The Northwest Regional Airport just outside of Terrace is the closest main airport to Stewart. Air Canada and Hawkair both have two flights a day between Vancouver and Terrace, while Central Mountain Air flies to other communities in Northern British Columbia. West Jet also services Northwest Regional Airport. Helicopter companies in Terrace and Stewart are also available for charters.
The Greyhound bus travels through Terrace from Prince George (en route to Prince Rupert and back). Buses depart most days, twice a day, in both directions.
Three times a week, the VIA Rail train, travelling between Prince George and Prince Rupert, picks up and drops off passengers in Terrace.
The closest rental agencies are located in Terrace, BC.
Portland Fishing Charters offers water taxi service in Stewart.
P: 250 636-9133
The Stewart-Hyder International Chamber of Commerce provides valuable information about the community, relocation and local businesses. Visit their website here.
In Stewart there is an ATM downtown at the King Edward Hotel & Motel.
Stewart is in Coast Mountains School District #82.
Bear Valley School (K-12, 75 Students)
Box 218, 824 Main Street
Stewart, BC, V0T 1W0
P: 250 636-2238 | F: 240 636-9247
Stewart has a population of approximately 500 people so many events and activities are shared with their neighbours in Hyder, Alaska. Together they present an International Days Festival, including a scavenger hunt, craft sales, parades and fireworks, from July 1st through July 4th annually as well as a biannual rodeo.
The former firehall is now home to historical artifacts, movie props and the mining history of the Stewart Historical Museum, which is open May to September.
For sporty types the Stewart Recreation Centre hosts local hockey and curling teams, and puts on various functions year round. Stewart has a free par 3 golf course and driving range.
Nature explorers can traverse Bear Glacier Provincial Park, where the Bear Glacier is slowly disappearing to the north, explore the Swan Lake Kispiox River Provincial Park for backcountry adventure, enjoy sport fishing for salmon and trout in an old growth forest, or visit the more contentious Toastworks Museum which features a display of century-old toasters.
Walk the Estuary boardwalk and the Bear Viewing Platform at Fish Creek, enjoy helicopter tours of the glacier or take the Salmon Glacier Self Guided Auto Tour. The Salmon Glacier Tour is a 37 km (23 mile) road tour that straddles the BC-Alaska border. It begins in Stewart and ends at the viewpoint overlooking the Salmon Glacier. The tour has 14 stops that describe a number of natural and historical features in the area.