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District of Stewart

About

Situated across from Alaska's Misty Fiords National Park and at the end of the Portland Canal, Stewart, BC is a unique border town attracting tourists from every corner of the world.

Stewart was established in 1905 and named after the Stewart brothers who were early prospectors in the area. Stewart's boom happened in 1910 with the illusions of gold, furs and riches. during the depression, Stewart lost it's vitality and the population dropped.

The economy of Stewart is supported by a varied range of industries including logging, mining and mining exploration and is destined to become a major port for distribution of ore and logs. Stewart offers a paved highway to major transportation routes, salt water port which supports a barge terminal and bulk commodity loader. The Portland Canal is a mere 80-90 miles from the Pacific Ocean allowing ore and log ships to come from all over the world. Stewart also possesses an excessive amount of hydro power available for industrial use.