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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Stewart Cassiar > Jade City

Jade City
Jade City is located 115 km (72 miles) north of Dease Lake on Hwy 37 and 143 km (89 miles) south of Watson Lake, Yukon on Yukon Hwy 1 and Hwy 37 in British Columbia.

Princess Jade Mine
Jade City gets its name because of the large outcrops of high-quality jade mined throughout the Cassiar Mountain Range accounting for about 75% of the world's supply. The Princess Jade Mine is located to the east of the community and from here, jade, gold and precious gems are offered at discounted prices for local sales in Jade City.

Summer Season
Jade City is made up of two seasonally operated jade stores straddling both sides of Hwy 37 only open during the summer season. Both businesses are very friendly, offer free coffee and try to sell the jade at discounted prices.

Jade City Jade Store
On the east side of the highway is Jade City Jade Store. Here you can find a large impressive jade boulder sitting just outside the store. Inside the Jade Store there are beautiful jade carvings all offered at reasonable prices. Jade City also has a small tour available highlighting the jade-cutting process.

Cassiar Mountain Jade Store
Situated on the west side of Hwy 37 is Cassiar Mountain Jade Store. Here you can find a small interactive mining museum, old photographs and various pieces of equipment used in the sawing and polishing of jade. Inside the building, Cassiar Mountain Jade Store has a number of beautiful pieces of jade carvings for all budgets.

RV Camping
Both the Jade City Jade Store and Cassiar Mountain Jade Store offer RV sites for camping if you would like to stay at Jade City overnight. The Jade City Campground and RV Park has 40 level sites situated on gravel, running water, sani-dump, free movies available nightly and is dog-friendly. Cassiar Mountain Jade Store is more open, has showers plus some tenting sites are available.

Cassiar
The junction point to the old asbestos mining town of Cassiar is 2 km (1.3 miles) north of Jade City on Hwy 37. From here Cassiar is 12 km (7.5 miles) away except the road is now closed to traffic and has various signs posted to prevent people from entering into Cassiar from Hwy 37. The Cassiar area is well-noted for big game hunting, especially for Stone's Sheep, which are found in the local Cassiar Mountains.

Boya Lake Provincial Park
Situated 35 km (22 miles) north of Jade City on Hwy 37 is Boya Lake Provincial Park. At Boya Lake Provincial Park, you can find a 44-vehicle accessible campground offering a wilderness type setting with lots of opportunities for angling, wildlife viewing and observing the past geological history of the glacial landscape.

Good Hope Lake
Good Hope Lake is located 23 km (14.5 miles) north of Jade City on Hwy 37, where you can find some fuel at Kididza Services. Good Hope Lake is also home to around 32 people (2006 Census) belonging of the Dease River Band Council. The land around Jade City is the traditional territory of the Kaska Dena First Nations.

Britannia Beach
Just in case you are unable to reach Jade City or are visiting the Lower Mainland, Cassiar Mountain Jade Store also has another retail outlet south of Squamish at Britannia Beach.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Jade City, 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.

Information on Jade City

 

 

Map of Jade City
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Jade Store at Jade City
Jade Store at Jade City

 

Cassiar Mountain Jade Store
Cassiar Mountain Jade Store

 

Jade Boulder Outside Jade Store
Jade Boulder Outside Jade Store

 

Road Sign to Cassiar
Road Sign to Cassiar

 

Hwy 37 Through Jade City
Hwy 37 Through Jade City

 

Cassiar Mountains
Cassiar Mountains

 
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