Explore Telegraph Creek…
Telegraph Creek is located 113 km (70 miles) west of Dease Lake on the banks of the Stikine. The Telegraph Creek road was initially built in 1922 and parallels the Tanzilla River. This drive takes you through absolutely amazing country, including steep mountain peaks, geological rock formations, deep valleys, and serene riverside. You will also be driving through the Stikine Canyon and have a chance to see a small portion of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine!
Telegraph Creek has much historic information and the town of Old Telegraph still has buildings standing today! A must- see for the photographer and those who want to step back in time!
A small café, The River Song, sits high upon the bank of the Stikine River. The café is owned and operated by the local Tahltan Nation, and offers delicious home- made foods.
We encourage any guests that come through Dease Lake, to make the arrangements to spend some time in Telegraph Creek. The drive in takes approximately 2 hours by a well maintained dirt road. Some guests will spend the night in Dease, and spend their second night in Telegraph Creek at one of the beautiful Bed and Breakfasts.
Please contact us for assistance in planning your trip, or to ask general questions! We love to promote this untouched “Gem” of the North!
Telegraph Creek Accommodations:
For accommodations, we suggest to contact Hyland Creek Bed and Breakfast! This Bed and Breakfast is locally owned and operated, and is situated 10 minutes outside of Telegraph Creek.
Jade City is located approximately 1.5 hours North of Dease Lake, along the Stewart/Cassiar Hwy. It is a must-do for tourists, as it boasts a gallery/store that sells the locally mined jade. You will find jade art, jewellery, pictures, and history of the area! Jade City is also home to “Jade Fever”; TV’s reality series! The folks of Jade City are very welcoming and also have their jade mining tools and machinery on display!
Gnat Pass is located approximately 30km South of Dease Lake. This area is rich in history as this pass boasts the unfinished BC Rail Northern Expansion Project rail clearing. In 1960 construction began to construct a rail line from Fort St. James to Dease Lake. However due to economic and financial devastation, the project was abruptly halted, and an unfinished road remains. Tourists can now hike/horseback or travel this road for many kilometers. Vehicle traffic is very limited due to rough terrain.
This is the lovely café located in Telegraph Creek! Serving delicious lunches, brunches, and coffee – and one can not leave without a large piece of the homemade pie!