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Northern British Columbia Travel Guide
Welcome to North B.C., Canada - Northern British Columbia, Canada accounts for 53% of the provinces land mass and yet, it is still relatively untouched and still in its natural state. The north is a vast and ruggedly beautiful region of British Columbia, Canada well known for its wildlife, mountain ranges, raging rivers, backcountry lakes, ocean coastline, blankets of forests and many wilderness adventures.
The adventures most enjoyed in the region during the summer months include fishing, backpacking, golfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, wildlife touring, sightseeing, birding, etc.
During the snow and ice months activities most enjoyed in British Columbia's north include ice fishing, xc skiing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and the Northern Lights. There are tours, guides, attractions, wilderness lodges and adventure companies operating from many of the communities.
The main tourism communities located in the northern regions of British Columbia include Prince Rupert, Terrace, Smithers, Houston, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Fort Nelson and Atlin. The North B.C. communities provide many of the services important to travelers.
Some of the top activity and adventure destinations in the region include Lakelse Lake Provincial Park (Terrace); China Nose Mountain Trail (Houston); Burns Lake Mountain Biking Park and Babine Lake (Burns Lake); Mt. Pope Provincial Park Trail (Fort St. James); Telegraph Wilderness Trail & Omenica Trail (Vanderhoof); Giscome Heritage Trail & Teapot Mountain Trails (Prince George); Monkman Provincial Park (Tumbler Ridge), Atlin Lakes (Atlin); Cow Bay (Prince Rupert) and the Stone Mountain Provincial Park and Summit Lake (west of Fort Nelson).
Some of the top outdoor sightseeing destinations in the region include the Alaska Highway (Dawson Creek); Butze Rapids, Grizzly Bear Sanctuary and the Historic Fishing Village (Prince Rupert); Nisga'a Lava Bed Park (Terrace): Kasan First Nation Village (Old Hazelton); Fort St. James National Historic Site of Canada (Fort St. James); Forest of the World & the Huble Homestead (Prince George); Kinuseo Falls (Tumbler Ridge) and the Liard Hot Springs (west of Fort Nelson).