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Let locals show you how best to explore breath-taking mountain terrain

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Autumn hike in Jumbo Pass in the Kootenay Rockies | Ben Westerik

Be it in forests and wildflower alpine or along rushing rivers and calm lakes, make a mountain town your home base this summer and find adventure in landscapes flanked by snow-capped peaks.

 

Sea to Sky Gondola | @entre2escales

Choose Your Own Adventure in BC's Mountain Towns

With 10 major ranges cleaving the province, from the Canadian Rockies in the east to the Coast Mountains in the west, you’re never far from a mountain community in BC. More than just base camps for adventure, these towns are alive with their own unique culture, plus chefs that turn local ingredients into memorable meals, and makers that craft beer and blend wine.

The best time to head for these hills is arguably in the autumn, when changing foliage colours, and a more ethereal quality of light (due to the sun being lower in the sky), add up to photogenic mountainscapes as you wind over scenic roads en route to hikes, mountain bike rides, or tasting flights at a local brewery.

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Exploring in the mountains is second nature for most British Columbians. But one of the best ways to experience the province’s 10 mountain ranges—from the Coast Mountains in the west to the Rockies in the east, the Cascades in the south to the Cassiar Mountains in the north—is with an experienced guide.

Whether you’re a backcountry regular or a total newbie, a guide can introduce you to hidden gems and share their vast knowledge of the landscape, the flora, and the fauna. Bonus: your guide can take care of the logistics and make recommendations based on your interests and level of experience.

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