Park in BC (JF Bergeron photo)
Lush rainforests, rugged mountains, thundering waterfalls and scenic coastline – there are hundreds of parks in BC to explore. In 2011, BC Parks is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Encompassing a landmass greater than the state of California, the Northern BC region boasts more than 100 parks and protected areas offering exceptional diversity.
Beach lovers will head for Naikoon Provincial Park in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) to beach comb for agates. Spelunkers will be keen on Monkman Provincial Park while volcano aficionados will head for the lava beds at Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park.
Curious about bears? Khutzeymateen Provincial Park has the largest known concentration of grizzly bears in BC. Those drawn to First Nations culture will travel to Gwaii Haanas. Totally into the backcountry experience? Check out Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park where the route requires two feet or four hooves.
Collecting UNESCO World Heritage Sites? Northern BC proudly boasts two. SGang Gwaay, located within Gwaii Haanas in Haida Gwaii and Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park which with adjacent parks in Alaska and the Yukon forms the world's largest international World Heritage Site. There is so much to see and do in the north.
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Km 595 Of Alaska Hwy
Alaska Highway, British Columbia
Stone Mountain Provincial Park offers mountain wilderness & introduces Alaska Hwy travellers to spectacular landscapes & incredible wildlife viewing opportunities in the Northern Rocky Mountains. For the adventuresome, backcountry hiking routes lead to mountain valleys offering alpine meadows & lakes. Fishing & kayaking/canoeing are permitted. Please visit our website for more details.
NW Corner Of BC
Atlin, British Columbia
The Tatshenshini-Alsek Park has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO & is considered one of the most magnificent river systems on earth. Despite its remote location, the ruggedly beautiful area offers hiking, kayaking & mountain biking.