magazine, on June 2, 1956.

The Granduc Mine Disaster
In 1965, a deadly avalanche at the Granduc Mine on the B.C./Alaska border killed 26 men.

Baby This Is for You
In 1975, the National Film Board of Canada shot a half-hour documentary about Stewart and life at the Granduc Mine.

Stewart 1979
The Northern British Columbia Archives has posted 24 photos of the town and the road out, including glacier shots.


King Edward Hotel & Motel
A full-service hotel located downtown.

Ripley Creek Inn
Quality lodging in a series of heritage and newer buildings, all located downtown.

Photo Albums

Stewart, 1975-2002
Almost 40 photos of the community and the region around it, taken over the past 25+ years.

Stewart-Cassiar Highway
Twenty-six images from the highway, including scenery, animals, attractions and the road itself.

Highway 37A
Thirty-four images from the highway in from Meziadin Junction.

Nature & Environment

Recreation Sites & Trails
This brochure outlines 9 sites and trails in the Stewart/Hyder area (pdf, 2MB).

Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site
One of the better places in the North to see both black and brown bears from mid-July through early September.

Retreat of BC's Bear Glacier, 1975 - 2015
Photos of the Bear Glacier as seen from the edge of the road in 1975, 1991, 2002, 2008, and 2015 show the dramatic retreat of this glacier.

Retreat of BC's Salmon Glacier, 1975 - 2015
Photos of the Salmon Glacier as seen from the edge of what is generally called the Granduc Mine road in 1975 and 2015 show the dramatic retreat of this glacier.

Friends of Fish Creek
Hundreds of photos of the famous Fish Creek grizzly bears and other local subjects.

Water Quality of the Bear River
This report assesses eight years of water quality data from the Bear River (1987-1994).

Stewart Stories

A Glacier Day at Stewart, BC
A journal from June 2016 with 22 photos and a map.

Exploring the Salmon Glacier Road at Stewart, BC
A journal from October 2015 with 21 photos and a downloadable road guide.

Exploring Stewart, BC and Hyder, Alaska
A journal from April 2014 with 30 photos and 2 short videos.

Return to US Outpost #31
In 2003, 3 fans of the John Carpenter movie "The Thing" went to Stewart to find the location where it was shot - what they found is amazing!

Other Businesses & Services

Government Services in Stewart
Contact information and a list of the many services available, including park permits and fishing licences.

More Information

Stewart & Hyder: Accessible Isolation
An illustrated introduction to the services and attractions in these neighbouring towns.

Hyder, Alaska
A guide to the neighbouring community.