What to See and Do




One of the most popular things to do in Stewart is to walk the boardwalk. This boardwalk was built to imitate the old road to Hyder, Alaska. You can still see the remains of what’s left of the pillars!

Salmon Glacier


~ Update (July 6, 2023) Granduc Road Advisory: Travel at your own risk ~

All Granduc Road users should be advised that heavy trucks may be encountered on the Granduc Road from Hyder, Alaska to kilometre 22. There are also heavy construction activities taking place adjacent to the Granduc Road, specifically between kilometres 15 and 22.  These construction activities are supporting upgrades at the Premier Mine.

During this time there are a lot of large heavy trucks and equipment driving on the road or crossing the road.  Please drive slowly and cautiously through these work zones, do not stop or overtake vehicles and follow all posted signage. Construction will be continuing through the Fall of 2023.

The District of Stewart highly recommends opting to take the bus tour that is offered instead of driving your personal vehicle. This will prevent wear and tear on your vehicle and decrease the amount of traffic on the road. To book a spot on the bus tour to the Salmon Glacier, please contact Gord McMillan of Whitecap to Icecap Adventures at (778) 794-9299 or wtcap2iccap@icloud.com


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.