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An Explorer's Guide to Telegraph Creek, British Columbia



Communities of Northern British Columbia

Driving the Telegraph Creek Road
A lengthy photojournal (with 36 photos) of the drive in from Dease Lake, which, as the weather report to the right hints, is the nearest weather reporting station.

Breakaway Adventures
Based in Wrangell, Eric Yancey offers wildlife and glacier tours by jetboat, as well as trips up the Stikine River to Telegraph Creek.

Glenora Guest Ranch
The historic Ball family ranch is no longer accepting guests as of September 2012.

Hyland Creek Bed and Breakfast
Nestled below Blueberry Mountain, this B&B is open year-round, on a 98-acre off-grid property located on the Glenora Road 5 km past Telegraph Creek.

Alaskan Sourdough Lodge
Based in Wrangell, offering 5-day jetboat trips up the Stikine River to Telegraph Creek.

Stikine RiverSong
Unable to confirm that it is still in operation (March 2017).

Up the Creek Bed & Breakfast
Year-round accommodation for 1-3 people in a remote, hand-crafted log cabin located 27 km from Telegraph Creek.

Area History

The Stickeen River and Its Glaciers
This illustrated article from the April 1879 Scribner's Monthly describes a "tourist" trip from Wrangell on a Hudson's Bay Company steamer.

The Tahltan Bear Dog
The story of a now-extinct breed developed by the Tahltan First Nations people of the region.

James F. Black
Black was drowned in April 1898 when he fell through the ice on the river.

William MacKinnon
A brief biography of this man who was drowned in 1898 while heading for the Klondike, and was buried between Glenora and Telegraph Creek.

Telegraph Creek Online
A brief article from 1999 about getting the community online with new wireless technology.