Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Prince Rupert BC and the Cassiar Highway to Stewart BC

2 September 2007

The next morning we did a tour of Prince Rupert. Then drove east on Hwy 16.

Prince Rupert, Hwy 16, Canada

It rained all the way to Meziadin Junction and then got worse when we reached Stewart.
Stayed in a commercial campground because of the torrential downpour.

To see pictures of the Cassiar Highway, visit the pages from our trip in June 2008 and September 2009 and my page dedicated to the Cassiar Highway.

3 September 2007

In Stewart the Info Centre advised that it would not be worth driving to Salmon Glacier due to the overcast and fog. We figured we were here with nothing better to do so why not?

Fish Creek is on the way to Salmon Glacier. It is a popular spot for grizzly bears to eat salmon. There is a protective boardwalk for humans. This griz appeared while no one was around due to the rain.

Grizzly at Fish Creek near Hyder Alaska
Grizzly feeding at Fish Creek

Grizzly at Fish Creek, Hyder, Alaska
Grizzly at Fish Creek near Hyder AK

Grizzly at Fish Creek near Hyder AK
Grizzly looking for more food at Fish Creek

After strolling through the wetland the grizzly found its dinner!

Grizzly at Fish Creek near Hyder Alaska
Grizzly feeding at Fish Creek

The road continues past Fish Creek on the way to Salmon Glacier.
A short distance further you will re-enter British Columbia.

British Columbia, near Hyder
Re-entering BC on the way to Salmon Glacier

After driving through the clouds Salmon Glacier was visible from the parking area.

Salmon Glacier
Salmon Glacier 

Salmon Glacier
Wide angle shot of Salmon Glacier

On the way back down the mountain the glacier continued to be spectacular.

Salmon Glacier
Toe of Salmon Glacier

The road was rough in spots. It seemed this area had experienced a slide and was repaired.

Road to Salmon Glacier
Recent road repair

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