Transportation & Maps
To reach Vanderhoof by vehicle, drive northwest along Highway 16, the main highway that runs east-west in northwest BC.
Vanderhoof is approximately 100km/60mi (less than an hour's drive) from Northern British Columbia's largest city, Prince George. In the other direction along Highway 16, the next closest community is Fort Fraser (about 35km/22mi away).
It's easy for visitors to explore Vanderhoof's small downtown area by foot, but to experience the natural beauty of the area and numerous recreational activities, a private vehicle is best. Explore the area south of Vanderhoof on the Big River Country driving route.
The backroads south of town are accessible but drivers can easily get lost. Make sure to bring a good map and pay careful attention to the road connections. Also, keep an eye out for logging trucks as roadways are still active. Car rentals are available in Prince George.