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Heading north, along British Columbia's interior highways, you will discover some of the most spectacular scenery with beautiful mountains, rivers, lakes and forests. More than 500,000 sq kms (195,000 sq mi) of wilderness for you to explore. Drive the Alaska Highway through the wilderness area of British Columbia to the Yukon and Alaska, passing through many interesting and historic cities and towns. Much of Northern BC is preserved and protected by a system of provincial parks. Many of them accessible only by horseback, charter plane or on foot to idyllic lakeside campgrounds with all amenities. Northern BC offers exciting adventure opportunities: - white-water rafting expeditions, multi-day horse-back riding pack trip, fly-in fishing excursion, abundant wildlife & birdlife, or hiking through the many wilderness trails.
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Atlin: The most northwesterly town in British Columbia, Atlin, with a population of 500 residents, is located on the shore of Atlin Lake, 145 km (87 mi) long. While in Atlin: Visit the Atlin Museum and gaze at the collection of gold-rush artifacts and Tlingit exhibits. Spot stone sheep, osborne caribou, moose, grizzlies & back bears, and birds. Atlin offers a wide variety of accommodations.
Atlin Lake: Is one of BCs largest natural lakes. Theresa Island, in the southern part of Atlin Lake, is the world's largest inland island. Rent a houseboat, sailboat or canoe to explore the Altin Lake. Enjoy sport fishing. Take a water taxi and go sightseeing and hiking to Sloko Island. Take a guided trip to Atlin Provincial Park, in the Tagish Highlands at the bottom half of Atlin Lake. View Llewellyn Glacier in Atlin Provincial Park, accessible only by boat or plane.
Barney Bay:
Burns Lake: Located 80 km (50 mi) east of Houston, on Hwy 16, in the heart of the Lakes District along the Yellowhead Highway, halfway between Prince Rupert to the west and the Alberta border to the east. Visit Eagle Creek Agate-Opal site, just west of Burns Lake and search for fossils. Enjoy fly-fishing in one of the many lakes in the area. Drive the 23 km (14 mi) from Burns Lake along Hwy 35 south and visit Francois Lake, where the "Omineca Princess" sails free across the waters. In winter enjoy the Omineca Cross-Country Ski Trails, and try snowmobiling at Sebola Mountain. Burns Lake is also the northern gateway to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and the starting point for the renowned Nanika-Kidprice Canoe Portage Route. Burns Lake offers excellent and affordable accommodation, as well as fine eateries.
Chetwynd: At the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 29, nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Rocky Mountains, with a population of 3,200 residents, Chetwynd is the all-season recreation destination point for all types of visitors. Forestry and agriculture are the main industries of the community. While in Chetwynd: Hike up Old Baldy Hiking Trail and have a splendid view of the valley. Enjoy the walking, hiking, interpretive and cross country ski trails. Discover the 30-25 chain-saw sculptures depicting indigenous Canadian animals and other motives. Enjoy picnicking, boating, fishing and swimming at Moberly Lake. Visit the Little Prarie Heritage Museum. The Moberly Lake Provincial Campground features camping sites and private marina with a 9 hole golf course nearby.
Dawson Creek: Centrally located between Highways 97 north and south, Highway 2 and Highway 49. Dawson Creek, Mile" 0" of the historic Alaska Highway is also renowned for the spectacular vistas of golden wheat fields and friendly people. With a population of 11,730, the town owes its popularity to the highway, because as a result of the construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942, the population in Dawson Creek boomed from 600 to 10,000 in only a few weeks. While in Dawson Creek: Visit McQueen Slough, a waterfowl refuge. Stroll around Gardens' North and the Water Wright Pioneer Village local at the Mile "0" Rotary Park. Visit the Station Museum and see the pioneer artifacts and wildlife displays. Visit the Dawson Creek Art Gallery at the Northern Alberta Railway Park. Visit the Walter Wright Pioneer Village, located in Mile Zero Rotary Park, will transport you to a time when the community was on the edge of the frontier. Dawson Creek offers excellent accommodations, fine dining, and great shops.
Dease Lake & Jade City: Dease Lake is a great spot for adventure offering guide and outfitting services. Stop at Jade City and take back home your own piece of jade. Jade City offers a camping ground and a gift store.
Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park: Situated 11 km (6.6 mi) from the Yellowhead Highway. Explore the fossilized lake bed. Gaze at the power of the Bulkley River flowing through the 15 mt (49 feet) wide Moricetown Canyon. Visit the Toboggan Creek Fish Hatchery. Hike to Twin Falls and gaze at the Kathlyn Glacier as it cascades down 125 mt (410 ft). Experience also hiking the trail to Glacier Gulch.
