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Mountain woodland caribou, Muskwa-Kechika Management Area
(John E. Marriott/All Canada Photos)

Northern British Columbia

Parks & Wildlife

Giant Cedar tree in the Ancient Forest, Prince George (Brendan van Son photo)

Giant Cedar tree in the Ancient Forest, Prince George (Brendan van Son photo)

Northern BC is a vast land of rugged, nearly untouched wilderness with boundless opportunities to marvel at the wildlife and the views.

National and provincial parks provide protective habitats for the many species of birds that breed, migrate or stay throughout the winter months in the north. Part of the beauty of Northern BC is that wildlife viewing is possible even in the larger cities. 

In Northern BC's valleys and mountain ranges it's quite common to glimpse black bears, grizzly bears, caribou or bald eagles. An abundance of marine life – whales, sea lions, porpoises and sea birds – live off the coast and near Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands.

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