Ready to explore a unique border town in BC? Situated on the Alaska-BC border across from Misty Fjords National Park is the District of Stewart, which is home to many outdoor adventures in the making. This is in large part due to the area’s unique geography and landscape, which includes rich forests, Cambria ice fields, and the fourth-largest fjord in the world.

Located at the head of the historic Portland Canal, the town of Stewart offers visitors the chance to explore Canada’s most Northerly, ice-free port, according to Stewart Tourism. Visitors can enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, as well as fishing and wildlife viewing through Wild Northern Adventures.

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In terms of the town’s history, Stewart was founded in 1902 and quickly became a site of mineral exploration for much of the 20th century. In 1910, Stewart and Hyder (then known as Portland City) were joined by a two-mile-long road made from pulings across the tide flats, according to Tourism Stewart.

Flash forward to today, and the small town is home to around 500 people, and visitors can view restored heritage buildings throughout the area.

On your journey to Stewart, you’ll pass over 20 breathtaking glacier formations overlooking Highway 37A, including the famed Bear Glacier. Those who journey past Hyder can see the world’s largest road-accessible glacier: Salmon Glacier!

So there you have it, BC! You don’t have to wait until summertime to visit one of the most breathtaking small towns in the province.


Where: Stewart, BC