Transportation and Infrastructure
Highway 37 Stewart-Cassiar
Scenic Route to the Yukon and Alaska
Hwy 37 at BC-Yukon Border
Most of the route is hard surface (either pavement or sealcoat) with approximately one kilometre of gravel. Road conditions vary depending on the weather and time of year; for safety travel with headlights on at all times.
Snow can occur during late spring and early fall. Information on current road conditions is available on DriveBC.
Internet connection is available in Stewart, Dease Lake and Watson Lake.
Watch for Wildlife
Grizzly and black bear, caribou, moose, fox and many other species of wildlife can frequently be found on and along the highway. In the late spring and early summer, adults and their young may be crossing the road to find new habitat.
Drivers should be alert for these potential hazards. You are advised to admire wildlife from the safety of your vehicle.
- There are some single lane bridges. Approach with caution and yield to oncoming traffic.
- Allow other vehicles to pass. Slow down and pull over if you prefer a more leisurely pace.
- Keep to the right hand side of the road to allow adequate room for oncoming traffic. Line of sight is limited due to the terrain.
- Pass with caution when safe – road markings may not be present.
- Be aware of commercial and industrial traffic that travels the route 24 hours a day.
- Plan your stops for fuel, food and breaks before the start of your trip.
- Obey all highway signs and be prepared for minor delays when passing through highway construction sites.
- When viewing wildlife please park your vehicle in a safe location and make certain you are not blocking other traffic.
Maintenance and construction activities are underway year round. Motorists can expect some delays and should watch for flag persons and construction signs.
Winter maintenance generally consists of plowing and sanding, and graders are used to improve traction on snow and ice. When encountering this activity, reduce your speed, and approach and pass with caution. Do not travel closely behind highway maintenance vehicles.