Canada to shut off nightly access to Hyder, Alaska
The Alaska Dispatch News reports that Canada will be cutting off access to Hyder, Alaska from midnight until 8am. Personally I don’t care about the “midnight” part, at least during the winter months, but the 8am part would be hard to swallow.
Some things to understand about this story:
- Hyder has a population of about 80 people. The story says it’s 87.
- The only way to get to Hyder, at least by car, is through Canada.
- Stewart, BC, doesn’t have any bear viewing areas that I know of, but Hyder does.
- Oh, and in the summer months the Sun is up 20+ hours per day, so it can be hard to distinguish midnight from 10pm from 8pm, etc.
I’ve spent a little bit of time in both Stewart and Hyder, and it’s a beautiful, extremely rural area. Here’s a link to things I’ve written about Hyder, Alaska before, and here’s a link to me following some bears in Hyder.