The Hazeltons Info – On the Route
Quaint and picturesque, the Hazeltons are a collection of communities shaped by their roots in First Nations and pioneer culture. This region of Northwest BC has been the traditional territory of the Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en First Nations for over 7,000 years and is comprised of the District of New Hazelton, the Village of Hazelton, and South Hazelton.
The Bulkley River and Skeena River flow through the Hazeltons, which sit at the base of the magnificent Roche de Boule Range. Known as the Totem Pole Capital of the World, the Hazeltons have many points of historical importance, including the world-renowned ‘Ksan Historical Village and Museum and one of the highest suspension bridges in Canada, the spectacular Hagwilget Canyon Bridge, which is suspended over the Grand Canyon of the Stikine.
The Hagwilget Canyon Bridge is a single-lane steel suspension bridge and a favourite among locals and tourists alike for its exhilarating and very scenic crossing high above the Bulkley River.
Surrounding nature and wilderness provide easy access and endless adventure for outdoor enthusiasts – popular activities include hiking, boating, and world-class fishing.
The Hazeltons area is a gorgeous place to explore, both on 2-wheels or your own two feet.
Side Route Alert | Stewart (North via Highway 37)
Stewart is 260 km north of the Hazeltons via Highway 37. Situated across from Alaska’s Misty Fiords National Park and at the end of the Portland Canal, Stewart is a unique border town surrounded by beautiful landscapes and wildlife.