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

Northern British Columbia

Northwestern BC

In the Northwest, which stretches from the Skeena River in the South to the Cassiar Mountains in the North, enjoy an abundance of wild rivers, deep canyons, magnificent glaciers, clear lakes and pristine areas.

Visit the famous Bear Glacier, one of the few easily accessible blue glaciers in the world. Hike trails that reveal the evidence of old gold and silver mines, through the magnificent coastal forests, mountain streams or alpine meadows. Seek out the treasured but elusive Kermode bear. Incredible bear viewing can be found in the Khutzeymateen Valley—home to Canada's only grizzly bear sanctuary.

The Stewart-Cassiar (Highway 37) connects the communities of the region and offers an excellent alternate route and a shorter trip for visitors traveling to or from the Yukon and Alaska.