Fort Fraser: Located 37 km (22 mi) west of Vanderhoof, on Hwy 16. Today, logging and farming are the two main industries of the community. Enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. Visit the United Church and the Anglican Lutheran Church which were built in 1926 & 1928. Tour the early 1900s log building at Beaumont Provincial Park. Visit the Nadleh Whut'en Indian Reserve on the banks of the 800 mt (2,624 ft) Nautley River, BCs shortest river.
Fort Nelson: Situated in the northeast corner of the province, this community marks Mile 300 on the Highway. Fort Nelson is the third oldest non-native settlement in BC. Forestry, oil, gas and tourism are the main industries of Fort Nelson. The town sits at the centre of the immense Northern Rockies wilderness area, and is becoming known as an eco-adventure destination. Visit any of the eight provincial parks including Stone Mountain Provincial Park, Muncho Lake Provincial Park, and Liard River Provincial Park. The area is great for cross-country skiing, photography, backpacking, wildlife viewing, wilderness canoeing and kayaking, river boating, trail riding, fly-in fishing and big game hunting. Experience Andy Bailey Lake, a popular spot for picnicking, camping, swimming and fishing. Visit Fort Nelson Heritage Museum to learn about the community's history and heritage. Fort Nelson offers a wide variety of accommodation options, recreation facilities, fine restaurants and stores.
Fort St. James: Is a community of 2,210 residents, located 62 km (37 mi) north of Vanderhoof on Hwy 27 on the southeast shore of Stuart Lake. This town offers great activities to visitor: Visit Fort St. James National Historic Park for a look at western Canada's pioneering fur trade. Try canoeing and boating some of the several lakes and rivers located in the area, which stretched 300 km (180 mi). Canoe rentals and boat charters are available. Visit Cottonwood Park with its swimming beach, marina, and RV facilities. Experience camping at Paarens Beach Provincial Campground. Hike through historic fur trade trails. Climb the Mt. Pope and take a view of the Nechako Valley.
Fort St. John: Is located in the most beautiful corner of British Columbia and is the hub of the northeast. Fort St. John, with a population of 16,000 residents, is now the largest city on the Alaska Highway, known as the "Energy Capital of BC". Oil and gas, agriculture and lumber are the main industries of Fort St. John's stable economy. The community offers many challenging outdoor opportunities and activities: Visit North Peace Museum and see more than 6,000 historical artifacts. Visit the Honey Place, the world's largest glass beehive. Experience golfing, canoeing, swimming, boating, hiking, horseback riding, camping, skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and fishing in a wide variety of lakes and rivers. Enjoy backcountry adventures including white water rafting, jet boat tours, guided fishing, canoe trips and backpacking. Visit Beatton Provincial Park, which offers 300 mt (984 ft) of beach, playground, hiking and the best fishing. Discover Charlie Lake Provincial Park, another popular camping, hiking and boat launch area. Try hiking Butler Ridge, Sikanni Falls and Maurice Creek. Browse through the shopping malls and the wide variety of stores located in the heart of the city. Fort St. John offers accommodations in provincial parks and private campgrounds.
Fraser Lake: Located 70 km (43 mi) east of Burns Lake, on Hwy 16 and 160 Km (99 mi) west of Prince George, is known as the White Swan Capital of the World for the hundreds of migrating trumpeter swans which stop over in the spring and fall. Forestry and molybdenum are the main industries of the commnunity. Tour the massive open pit Endako Mine, North America's largest producer of molybdenum. Visit the White Swan Park and enjoy its swimming beach or just basking in the sun. Hike up Mouse Mountain, Fraser Lake's landmark. Enjoy fishing at one of the many small lakes. Visit the Fraser Lake Museum and learn about the history of the village.
Granisle: The village of Granisle is located on the northwest shore of Babine Lake, 49 km (30 mi) north of Topley, off Hwy 16 on Hwy 18, and 140 Km (87 mi) northwest of Smithers, with a population of 676 residents. Cruise Babine Lake and view wildlife on the shore. Enjoy fishing and hiking. In late August or September, watch the return of sockeye salmon spawning in the Fulton River.
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve & Haida Heritag: This park protects the southern portion of Moresby Island and 137 other smaller islands. There is more than 16,000 km (960 mi) of isolated shoreline to explore. The park has no roads and few services and facilities. Access is by boat or chartered aircraft only. Only licenced tour operators may provide services within the park. Visit Haida village sites, see whales and other wildlife, sail or kayak Gwaii Haanas, view more than 140 bird species at the Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary, north of Masset, and much more.
