A few weeks ago, I talked about our trip from Yellowstone all the way up to Stewart, B.C. and Hyder, Alaska.
The Stewart-Cassier Highway is quite spectacular and has much to see along the way.
This time ’round, I’ll discuss what to do when staying in the town of Stewart B.C. and Hyder, Alaska.
With a population of 400 people, you are just as likely to see a black or grizzly bear crossing the main drag, as a person. Yes, this did happen a few times. And let me assure you, those bears couldn’t care less that they saw you wearing the same outfit two days in a row. They don’t judge, and they don’t even bother looking in your direction. They are just on a mission to hit the riverbeds and fish for spawning salmon.
What to do in Stewart, B.C. and Hyder, Alaska:
1. Visit Bear and Salmon Glacier (as mentioned in my previous post).
2. Visit Fish Creek in the Tongass National Forest and view grizzly bears, wolves, and black bears from a special viewing platform.
3. Head to ‘downtown’ Stewart and do a little shopping while learning about the history of the town. Marmot Bay Trading Co. is just one place to stop. It used to be a supply store back in Stewart’s mining days, and has now been converted into a gift shop.
4. Take a photo of yourself crossing over from B.C. to Alaska!
Grab your camera (and perhaps a raincoat) and head up to Stewart/Hyder!