Telegraph Creek Road is an amazing journey in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It’s a narrow steep mountain road with gradients up to 20%.
The road is 112 km (69 mi) long and links Dease Lake, on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway, and Telegraph Creek, a small, mostly native settlement. Due its unique location and passing through remote areas, it is important when driving in these conditions to be prepared. At Km 4.7 the pavement ends, then you cross over a cattle guard and head into the wilderness. The road surface is comprised of compacted dirt with light gravel, this means it will get slick when wet.
The road is not recommended to large RVs and trailers but is suitable for most vehicles. The road was constructed during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1860s. It’s narrow in parts along canyon walls with no guardrails, and sharp-angled switchbacks. High risk of rock slides. The journey offers stunning views of the Stikine River. With sharp cliffs down to the water there are countless places to get that perfect postcard photo.
Pic: Jen Philippe