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.
Dease Lake has two locally owned/operated bases for Sea Plane tours as well as Helicopter tours. The tours can take you into the remote wilderness of Northern BC, including tours of the grand Stikine Canyon. See our links page for information on booking your trip!
Within the robust wilderness of Northern BC lays a hikers gem! Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park is a provincial park protecting most of the Spatsizi Plateau, the southeasternmost sub-plateau of the Stikine Plateau, and the upper reaches of the basin of the Stikine River. Wilderness trips and cabin rentals are a welcoming activity for those who wish to experience this truly remarkable area of Northern BC! Please see our links page for contact information to book your trip!
The Dease Lake area is not only rich in forested land, but offers locals and tourists a vast choice of lakes and rivers to fish from! Along the entire route of the Cassiar Highway, North and South, one will find lake after lake full of trout and pike! There is a small lake in the Dease Lake town site (Allan Lake) that provides off shore fishing opportunity, or small power boat. Dease Lake itself is a large body of water welcoming boaters, swimmers, and water sports. There is an annually Dease Lake fishing Derby which is scheduled for the July long weekend! Please see our links page for contact information for local fishing guide outfits.
Dease Lake is a hunter’s paradise, with thousands of acres of welcoming forest for all types of hunters. There are foot access hunting areas, as well as fly-in only or boat-in only areas. The hunting regulations are very stringent in this area, and it is advised that those wishing to hunt contact the local Conservation Office prior to booking their trips. Please see our links page for contact information for local companies who provide guided horse, plane and boat hunting tours.
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!