Hyder is located just across the international border from Stewart, BC, and is accessible via a spur road off the Cassiar Highway in British Columbia.
Hyder is at the head of Portland Canal, a narrow saltwater fjord approximately 70 miles long. In 1896, Captain D.D. Gaillard explored Portland Canal for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Two years later, the first prospectors and settlers arrived. Hyder was named after Canadian mining engineer Frederick B. Hyder. Gold and silver mining dominated the early economy. Today the economy is driven by forestry, mining and tourism.
Hyder has several gift shops, a post office, 2 cafes, 2 motels, 2 bars, a laundromat, museum and a Baptist church. More services are available in nearby Stewart, BC. Stay at Camp Run-A-Muck RV Park.