Cassiar Highway: Junction 37 to Boya Lake – 88 Kms
2 kms from Junction 37, I entered British Columbia- and the signpost calls it the The Best Place on Earth. The Cassiar highway runs South along the Cassiar and Coast mountains and is one of the most remote and wild main highways of Western Canada. It runs for 714 ms till Kitwanga junction, and along the way also leads to Stewart and Hyder in Alaska.
The moment I was on the highway for a few kms I realised how different it was from the Alcan. The forest crept upto the highway, which itself was much narrower. And it was silent. Only the sound of the wind blowing, the trees swaying in the breeze, and the songbirds with the occasional roar of a passing SUV or truck. Otherwise, it was quiet and serene!
I arrived at Boya lake provincial park at 630 pm and was astounded by the beauty of the lake. The cyclist campsites were right on the edge of the water and it was too beautiful. Met a lot of wonderful fellow travellers in just one evening. A missionary couple from Canada and another couple who were motorbiking.
Campsite: 10 CAD, free firewood, no wifi, no showers no laundry. Pit toilets. Bear lockers. Canoes. Great scenery.
Elevation gain: 160ft