Coal River Lodge

HISTORIC MILE 533
In British Columbia, On The Scenic Alaska Highway

Coal River Lodge & RV
Mile 533 on the
Alaska Highway near
the BC & Yukon Border

May thru September Ph.# 250-776-7306
Off Season Ph.# 250-785-8775 (Fort St. John)

For Motel or RV reservations - Credit Card is required

COAL RIVER

Coal River Lodge, located on Mile 533 on the Alaska Highway in Northern British Columbia, is one of the few lodges that opened its doors during the construction of the Alaska Highway and is still in operation today. This lodge boasts an exquisite 37 acres of property in a remote setting surrounded by crown land. It is the largest piece of privately owned land along the Alaska Highway.

The property itself is mostly cleared with level ground. A landing strip for planes measuring over 1200 feet long with room for addition makes for accessible travel along with the newly built road that travels the length of the property to the south end by the river. The property is bordered by the Liard River flowing along the south end, The Coal River flowing into the Liard River from the north end under the bridge, The Alaska Highway facing the north end of the property, and a designated park with undeveloped hotsprings located at Brule rapids along the side. In the late 1800's, there were two cabins located beside the hot springs, but have since gone back to nature.

Across the Liard River is the Muskwa - Kechika Management Area, a totally unspoiled wilderness. This park is where one can tap into their love of the wilderness with common sightings of mountain sheep, mountain goats, elk, moose, grizzly bears, and black bears. Non residents can make arrangements with one of the outfitters if they wish to hunt for wild game in the area. Coal River Lodge services many of the hunters and river boaters in the spring and fall as we are only 3 miles from the boat launch into the Liard and Kechika River.