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Grand Canyon of the Stikine: general information

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Grand Canyon of the Stikine

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  • Type of destination: Points of Interest
  • Location of destination: Canada - British Columbia
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The Stikine River and the Grand Canyon of the Stikine are the most famous of the area's geological features. The river carves its way through a rocky plateau forming the Grand Canyon of Stikine. The canyon extends almost 60 miles (100 kilometers) and its steep walls reach as high as 1000 feet (300 meters). This is also an ideal habitat for the more than 300 mountain goats that live high on the canyon's cliff faces. The portion of the river that forms the canyon is situated in the Stikine River Provincial Park. See National Geographic Magazine for more information.
Officially the c...
The Stikine River and the Grand Canyon of the Stikine are the most famous of the area's geological features. The river carves its way through a rocky plateau forming the Grand Canyon of Stikine. The canyon extends almost 60 miles (100 kilometers) and its steep walls reach as high as 1000 feet (300 meters). This is also an ideal habitat for the more than 300 mountain goats that live high on the canyon's cliff faces. The portion of the river that forms the canyon is situated in the Stikine River Provincial Park. See National Geographic Magazine for more information.
Officially the canyon is described as unnavigable by any watercraft, however there have been 15 successful descents made by expert whitewater kayakers since the first attempt in 1981. More information on the American Whitewater website .
The Grand Canyon of the Stikine is brought nicely into image by Oscar Dennis.  
The Stikine River and the Grand Canyon of the Stikine are the most famous of the area's geological features. The river carves its way through a rocky plateau forming the Grand Canyon of Stikine. The canyon extends almost 60 miles (100 kilometers) and its steep walls reach as high as 1000 feet (300 meters). This is also an ideal habitat for the more than 300 mountain goats that live high on the canyon's cliff faces. The portion of the river that forms the canyon is situated in the Stikine River Provincial Park. See National Geographic Magazine for more information.
Officially the c...

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12 Other parks or sites within 200km (125mi):

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