What to See and Do




Photo credit: Carrie-Ann Eftodie

Indigenous to Northern BC, Fireweed helps rebuild ecosystems after a fire or clear cut. It also has a story of foretelling winter! Fireweed blooms bottom to top – once completely bloomed, the first snowfall of the year is said not to be far. Next to predicting winter, this versatile plant also has uses from teas and salad to fire starter.

Salmon Glacier


~ Road to the Salmon Glacier Viewpoint is closed for the season. Reopening in June, 2024 (weather dependent) ~


Located on the Canadian side of the border beyond Hyder, AK, about 37 km (23 miles), you will come to the summit of the magnificent Salmon Glacier. The unpaved road leads you up to 4000’ elevation, journeying through rich forestry and past old mine sites, there is nothing you won’t love about this trip. Beyond the summit point, there is the Granduc Mine site and Happy Valley.

For updates on Hyder, AK border restrictions, please visit our Border Information page.

To get the most of your experience, take the Tour Bus or check out our Self Guided Auto Tour.  

Important things to know before you go:

  • Dusty conditions and narrow sections are common. Be extremely cautious when slowing, stopping or meeting oncoming traffic.
  • Slow down when road is wet, snowy, muddy, or if visibility is reduced.
  • If driving conditions are poor, wait awhile for them to improve, or plan another activity in Stewart or Hyder.
  • Road is not maintained and could be closed at times due to active mining. 
  • Due to high elevation and the amount of snowfall in the area during Winter, the road to the viewpoint might not be accessible until mid-June.