This area is a sprawling wilderness of old-growth inland rainforest and snow-dusted peaks, where crowds are nil and natural wonders abound.
Wells Gray Provincial Park is outdoor adventure central, a vast area boasting 39 named waterfalls including dramatic Helmcken Falls, one of the highest in British Columbia. Nearby, Mount Robson Provincial Park is home to the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Visitors come for camping, hiking, dogsledding, paddling, whitewater rafting, and superb cross-country skiing, and wildlife viewing—in particular bears, moose, deer, wolves, and eagles.
The communities of Valemount and Clearwater are gateways to the adjacent wilderness areas; many guiding companies and accommodation options are centred in each.
Tips on some of the best places to stop along Highway 1 between Calgary and Vancouver.
7-10 Days / 775 km (482 mi)
Find adventure as you travel from Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean to Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ highest peak.
Things To Do
While outdoor adventure attracts people to southeastern BC's mountain towns, it's the thriving culture that captures their hearts. Here are a few to visit.
Winter is the perfect time to explore BC, and you don’t need skis to do it.