The Yellowhead Highway crosses western Canada from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to the Queen Charlotte Islands, a total distance of nearly 2,000 miles. Alaska-bound travelers should drive the Yellowhead from Jasper to Prince George and link to the Alaska Highway via the John Hart Highway, or continue west to the Cassiar Junction. The Yellowhead is an excellent all-weather paved highway and travelers should expect to encounter minimal construction delays. Expect some heavy local traffic. Most people using these pages will drive the Yellowhead after returning south on the Cassiar Highway. Driving west from the Yellowhead-Cassiar junction, the highway follows the Skeena River through a long mountain and glacier-lined fjord for 150 miles to Prince Rupert. Ferry service is available to the Queen Charlottes and other Canadian and Alaskan ports. Heading east from the junction, the highway follows the Bulkley River Valley, with towering peaks forming a backdrop for rich farm land. After Six Mile Pass, the route enters Canada's famous Lakes District, then parallels the Nechako River to Prince George. Distance from the junction to Prince George is about 300 miles.
Campgrounds below are listed from Prince Rupert to Prince George. Miles are from the Prince Rupert ferry terminal to the Yellowhead-John Hart Highway junction near Prince George.
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PRINCE RUPERT RV PARKS
RUPERT RV CAMPGROUND
Mile 10.7/438: Kinnikinnik RV Park (250) 628-9449 Full and partial hookups, dry sites, tents, showers, laundry. Dump station and gas nearby. Mile 15.2/432.5: Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park. (Nearby Diana Lake Provincial Park is day-use only.) Mile 56/401: Kasiks Wilderness Resort. 615-3521 A new small campground with rooms, cafe, fuel, showers, laundry. Mile 58.1/389.6: Exchamsiks River Provincial Park (photo below). Closed to camping. River access.
Mile 88/359: Kitsumkalum RV Park and Boat Landing (250) 635-6177 Dry parking, pull-throughs, tent sites. Gas across highway.
BC RV PARKS AND CAMPGROUNDS
Rainbow Inn (250) 635-6415 Full hookups, tents, showers, laundry, rooms, rec. center, freezer, cable TV, next to restaurants.
REEL INN (250) 635-2803 Managed by same people as Kalum Motel. RV facilities include full hookups, tenting, 30 amp power, showers, laundry, water, dump statiion. Rooms, cable TV.
DUCK MOTEL & RV PARK
clean, treed RV park just 3 km from the center of town. Featuring 20
sites with full hookups (30-amp service). Eleven sites are wired for
telephone. Partial hookups also available. All have picnic tables and
garbage can. Showers, laundromat, sani-station, and a grassy tent
area with picnic tables. Some of the world's best salmon fishing is
close by on the Skeena River. We have a cleaning table and freezer
for your catch. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates; winter sites. Need
a break from camping? Our super clean, quiet and comfortable motel
has five modern units, all non-smoking. Also featuring phones, fax
from office, alarm clocks, cablevision. Next to restaurants. Small
pets welcome in RV park; not rooms. Ferry terminal at Prince Rupert
is about two leisure driving hours west. Take a day to visit the
unique lava beds park, 60 miles north, (see below) or drive south 40
miles to Kitimat. Terrace is truly a hub for enjoying all the best of
super, natural, British Columbia. Use link above for more info. WI-FI.
Mile 90.2/357.5: Nisga'a Highway to New Aiyansh and Lava Beds Park (below, right). See Cassiar Highway for description.
Mile 92.5/355.2: Ferry Island Municipal Campground. Electric hookups, walking trails
TERRACE: Junction with road to Kitimat (37.6 miles) Mile 11.4: Lakelse Provincial Park (showers, sanidump, swimming) Mile 34.8: Hirsch Creek Park campground. Also private RV parks in Kitimat. Mile 102.4/345.2: Kleanza Creek Provincial Park
YELLOWHEAD HIGHWAY EAST OF KITWANGA; RV PARKS AND CAMPGROUNDS
Mile 170.6/277.1: Seely Lake Provincial Park
Let our modern
motel and full service RV park be your temporary home as you explore
the diversity of the Hazeltons. The present communities are Hazelton,
South Hazelton, and New Hazelton. But there are echos of centuries of
First Nation occupation. The Gitskan and Wet-Suwet'en peoples have
long made their homes at the confluence of the Skeena and Bulkley
Rivers. To learn about the legends behind the majestic totem poles,
visit the Ksan Indian Village Museum. For a taste of Pioneer
life, stop by the Old Hazelton pioneer town restoration. Drive and
hike the majestic 3000 meter faces of the Hazelton Mountains, named
for the hazel bushes that cover the river terraces. Fish for trophy
salmon and steelhead. Learn the history of "Cataline," one
of the greatest packers British Columbia has ever known. Cataline
took 60-mule pack trains into the mountains until well into his
seventies, and now lies buried on a high mountain bench overlooking
the river valleys and majestic Stekyooden Peak in the Rocher DeBoule
Range. Additional information: Box 8, S. Hazelton, BC V0J 2R0
Mile 176.6/271.1: Ksan Campground (4.5 miles north at historical village) Full hookups, tent sites, showers, historical site. Mile 178.6/269.1: Ross Lake Provincial Park (day use) Mile 183.8/263.9: Suskwa River Campsite (7.5 miles) Mile 199/248.7: Moricetown RV Park and Campground (250) 847-1461 Full hookup and dry sites, tents, showers, laundry,dump station. Fishing, hiking, view natives harvesting salmon
Mile 212.8/234.9: GLACIER VIEW RV PARK (250) 847-3961
Mile 218.5/229.2: Riverside Park Municipal Campground 847-1600 Mile 218.5/229.2: Trail's End RV Park (250) 847-5469. Full hookups, showers, clean washrooms, river frontage. End of main street. Status unknown Mile 220.5/227.2: Riverside Golf and RV Park (250) 847-3229 Full and partial hookup and dry sites, tents, showers, dump station. Fish, golf, shaded. Mile 227/220.7: Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Showers and dump station. Swimming, fishing. Will be full in good weather. Mile 227.9/219.8: Fort Telkwa RV Park (250) 846-5012 Full hookups, showers, laundry, dump station. Riverside, adult facilities, cable TV, sauna, no tent sites. Mile 255/192: Junction with road to south to Morice and Francios Lakes. This route is much rougher and longer than as described in the "best selling guide" and we do not recommend it. Better to go to Francios Lake from Burns Lake on 14 miles of excellent blacktop. It's worth the short side trip.
