Canadian Crumbs – Bear Glacier

This past summer, Q and I embarked on a one week trip exploring Highway 37 Stewart-Cassier and the wilderness and landscapes accessible from it.  One of only two highways that connect the Yukon and Alaska to the rest of North America, the Cassier is sparsely populated and winds through some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet.  Considered the “scenic route” expect to see wildlife and mountain vistas at every turn.

bear glacier, Stewart-Cassiar, highway 37, British Columbia, mountains, lake, alpine, wanderlust

bear glacier, Stewart-Cassiar, highway 37, British Columbia, mountains, lake, alpine, wanderlust

bear glacier, Stewart-Cassiar, highway 37, British Columbia, mountains, lake, alpine, wanderlust

A quick detour on Highway 37a towards Stewart, BC takes you through Bear Pass and right up alongside Bear Glacier.  Strohn Lake was formed at the base of the glacier as it began to retreat from the valley basin.  Scars along the mountainsides are a reminder of an ice-filled pass from not so long ago.

bear glacier, Stewart-Cassiar, highway 37, British Columbia, mountains, lake, alpine, wanderlust

To visit the glacier and Bear Glacier Provincial Park head north on the Stewart-Cassier at the Kitwanga Junction on Highway 16.  For park information visit BC Parks here.

~ True North Nomad

Have you travelled the Stewart-Cassiar highway?  Tell us your favourite spot along this beautiful stretch of road in the comments below.

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10 thoughts on “Canadian Crumbs – Bear Glacier

    1. Hi Kristiina. Hope all is well with you. Near the glacier was probably pretty cold but from our advantage point it was warm – I believe around 19° C. That mountain range is what divides British Columbia from Alaska and it is a spectacular place! Take care my friend.

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