Day 3: Prince Rupert to Stewart, BC / Hyder, AK

Mouth of the Skeena River

Most of the morning, we followed the huge Skeena River. A sign at this overlook reads:

"K-Shian" The Skeena

The Skeena, "river of mists," makes a major cleft through the Coast Moutains. To the Costal Tsimshian Indians and Interior tribes it was vital to trade and travel.

In later years, Port Essinton, near the river's mouth, became the main port on this swift, treacherous waterway—a route serving pioneers from the 1860s to 1914 when the railway was built.

mouth of the Skeena River

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