Cassiar Highway and Nass River Forest Road Side Trip

Kitwanga, British Columbia

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A paved or coated highway with a few gravel sections; 733 kilometers (456 miles) from Kitwanga, British Columbia, to junction with Alaska Highway. This remote roadway follows the Coast Mountains through British Columbia to join the Alaska Highway in the Yukon Territory. It was conceived as a gravel haul road for the heavy trucks bringing asbestos south from the mines at Cassiar. The mines are closed now, and most of the roadway has been paved or coated (which is almost as effective as paving). It provides the most direct access to the Far North, crossing a wild and mountainous landscape that has changed little in thousands of years. Services are available at regular intervals but are still far enough apart to give you an appreciation for the immensity of this beautiful corner of the continent. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Cassiar Highway and Nass River Forest Road Side Trip Professional Review and Guide

"A paved or coated highway with a few gravel sections; 733 kilometers (456 miles) from Kitwanga, British Columbia, to junction with Alaska Highway. This remote roadway follows the Coast Mountains through British Columbia to join the Alaska Highway in the Yukon Territory. It was conceived as a gravel haul road for the heavy trucks bringing asbestos south from the mines at Cassiar. The mines are closed now, and most of the roadway has been paved or coated (which is almost as effective as paving).

It provides the most direct access to the Far North, crossing a wild and mountainous landscape that has changed little in thousands of years. Services are available at regular intervals but are still far enough apart to give you an appreciation for the immensity of this beautiful corner of the continent. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Kitwanga
Distance: 456
Season: Best late spring through fall
Local Contacts: Kalum Forest District; Cassiar Forest District
Driving Directions: Directions to Cassiar Highway and Nass River Forest Road Side Trip

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May 2018