Stikine River Recreation Area encompasses one of Canada's unmatched
geological features. Eighty km of vertical sedimentary and volcanic
rock canyon winds its way through the area giving home to the unnavigable
Stikine River. This grand canyon is located in the rainshadow of the
Coast Mountains. Open forests and grasslands are unique to the area
and here species such as mountain goat, bears, moose, caribou, coyotes
and abundant birdlife are resident.
area was the original home of the Tahtlan Indians. This band lives
in the nearby communities of Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake and Iskut
today. The Stikine River area was first explored by Russian fur traders
in the late 1700's and early 1800's but the first direct European
contact was made by developers of the Collins Overland Telegraph Trail
in the mid 1860's. This route was abandoned after cable was laid across
the Atlantic, linking North America and Europe. Telegraph Creek and
Glenora were swamped by prospectors during the Cassier Gold Rush of
recreation area is located on Telegraph Creek Road, 110 kilometres
from Dease Lake.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
and Boating - The avid angler may try his luck at Dolly Varden,
Arctic grayling, rainbow trout, chinook salmon or steelhead in any
of the areas waterways. Convenient boat launching facilities are
and Trails - Extensive trails lead the visitor to the parks
scenic vantage points and notable features.
Information & Services
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