The Cassiar Highway is an alternate route roughly paralleling the lower portion of the Alaska Highway. When driving the Alaska Highway it is a good way to catch some different scenery on the trip back from Alaska.
The highway is remote and offers ample opportunity for viewing wildlife along the way especially bears. A junction with Route 37A (The Glacier Highway) brings you to Bear Glacier which can be seen right from a lookout on the road. Bear Glacier is now a provincial park.
The tiny towns of Stewart, British Columbia and Hyder, Alaska are charming vestiges of coastal Alaskan Peninsular life.