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Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Park

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Address: Nisga'a Highway, New Aiyansh, Kitimat-Stikine District, British Columbia, Canada
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This park is a hidden gem nothing short of spectacular. Drive across the vast lava fields, behold the saturated blue ponds, rivers and waterfalls, hear the wolves howl as you camp... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
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Prince Rupert, Canada
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Prince Rupert, Canada
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This park is a hidden gem nothing short of spectacular. Drive across the vast lava fields, behold the saturated blue ponds, rivers and waterfalls, hear the wolves howl as you camp overnight. This is an unforgettable trip. Bring a supply of drinking water though, as the water pump at the campground has unclean water.

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Thank OlgaRadzikh
Norco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Stop by the stop one and take a picture on your phone of what is at each of the stops. At the campground there is a nice visitors center. Only thing we did not find was the hole from the tree. This was a great day trip. Pack a lunch and feel up the tank before you go. We ended... More 

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Clearwater, Canada
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Had heard about the lava beds of the Nass Valley but had no idea of the range of the flow. The volcanic eruption occurred about 1775 (dated by a Spanish captain who was in the nearby canal at that time and recorded the eruption and the dead fish in the river the next day). Walk out on the lava and... More 

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Thank Katrina1955
Powell River, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Very interesting site with an interesting Nisga story. The guided trip to the cone was enriched by stories and information by the Nisga guide.

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Vernon, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The lava beds were much more extensive than we expected and very interesting. We really enjoyed hiking to the cone with Steve the park operator, getting nature information and seeing tall trees, streams and lakes extra to the lava.

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Thank 2ws2015
Terrace, Canada
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47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The Nishga Memorial Lava Beds Provincial Park is a very unique geologic landscape made from tectonic forces within the earth approximately 270 years ago. The huge amount of molten lava was forced out of a vent cone in the side of a mountain and as it flowed down the narrow valley to the base of a mountain , it dammed... More 

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Thank Grizeagle
Terrace, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

My next trip I hope to do the guided tour up to the lava cone, but the interpretive self tour is a great way to see the lava beds. My visit was at the end of May when water levels are still fairly high with the spring runoff of snow melt. Lava Lake, Crater Creek, Ross Lake, Beaupre Falls and... More 

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Thank whiteriverheli
Edmonton, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Never knew it existed. Was great to hear some of the legends and to actually stand where the lava flowed. Beautiful scenery around there and many interesting sites to travel too. Would definitely go back to check out more.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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132 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

We traveled the Strawberry Cutoff on Hiway 37 Forestry Road to the Nisga'a Lava Fields.The road is a bit rough but our Honda Accord Coupe made it without mishap. We stopped at Dragon Lake for a packed lunch and enjoyed the quiet and beautiful mountainous spot. This campsite has a number of well appointed but basic sites and picnic tables.... More 

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

I Love it All. My Husband and I visit here often for many reasons. The Views, the Wildlife, the Birds, the People and even the Smell! If you go in early Spring/Summer, the aroma is quite Amazing. A Great time of year to visit also if you want to see Bears everywhere. As they are often feeding by the side... More 

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