Tourist Information

Tourist Information

Stewart offers a full range of accommodations to visitors from hotel and motel accommodations, and Recreational vehicle Campground,

Stewart has a hospital, vehicle service and repairs, shops, restaurants, laundromat and post office. (Click here for complete listing of business services).

Are you visiting Stewart? Regardless of your age and interests, you'll find plenty to see and do in our town and area. If you are looking for a beautiful destination with fishing, wildlife, hiking and breathtaking scenery, Stewart welcomes you!

Things to Do

Do you enjoy fishing?
Stewart boasts fishing charter businesses. If you arrive with your boat, docks are available to launch your boat. Some folks have been known to fish from their canoe. Don't forget your fishing licenses!

Golf Anyone?
Set against the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Rainey, visitors to Stewart's Mt. Rainey Golf Facility will enjoy a unique, fun and FREE golf experience on our Par 3, Driving Range and Putting Course (the only golf facility within 300km). The facility is open daily June through August. Clubs and balls supplied if you didn't bring yours. For more information please visit this website: www.90degreerule.com

Just a thought: If you would like to support the Mt. Rainey Golf Facility, donations can be dropped off at the District of Stewart Municipal Office located at 705 Brightwell Street.

How do you like Bears?
A bear viewing platform is available in Hyder, Alaska. Pass from Stewart to Hyder and travel out to see the bears. This is always a wonderful sight as bears ignore the tourists and concentrate on catching and enjoying the salmon as they travel upstream.

Heli-tours can be arranged!
There are helicopter companies that are based in Stewart that offer tours and can be contacted directly to make arrangements.

Just take a look at these breathtaking photographs taken by Steve Marley (displayed with his permission) during his helicopter tour:

Glacier Sights
You will be able to see the Bear Glacier from highway 37a on the drive in to Stewart.
Another spectacular sight is the Salmon Glacier which is a 37km (23 mile) drive from Stewart - past Hyder & beyond the Bear viewing platform.

Activities for all seasons!

Winter Activities

  • Ice Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Curling
  • Indoor Badminton
  • Indoor Floor Hockey
  • Ocean Fishing
  • Youth Centre Snow Days
  • Heli-Skiing
  • Ice Fishing at Meziadin Lake

Many deep-powder enthusiasts return to Stewart year after year for one purpose only – to board a helicopter and make fresh tracks in Stewart's endless mountain terrain. Heli-skiing provides an incredible mountain adventure for intermediate to advanced skiers. 

Stewart's dense coastal snowpack and easily accessible, wide open, uncrowded landscape make it a prime snowmobiling location in Northern British Columbia. The incredible amount of snowfall the region receives from mid-November to mid-March ensures a long, sometimes even year round, snowmobiling season.

Summer Activities

  • Hiking
  • Driving Range
  • Summer Youth Programs
  • Indoor Badminton
  • Floor Hockey
  • Fishing
  • Baseball
  • Hunting (don't forget your Hunting License available at Brand New Video, and Service BC)
  • Tennis

Events & Attractions

Check out our Events & Attractions and see what we have to offer! 

UBCM-2016

POSTED: October 13, 2016 | Mayors Blog

The 2016 Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention is focused on the theme “Stronger Together”. Standing together, from far and wide, each region still stands together. Each region has something unique to contribute to the growth and prosperity of BC and is integral to the success of this province.

Water quality

POSTED: September 5, 2016 | Mayors Blog

Lately the District of Stewart has issued few times a boil water advisory.  It's strictly a precautionary measure due power outage. Without power  water pressure at our pump declined below established level. A loss in pressure can result in contamination entering the drinking water distribution system from surrounding soil and groundwater. 
To address the issue Council approve the purchase of new generator for new pump 4, to make sure that water pressure will be rebounded to acceptable levels for the remainder of the outage.  Also, Council approved a purchase of a drinking water quality test kit. 
District of Stewart drinking water undergoes  quality tests monthly to ensure that our citizens are provided with clean and safe water. People of Stewart can take pride in their drinking water - it continually meets  quality standards set out in the BC Drinking Water Protection Act and the Canadian Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. Detailed water quality reports are available in the District office.

Stewart - the Best Town for Nature Lovers

POSTED: July 7, 2014 | Kids Blog

If you enjoy fresh air, hiking and wild life photography, see why this Bear Valley School student thinks you'll love Stewart!  => read essay

STEWART HAS THE BEST SOIL FOR GARDENING

POSTED: March 3, 2014 | Kids Blog

Read this essay from Lane Hyslop to understand why the soil in Stewart is great for gardeners!

Regional District Solid Waste Management Plan

POSTED: March 23, 2017

The District of Stewart is a member of the Regional District Solid Waste Management Plan. This Plan is a new approach that will help make waste management safer and more cost efficient by sharing resources. All communities will contribute to the plan based on their population. This means that Stewart’s taxpayers will contribute approximately 7% of the cost.

You will be receiving an informational flyer in your mailbox that provides more information. We encourage you to read the flyer and be informed about the changes that will be taking place with the closure of our landfill and the construction of a transfer station.

Community meetings will be arranged in the coming months so that you can provide your input into this process.

If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jennifer Larson, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer

PUBLIC NOTICE

POSTED: March 22, 2017

Please be advised that the District of Stewart has now switched back from Well #3 to Well #4

Water Quality Advisory:  UPDATE

POSTED: February 23, 2017

The District of Stewart received water sample results today from the lab and there is no bacteriological contamination. The water continues to be safe to drink. However, due to ongoing construction and maintenance work in and around the wells, the District has decided to keep a Water Quality Advisory in place. The Water Quality Advisory is the lowest-level notification and is used in situations where the public health threat is modest, and actions can be taken to reduce the risks. If you are a member of a high risk population, or you have concerns, you may choose to boil the water (rolling boil for one minute). Sampling will continue to be conducted periodically to assess the condition of the water. We will advise further if there is any change.

Public Comments on Rural Education in Stewart

POSTED: February 3, 2017

On February 6, 2017 there will be an Open House in Terrace hosted by Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson who is seeking feedback from British Columbians on the challenges & opportunities facing rural school districts and communities.
Please visit the Rural Education Website and submit comments.
For more information, please see the District of Stewart's Open Letter on Rural Education.

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: December 20, 2016

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 2, 2016

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