Salmon Glacier is located 16 miles north of Stewart, British Columbia, and is reached by driving through Hyder and onto a curvy, dirt, rough road. Although the road seemed to be in better shape on this trip than it was when the two RV Gypsies were here in 2009. (Those photos can be reached through the Alaska button above).
Surprisingly, there is a very small sign when the road crosses into Canada (yet this is not the area where the Hyder/Stewart border crossing is located.) The first time the two RV Gypsies were in Hyder in 2009, they did not even realize that Salmon Glacier was not part of Hyder. Confusing! Yes, you have to be there to understand.
Salmon Glacier, one of hundreds in the Boundary Ranges, is notable for its major potential as a natural hazard. Summit Lake is located at the northern end of the glacier and every year around mid-July the lake breaks an ice-dam and then flows under the Salmon Glacier into the Salmon River. This causes the river to rise approximately 4–5 feet for several days.
Salmon Glacier can be accessed by road from Hyder, Alaska, from early July to late September. The glacier is an impressive centuries-old swath of snow and ice that cuts through mountains and valleys. The Salmon Glacier is the fifth biggest glacier in the world, and the most accessible via road travel.