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Hyder Alaska Fish Creek Bear Viewing, Fish Creek Bear Observation, Steward Cassiar Highway Tours, Alaska Outdoor and Wildlife Viewing Trips
Alaska King & Silver Salmon Fishing, Grizzly Bear Photography Tours, Canada Wildlife Viewing Directory, North Canada Wildlife Viewing
3 Days Hyder Bears
WLV #04 Hyder, Alaska
Hyder has a rich fishing and mining history and lives up to its nickname as the "Friendliest Ghost Town in Alaska." The town is famous for wildlife viewing at Fish Creek. The Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site is a day-use recreation area in the Salmon River valley near Hyder, Alaska. It is operated by the U.S. Forest Service. Both brown (grizzly) and black bears are easily observed or photographed at the site as they fish for chum and pink salmon in the clear shallow waters of Fish Creek and Marx Creek. Enjoy the thrill of seeing wild bears in their natural habitat in this beautiful glacial river valley. Other wildlife frequently seen include nesting Canada geese, harlequin ducks, common mergansers, mink, beaver, bald eagles, and a wide variety of songbirds. Bears use the site from mid-July through early September, following the arrival of salmon which return to the fresh waters of the creeks to spawn. The site is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. Forest Service employees are at the site during these hours to provide information about the bears and salmon, enforce site rules, and answer questions from visitors. Facilities include a small parking area and an elevated viewing platform set in a grove of trees along the bank of Fish Creek. Bears and salmon can also be seen from the shoulders of the Salmon River Road and from a dike that separates Fish Creek and Marx Creek.
Additional Activities: Fishing: There are several access points for fishing the waters of lower Fish Creek, Moose Pond Creek, and the Salmon River. All of these are south of the Observation Site. Pink and chum salmon and Dolly Varden char are frequently caught. Titan Trail: This 5-mile trail begins 1/4 mile north of the Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site on the Salmon River Road. It crosses Fish Creek (no bridge - hikers must ford the creek) and climbs through old-growth forest and open avalanche slopes to the alpine ridges that form the US/Canada border. Excellent views of the Salmon River valley and the ice cap and glaciers are visible from several points along the trail. Salmon Glacier: The Salmon Glacier - the fifth largest glacier in North America. Looking down upon the Salmon Glacier and along the valley below you can see how the glacier is continually transforming the landscape and itself. The drive above this spectacular glacier and take pictures and make sure to stop and take photos or picnic anywhere you want. The road starts in Hyder, Alaska at sea level and follows the Salmon River to its birthplace - the Salmon Glacier. 4,300 ft. up in the alpine located back in beautiful British Columbia. The road goes by several old gold mines including the famous Premier Gold Mine - now called Westmin Gold - which has been in operation off and on since the 1920s.
Accommodation: You stay at a newly-built lodge located in beautiful downtown
Stewart. Enjoy the easy walk to all shopping, restaurants, and the inter tidal boardwalk. Stewart is located on the north coast of BC, at the end of the 90 mile Portland canal. The area surrounding Stewart and its closest neighbour Hyder, Alaska. Guest rooms feature queen size log beds, private bathrooms, cable tv, and wireless internet. Guests may also make use our comfy lounge with complimentary internet service, or bring your laptops, or wireless devices, for our wireless network. For those who would like to cook or have a snack, we have a common kitchen / BBQ located just down the hall from the guest rooms.
Rates per Person in CAD$
Departure Dates
June - September
3 Days / 2 Nights Bear Viewing
Services Included
2 Nights Lodge Accommodation