Meziadin Junction

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Meziadin Junction
Locality
Meziadin Junction is located in British Columbia
Meziadin Junction
Meziadin Junction
Location of Meziadin Junction in British Columbia
Coordinates: 56°06′05″N 129°18′00″W / 56.10139°N 129.30000°W / 56.10139; -129.30000Coordinates: 56°06′05″N 129°18′00″W / 56.10139°N 129.30000°W / 56.10139; -129.30000
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Area code(s)250 / 778 / 236
Highways Hwy 37
Hwy 37A
Websitehttp://meziadin.com

Meziadin Junction (/mɪˈzədɪn/) is a work camp in northwest British Columbia, Canada, near the border with Alaska, United States. It is about 14 kilometres (9 mi) north of the Nass River crossing and 156 kilometres (97 mi) north of Kitwanga on Highway 37. The highway splits in its journey north from Terrace to Dease Lake, with one branch (Highway 37A) heading west over Bear Pass to Stewart and terminating at Hyder, Alaska.

Meziadin Junction is a work camp used by highway workers and loggers. A restaurant and gas bar are located there. Many old cars end up there, as with ruined tires. Across the highway is the park at Meziadin Lake, a wonderfully beautiful location. Meziadin Junction really is the edge of civilization with the road north going through hundreds of kilometers of wilderness.

The highway north was unpaved from many years after its completion in 1972, and the local lava beds were terrible on tires.[citation needed] The highway has since been paved.

References[edit]

  • "Meziadin Junction". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved March 21, 2012.