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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Stewart Cassiar > Iskut

Iskut
Iskut is situated 252 km (151 miles) north of Meziadan Junction and 65 km (40 miles) south of Dease Lake on Hwy 37.

Eddontenajon Lake
Iskut is located just north of Eddontenajon Lake on the northern end of the Iskut Lake chain. Iskut is also located right between two of British Columbia's most remote recreation areas, Mt Ediza Park and Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Park.

Tahltan Nation
Iskut is a small community made up mostly of the Tahltan Nation. Services are limited to the Kluachon Centre general store and the infrastructure servicing the native people.

Travelling Here
This whole area is very remote. Automobile service is very limited with Tatogga Lake Resort being your best choice. Expect to see lots of wildlife both on and off the roads. The road travelling north between Bob Quinn Lake and Kinaskan Provincial Park travels through an old forest fire burn called the Burrage Burn.

Burrage Burn
The Burrage Burn, which happened in 1958 from lightning, created enormous huckleberry bushes attracting large populations of grizzly bears and other animals near the road.

Kinaskan Lake
The park at Kinaskan Lake is a great spot at which to relax. The fishing for rainbow trout is both good in Kinaskan Lake and in the Iskut River which is close by. The Iskut River at this point meanders through a small chain of lakes creating a great canoe or kayak circuit into Natadesleen Lake.

Natadesleen Lake and Cascade Falls
The trip is very nice especially so if go to the southwest side of Natadesleen Lake. At this point there is an overgrown hike that follows the river. Take care on this hike as it follows steep terrain into old volcanic rock formations. Eventually the Iskut River cascades over the rocks creating a spectacular waterfall called Cascade Falls. This trip is quite rough and please be aware that there are lots of wildlife in the area including bears.

Mt. Edziza
If you're going into Mt. Edziza there are a few trails that start at Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park. Otherwise, there are numerous guides that work in the Iskut area with trips ranging from hiking, horseback trail rides and float planes to riding in helicopters. There are some small huts up in Mt. Ediza area but please be well prepared as Mt. Edziza is very sparse.

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Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Iskut, please remember this is bear country as is the rest of BC. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe and practice good outdoor wildlife procedures.

 

 

Iskut
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Kluachon Centre in Iskut
Kluachon Centre


Kinaskan Lake
Eddontenajon Lake

 

Kinaskan Lake
Eddontenajon Lake

 

Mount Edziza
Mount Edziza

 

Tatogga Lake Resort
Tatogga Lake Resort

 

Cabins at Tatogga Lake Resort
Cabins at Tatogga Lake Resort

 

 

 
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