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Ancient Haida poles, Haida Gwaii
(Daryl Benson/Masterfile photo)

Northern British Columbia

Northeastern BC

The Northeastern part of the region, which spans from the Peace River Valley to the Rocky Mountains, is mostly connected by the world-famous 1500-mile Alaska Highway.

Drive along this historic route for an adventure in itself. Built during WWII, this highway takes visitors through the remote wilderness majesty of the Northern Canadian Rockies.

Prince George, the Northeast's largest city, offers a wealth of cultural and historical highlights. It’s also home to the University of Northern British Columbia. Dawson Creek  is home to the Fall Fair Pro Rodeo, Exhibition and Stampede in Dawson Creek. This is the largest event of its kind in Northern BC and Northern Alberta and is not to be missed.

Throughout the Northeast there are numerous lakeside resorts, canoeing, hiking, biking and fishing, and for the winter visitor, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.