Mile 256/191.7: Silverthorne RV Park (250) 845-2711 Full hookup and dry sites, tents, showers, dump station. Playground, horseshoes, hike and golf nearby. Mile 257.6/190.1: Houston Motor Inn Mile 258.9/188.8: Shady Rest RV Park (250) 845-2314 Full and partial hookups, dry sites, pull-throughs, tenting, showers, laundry, dump station. Close to mini golf, horseshoes, bird watching. Mile 277/171: TOPLEY: Drive north for Provincial Parks Mile 307/140: BURNS LAKE: Road to campgrounds on Babine Lake
Mile 310/137: Road to RV campgrounds on Francois Lake (See note at mile 255/192) There are many campgrounds on lakes north and south of the highway. Check at Visitor Centres for details and call to check vacancies before driving in.
Mile 313.8/133.8: BURNS LAKE CAMPGROUND (250) 692-3105 An easy day's drive from the Prince Rupert Ferry Terminal. Located in the heart of the Lakes District, with fishing and water recreation at scores of lakes large and small in every direction. "3000 miles of fishing" for kokanee, rainbow, char (lake trout), and salmon. Full and partial hookups, tents, showers, laundry,cabins, store, game room, mini golf, play area, lake swimming. Scott and Lisa Brown (866) 982-5337
Mile 361.7/86.3: Pipers Glen RV Resort (250) 690-7565 Full and partial hookups, dry sites, pull-throughs, tents, cabins, showers, dump station, rooms, fishing, boat rental Mile 363.6/84.1: Beaumont Provincial Park Mile 389/58.7: Riverside City Campsite, Vanderhoof. Road to campgrounds near historical site at Ft. St. James. Mile 389/58.7: Coachlight Motel & RV Park (250) 567-2614 East side of Vanderhoof. Eight full hookup RV sites, tents, rooms, gas and food nearby.
FINGER LAKE WILDERNESS RESORT 778-785-1114
The Resort is located 75km/46mi south of Vanderhoof, BC Canada on excellent roads. . Choose from four rustic cozy lakeside log cabins, a large 3-bedroom cottage or 10 RV campsites with many pull-throughs for large units. 24-hour power is provided along with free hot showers and firewood. Fly-fishing, spin-cast or troll for wild rainbow trout and kokanee.
Rent boats with motors, canoes, rowboats, float-tubes and ATVS . Wildlife is abundant with numerous sightings of moose, deer, bear, eagles, ospreys, kingfishers, loons, muskrats and beavers. Make Finger Lake Resort your base camp and venture off to 2 sets of waterfall hikes and numerous trophy lakes to hook onto a ten pound wild rainbow trout. Finger Lake holidays can be taken with the emphasis on wildlife & nature photography and/or hiking, canoeing, camping instead of just fishing. We live up to our slogan Get-Away, Relax and Unwind. Arrive as Guests, Leave as Lifetime Friends!
Wilderness Resort. PO Box 181, Vanderhoof, B.C. V0J 3A0 400 Gold Rd,
Km 59 Kluskus Forest Rd. Driving directions:
Turn off HWY 16 / Yellowhead South on what is called Nechako Ave
which turns into Kenny Dam Road. There is Finger Lake highway sign on
the North side of the highway marking the spot. On the west side of
the turnoff is a closed Tire shop on the east side is a small engine
repair shop/Honda dealer/Stihl dealer called Rich's Saw Sales. For
precise detail driving instructions click on Map & Directions on
our home page left side bar.
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Mile 390.4/57.3: DAVE'S RV PARK (250) 567-3161 FAX: 5461
Mile 408.5/39.2: Brookside Resort (888) 441-0035 Full hookup pull-throughs, tents, restaurant, showers, laundry, dump station gas, store, snacks, driving range
414.4/33.0 BEDNESTI LAKE RESORT (250) 441-3500 ) The Taik 'uz First Nation welcomes you to 40 beautiful acres on Bednesti Lake, just 33 miles from Prince George. We feature fun for the whole family. Our RV park has full and partial hookups, dry sites, tents, lake side cabins, meals, showers, laundry, dump station, gas. New facilities will open in the fall of 2000. Enjoy beachfront swimming, boating, float planes, picnicking, hiking trails, beach volleyball, horseshoe pits. Golf and horseback riding are nearby. Live bands in the lounge on Saturday nights. Write to RR#1 S17, C18, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0. Fax: (250) 441-3501 Closed in 2010, status unknown
Countinue on Prince George page. If you have arrived at this point from the Prince George page we suggest you skip to the top for a brief highway description, then return here to scroll up as you head west. Because the bears come to Hyder, off the Cassiar Highway, to feed after about mid July, we recommend that you consider that unique attraction when deciding which route to take up or back.