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!
Telegraph Creek is one of BC’s hidden gems; located 112km West of Dease Lake, into the untouched mountains at the confluence of the mighty Stikine River and Telegraph Creek. The area is rich in Tahltan Culture, and is a must see for the adventurer. There is a small café located in old Telegraph, serving great coffee and renowned home made pie!