Catch Larch Fever
The larch tree is the eye candy of British Columbia’s mountains. Come fall, this is the only conifer to explode into bright, golden yellow before its needles drop to the forest floor. Their ability to thrive in cold temperatures, at high elevations, and along rocky exposed slopes makes them unique to Western Canada.
To witness this fall spectacle, take a road trip through the Kootenay Rockies or E.C. Manning Provincial Park on a larch hunt. Tour winding roads while looking up for a golden glimpse. Keep your eye out ribbons of colour between mountains of green. Larches line old logging roads, creating streaks of colour in perfect lines.
If you prefer to hike, head for Kimberley Nature Park for alpine walks between golden trees set against a backdrop of dusted white mountains.Learn More