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The easiest way to access the Lava Beds is to take Highway 16 to Terrace, then north for 100 km on the Nisg̱a’a Highway, which is paved for the first 70 km. The alternate route is through Kitwanga on Highway 16. From Kitwanga, head north for 78 km on paved Highway 37 to the Cranberry River. Here the unpaved Nass Forest Service Road leads west to New Aiyansh, a distance of 86 km.

Just outside of the protected area, there are five communities, four of which are Nisg̱a’a villages. Their names are Gitlakdamix (New Aiyansh), Gitwinksihlkw (Canyon City), Lakalzap (Greenville), Kincolith and Nass Camp. All communities are road accessible from the protected area. Within the communities there are amenities like: grocery stores, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, gift shops, gas stations and health services.

Nisg̱a’a Visitor Centre

The visitor centre is located at the campground and offers merchandise, maps, stories, pictures, and information about attractions. Learn about Nisg̱a’a language, culture, history, feasts and laws.

Hours of operation:

  • May 15 to June 24: 
    9 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • June 25 to Labour Day (September 3): 
    9 am to 4 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (Tuesday closed) 
    9 am to 5 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • The visitor centre is closed on all statutory holidays except Labour Day.