Alaska-in-a-Box: Hyder/Stewart (a very grand finale)

We’ve decided that if you can only do ONE thing to get a taste of Alaska, drive the Cassiar hwy to the Glacier hwy which ends at Stewart, BC & Hyder, AK.

The views in Hyder don't stop!

The views in Hyder don’t stop!

The Salmon Glacier in Hyder. One of the largest in the world!

The Salmon Glacier in Hyder. One of the largest in the world!

These 2 towns – just 2 miles apart but in 2 different countries and timezones – seriously have everything: glaciers galore, salmon spawning, bear watching, fjords, views to die for, the best seafood (served out of a bus), even homemade fudge! … everything but a brewery. But there IS an after hours bar (cleverly called “The Bar”) in Stewart, so party on, Wayne!

"The Bar" (the bartendress: 8 mos pregnant)

“The Bar” (the bartendress: 8 mos pregnant)

Welcome to Hyder AK!

Welcome to Hyder AK!

The Seafood Bus = the best!

The Seafood Bus = the best!

The bear watching platform where thousands of salmon spawn each year

The bear watching platform where thousands of salmon spawn each year

This has been the perfect finale to our time in Alaska. The glaciers & mountains & fjords here are as beautiful as any we’ve seen. They still take my breathe away…every time.

The Glacier Inn in Hyder

The Glacier Inn in Hyder

Just us & the coolest glacier ever!

Just us & the coolest glacier ever!

More awesome views. Love it here...

More awesome views. Love it here…

Next stop: a 15-hour ferry on the 11th from Prince Rupert, BC to Vancouver Island. Never been – I’m looking forward to exploring the island! Will report back when I have WIFI again. The time is going too fast!!

xoxo

2 thoughts on “Alaska-in-a-Box: Hyder/Stewart (a very grand finale)

  1. Don’t know how much time you have cruising around Vancouver Island but a few years ago we visited my wife’s uncle on Gabriola Island (a short ferry ride from Nanaimo). It’s got a very cool “Santa Cruz/Taos” laid back artisan scene. While I’m sure nothing as amazing as kayaking in ice caves (!), the kayaking/paddle board on the east end of the island is pretty cool. But… As best I can tell there isn’t a cool brewery 🙂

    • Thanks for the tip, David! We’re heading down the coast towards Nanaimo so perfect timing. It’s my turn now – this island is full of wineries! 🙂

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