Bear Festival

Bear Festival

The Stewart Bear Arts Festival is held the second weekend of August.

The Mission statement of the Bear Arts Festival is to increase awareness through the education about bears and their habitat.

The festival brings together local artists, photographers, and musicians in celebration of these beautiful animals. Art in the park showcases carvings, paintings, jewelry, photographs and artisan. Other events include a nature hike, lecture on bears, 5KM walk/run, BBQ, pancake breakfast, children's games, and refreshment gardens.  Local activities include: visiting our local museum, a self guided auto tour to the Salmon Glacier and watching the bears at Fish Creek in Hyder, Alaska.

The photo contest is a must see! Professional and Novice photographers enter the event by providing their bear/wildlife photographs. Judges determine the winning photographs. These photographs show a variety of bears/wildlife in different formats and will be on display.

For more information regarding the Bear Festival, please call Jody Ross at 250-636-2366 or email stewart.bear.festival@outlook.com  

2021-2025 Five Year Financial Plan

POSTED: March 3, 2021

The District of Stewart Council invites public comment on Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 983, 2021 which covers the 2021-2025 Operating and Capital Budgets.
For more information, please see the Notice that includes the Bylaw as well as comment/question process.

Homeowner Grant Changes for 2021

POSTED: March 1, 2021

Effective 2021, all Home Owner Grant applications must be submitted directly to the B.C. Provincial government through a secure online application.
Please see the document in this link regarding the new way to apply for your Homeowner Grant.

Public Notice:  Water Distribution System

POSTED: February 26, 2021

The District has recently become aware of concerns regarding discolored water in various parts of town - for more info, please see the attached Notice.

Supporting Local Businesses Through Tourism

POSTED: July 31, 2020

The District is supporting local businesses by utilizing an NDIT grant to promote Stewart tourism within BC. View BC Magazine's great feature on Stewart!

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: October 22, 2019

Take a look at this Auto Tour video produced in conjunction with Destination BC, Kermode Tourism, and the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine-displaying spectacular views of scenery near Hazelton, New Hazelton, the Nass Valley and Stewart, with Dr. Joseph Gosnell narrating:  www.stewartcassiarhighway.com 

Salmon Glacier Auto Tour Brochure

POSTED: August 23, 2019

Here is an excellent resource to accompany you on your travel to visit the spectacular Salmon Glacier - Auto Tour Brochure

Dedication of “Family Quiet Room” at the Stewart Health Centre

POSTED: July 18, 2019

BC Hydro Installation of Bird Guarding at Stewart Substation

POSTED: January 8, 2018

Please see the attached information regarding BC Hydro's recent installation of Bird Guarding at the Stewart Substation