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Words are inadequate to describe the spectacular scenery of Northern British Columbia. It is here that jagged ranges of snow clad peaks, timbered foothills, fertile valleys, great lakes and rivers combine to form a photographer’s paradise. It is an endless panorama of thick lodgepole pine forests, cattle country, northern wilderness, the magnificent coast and finally the Queen Charlotte Islands. The region's size itself is impressive. It encompasses an area of roughly 500,000 square kilometers (193,000 square miles), making it considerably larger than the state of California.

Visitors can access the six sub-regions of northern BC via three main highway systems. Hwy 97 North is your southern point of entry, linking the gateway city of Prince George to Dawson Creek, which is also Mile Zero of the famous Alaska Highway 97 North leading to Alaska.
Bisecting the province east to west is Yellowhead Hwy 16, linking the eastern BC community of Tete Jaune Cache to the Queen Charlotte Islands off the northern BC coast. The communities of this region will astound and delight you with their diversity of lifestyles, culture and rare glimpses into a region steeped in unsurpassed beauty and historical context. Follow in the steps of the early explorers, gold-seekers and settlers who ventured along this historic trail into areas still inhabited by descendants of the aboriginal peoples who first made these vast lands their home. You will find a richness of opportunities in each community to delight your senses, so be certain to plan a stop in every one.
The Stewart-Cassiar Hwy 37 links the community of Kitwanga to the Alaska Highway just north of Watson Lake, Yukon. It provides travelers either an alternate route north into the Yukon and Alaska, or a circle tour route for those intrepid enough to want to see and experience all the wonders that northern BC has to offer.
If you would like to take a break from doing all the driving yourself in northern BC, you will want to take a trip on VIA Rail's Skeena Line. They operate a first-class passenger rail service between Jasper and Prince Rupert, along one of the most scenic routes of travel to be found anywhere.

 

BC South

British Columbia, well known for its spectacular mountain ranges, is separated from the rest of Canada by the rugged Rocky Mountains. These towering giants stand like sentinels above the flat sweeping prairies to give B.C. an incomparable character. This vast range was cursed by early explorers as they labored to build roads through the rocky terrain. Their arduous efforts proved successful and the country was opened up to settlement.

Today, these mountains not only provide some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, they provide the setting for several of the province’s most spectacular mountain parks. Yoho National Park features magnificently sculptured hoodoos, intriguing spiral tunnels of the first Canadian railway through the Rockies, spectacular ice fields and glaciers, craggy mountains and cascading Takakkaw Falls. Borrowed from the Cree language, Yoho appropriately means “how wonderful.”

The forces that created these magnificent mountains also created the holes and faults in the interior rocks that filled with hot mineral waters, claimed by many to have medicinal benefits. Fairmont and Radium are two popular resorts that have been built around these hot springs and every year thousands of visitors plan their sightseeing adventures to include a relaxing rest in the hot pools.

Recreation is unlimited in the British Columbia Rocky Mountains. Hiking trails are everywhere, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Big fish are biting in countless mountain lakes and rivers. Windsurfing and water-skiing are enjoyed on the warm waters of Lake Windermere, while hang gliding adventures commence from the high points near Golden and Elkford.

History is relived in the recreated Fort Steele village, complete with locomotive train rides and a bevy of pioneer crafts and stores. In winter Kimberley’s ski resort provides some of the finest skiing available, while summertime offers thrilling alpine slide rides.

 

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All BC Cities
100 Mile House
Ainsworth
Atlin
Babine Lake
BC North Intro
Bell II
Bob Quinn
Border Crossing and General Info
Boswell
Buckinghorse
Burns Lake
Cache Creek
Campbell River
Canal Flats
Castlegar
Chetwynd
Christina Lake
Coal River Lodge
Contact Creek
Cranbrook
Creston
Dawson Creek
Dease Lake
Elkford
Fairmont Hot Springs
Fernie
Fireside
Fort Fraser
Fort Nelson
Fort Steele
Fort St. James
Fort St. John
Fraser Lake
Gold Country
Good Hope Lake
Granisle
Grasmere
Harrison Hot Springs
Hope
Houston
Hudson’s Hope
Hyder, Alaska
Internatonal Selkirk Loop
Invermere
Iskut
Jade City
Kamloops
Kelowna
Kimberley
Kispiox
Kitimat
Kitwancool/Gitanyow
Kitwanga/Gitwangak
Kootenay Country Hwy 3
Lac La Hache
Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park
Lytton
Mackenzie
Massett
McBride
Merritt
Meziadin Junction
Mt Robson Provincial Park
Muncho Lake
New Aiyansh/Nass Valley
Osoyoos
Pink Mountain
Port Alberni
Port Clements
Port Edward
Pouce Coupe
Prince George
Prince Rupert
Queen Charlotte Islands
Queen Charlotte Village
Quesnel
Radium Hot Springs
Revelstoke
Roosville
Sandspit
Sasquatch Crossing
Skidegate
Smithers
South BC Intro
Southern Lakes District
Sparwood
Stewart
Stewart Cassiar Hwy
Tatogga Lake
Taylor
Telegraph Creek
Telkwa
Terrace
Tete Jaune Cache
Tetsa River
The Alaska Highway
The Hazeltons
Toad River
Topley
Topley Landing
Tumbler Ridge
Valemount
Vancouver
Vanderhoof
Victoria
WAC Bennett Dam
Wells/Barkerville
Wells Gray Provincial Park
Williams Lake
Windermere


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