The northwest of British Columbia stretches up to the Yukon/Alaska border, showcasing dramatic glaciated valleys, volcanic rock formations, mountain ranges, and mist-shrouded rainforest, anchored by the outdoor community of Smithers and port city of Prince Rupert.
While BC has lots of remote and wild, Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park stirs the spirit. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its immense river network and diversity of animal life, including the blue-ish glacier bear. Mount Edziza Provincial Park and the Spatzizi Wilderness Plateau are both remote wonderlands. Along Route 16, North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is also a remote wonderland, with only two ways in: By boat or floatplane.
This area’s wild forest, mountain, and coastal landscape make it an ideal destination for a road trip.
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Things To Do
From Smithers to Prince Rupert, these paddle-worthy lakes in Northern BC are easy to access off Highway 16.
Things To Do
Pack a sense of adventure and take a journey along Route 16 in Northern BC
Northwest BC elevates remote and wild to a new level, part of an area that’s vast and varied, from wildlife to wilderness.
Attractions & Sightseeing
Places to view the Northern Lights in BC, including: Prince George, Dawson Creek, Muncho Lake Provincial Park, Liard Hot Springs, Smithers, and Shushwap Lake.