Houston: A community of 3,940 residents, located 64 km (40 mi) east of Smithers, on Hwy 16, is known as the Forestry Capital of BC. Enjoy fly-fishing in the Bulkley and Morice rivers. In summer enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and nature walks & in winter enjoy cross-country skiing, all at the Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club. Hike to the summit of China Nose Mountain for beautiful panoramic views and wildlife watching. Experience snowmobiling, snowshoeing, rock climbing, camping, hunting, and golfing on two nine-hole courses.
Hudsons Hope: A park-like town overlooking the Peace River, si located 66 km (40 mi) north of Chetwynd on Hwy 29, situated approximately halfway between Chetwynd and Fort St. John, being this route the most scenic in the area. Livestock ranching, cereal grain and forage crops are the economic mainstays of the town. Hudson's Hope offers challenging outdoor opportunities: Visit Beattie Park and enjoy the playground and picnic area. Enjoy the numerous camping, canoeing and boat-launch sites at nearby lakes and along the Peace River, where angling is excellent. Enjoy spoting wildlife. Gaze at the 11,600 year old Mammoth tusk and the fine fossil collection at the Hudson's Hope Museum. Stroll through Alwin Holland Park beside the Peace River. Cast a line at Dinosaur Lake. Tour the W.A.C. Bennett and Peace Canyon dams (from May to September). There are four campground RV parks within a few short kilometres of Hudson's Hope. The community offers excellent and affordable accommodations and fine eateries.
Jade City: Named for the jade deposits found to the east of the high community (from the Princess Jade Mine). An area naturally rich in jade, gold and other precious gems offering the best prices on quality jade in the north. Jade City boasts a Jade Store, post office, a 40-site RV campground, a small playground and a highway maintenance camp. Jade city is located on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway 37 in northwest British Columbia, 2 hours south of Watson Lake near the British Columbia/Yukon border, an hour south of Boya Lake Park, and 2 hours north of Dease Lake.
Kitimat: The Haisla community of Kitimaat is next to Kitimat. The village is the gateway to the Kitlope Valley, the world's largest virgin coast temperate rainforest, which shelters 800-year-old trees.
Kitwancool: Is located 15 km (9 mi) north of Kitwanga. Ancient totems, carving sheds and a graveyard can be found at this village.
Kitwanga: Is located where the Kitwancool River runs into the Skeena. The village features very old totem poles, some as more than a century old. Visit the 1893 St. Paul's Anglican Church.
Lakelse Lake Provincial Park and Mount Layton Hot : Are located north of Kitimat on Highway 37. Enjoy camping, fishing and hiking at Lakelse Lake Provincial Park. Take a plunge in the pools heated by the water which bubbles out of the ground at Mount Layton Hot Springs. Watch the Haisla artists at work in the village of Kitimaat.
Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park: Located 320 km (192 mi) northewest of Fort Nelson, is the most exotic wilderness environment along the Alaska Highway. Is a steamy oasis in the Rocky Mountains, with two mineral pools. The park is very popular in the summer months. Moose and bears are permanent residents, as well as more than 104 species and 28 different kinds of mammals. There can also be found more than 250 species of plants.
Mackenzie: Located 190 km (118 mi) north of Prince George, on Hwy 39, in the Northern Rocky Mountain Trench, at the sourthern end of Williston Lake, Canada's largest man-made lake. Forestry industry operations is the primary economic engine of the community. Mackenzie provides year-round outdoor recreation activities: Wold class fishing, angling, swimming, boating, water skiing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, camping, wildlife viewing, photography, and golfing. Enjoy a brethtaking view of the Northern Rockies, Williston Lake and Mackenzie from the top of Mount Morfee. See the world's largest tree crusher. In winter, enjoy 32 km (19 mi) of groomed cross-country ski trails, and try also snowmobiling. Mackenzie offers affordable accommodations and all amenties.
Masset: The largest community on Graham Island is Masset, which offers golf, air service, accommodations, camping and shops. Masset is also the gateway to Naikoon Provincial Park and Tow Hill. Enjoy birdwatching, more than 140 species have been recorded.
McBride: Early residents came to work as loggers, and as homesteaders. Today, logging and farming are still the main industries of McBride, attracting a big community of artists and artisans. McBride offers great outdoor adventure: Camping, fishing, horseback riding, jet-boating, golfing, hiking trails, and wildlife watching. Experience in winter, cross-country skiing on the groomed trails, heli-skiing opportunities, as well as world-class alpine snowmobile trails. Stroll the beautiful Koeneman Regional Park. Walk to the Horseshoe Lake Bird Viewing Station and observe swans, Canada geese, goldeneye ducks and blue herons. Visit Mount Robson Provincial Park and enjoy abundant wildlife. McBride offers accommodations and fine eateries.
