ExploreNorth, your resource center for exploring the circumpolar North

Return to the Home Page The ExploreNorth Blog Arctic & Northern Books About ExploreNorth Contact ExploreNorth

Search ExploreNorth

A Guide to Telegraph Creek, British Columbia

Alaska Waters
Based at Wrangell, offering wildlife and glacier viewing tours, and overnight trips up the Stikine River to Telegraph Creek.

Bear Paw Ranch Resort
Located 5 miles north of the village of Iskut, on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway.

Books About the Stikine River
From history to river guides for modern travellers.

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.

Stickeen Wilderness Adventures
Based in Wrangell, offering overnight jetboat trips up the Stikine River to Telegraph Creek.

Stikine RiverSong
A wide range of facilities and services are offered, including a B&B, lodge, restaurant and grocery store, and river tours and logistical support.

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

The Telegraph Creek Road
A photojournal of the drive in from Dease Lake.

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 Indians 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.