Meziadan Junction & Bell II: Is a small community located at the crossroads of Highway 37, which joins the Alaska Highway to the north and Highway 37A, which leads west to the BC and Alaska border. This is a perfect stop on route for gas and food before heading out in either direction. Visit the Meziadan Lake Provincial Park (3 km - 1.8 mi west) a summer campsite and fishing location. North of Meziadan Junction, beyond the Hodder Lake rest stop is Bell II, where Highway 37 crosses the Bell-Irving River. Perfect stop for deluxe cabin rentals, gas and food. Enjoy stunning wildlife vewing, lakes and streams.
Monkman Provincial Park: 45 km (27 mi) south from Tumbler Ridge, down a dirt road running along the west side of the Murray River is Monkman Provincial Park, a 32,000 hectare wilderness park containing abundant wildlife, alpine meadows, mountain glaciers, and the 60 mt high Kinuseo Falls. From Kinuseo Falls Campground stroll along a trail to a viewing platform and take a look at the spectacular Kinuseo Falls, which are higher than Niagara Falls. Enjoy wildlife watching since Monkman Park supports a variety of wildlife including mountain goats, caribou, mule deer, elk, moose, stone's sheep, grizzly and black bears.
Moresby Island :
Mount Edziza Park: This park is part of a volcanic complex formed more than 8 million years ago. Take a glimpse of the 900,000-year-old crater of Mount Edziza either from a charter plane or climbing. Explore the volcanic peaks and lakes of the park on guided horseback or backpack trips. Mount Edziza Park is connected by the Stikine River to Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Park.
Mount Robson Provincial Park: Located east of McBride, the park is dominated by Mount Robson which towers 3,954 mt (12,969 ft) above the park's western entrance. The park is the birthplace of the Fraser River, which flows 1,370 km (822 mi) west to the sea at Vancouver and also has the Berg Glacier, in the northwest section of the park.
Muncho Lake:
Naikoon Provincial Park: This park covers most of the northeast corner of Graham Island. Enjoy miles of deserted beaches, rain forest muskeg and sand dunes. Tow Hill, formed of volcanic rock nearly 2 million years ago, rises 109 mt (357 mi) from the flat bogs of the Argonaut Plain at the mouth of the Hiellen River. There are 36 campsites at Agate Beach Campground and wilderness campsites.
New Aiyansh:
Nisgaa Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park: Located 80 km (48 mi) north of Terrace along Kalum Lake Road. The most impressive feature of this park is the 100 mt (328 ft) high cinder cone, site of the eruption that pushed the Nass River aside, destroyed villages and killed Nisga'a people. Hike and explore the two large lava tubes in the park. See petroglyphs on the cliffs around Lava Lake.
Pink Mountain: The Alaska Highway passes through the tiny community of Pink Mountain in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Pink Mountain has been recognized as a major archaelogical site for northern BC.- remains of an historic marine mammal have been discoverd in the area. Motel and campground facilities are available.
Port Clements: Located at the estuary of the Yakoun River on the inland sea of Masset Inlet, offering great fishing. Experience hiking and camping at Cheslatta Falls. There is a motel in the area.
Port Edward: Is located 30 minutes east of Prince Rupert on the Yellowhead Highway 16. While in Port Edward: Visit the North Pacific Historic Village and North Pacific Cannery Museum, built on pilings at the edge of the Skeena River. Enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, and flightseeing. Tour Pike Island with a Tsimshian guide and get a glimpse of more than 1,800 years of first Nations history.
Pouce Coupe: Situated 10 km from Dawson Creek on Highway 2 near the Alberta border, is the pioneer capital of the Peace River area, nestled in a valley surrounded by rolling hills and lush green fields. Enjoy the winter sport activities such as: Skating, downhill skiing, cross-country ski trails, snowmobiling and hockey. Visit the regional museum. Visit the regional park on the banks of the Pouce Coupe River and Bissett Creek, providing camping and electrical hook-ups.
Prince George: A major forest industry community, located at the junction of Highway 97 and the Yellowhead Highway 16, with a population of 77,996 residents. Today, Prince George is a modern city that thrives on the abundance of natural resources surrounding the area. There's a tangible energy to this hardy city, which serves as the bustling regional service centre for post-secondary education, health care and government services. It is a contemporary northern oasis of culture, entertainment and hospitality. There is much to do: Enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, in-line skating, golfing, canoeing, freshwater fishing, hunting, and forestry guided tours. Visit several of its 120 parks such as: Connaught Hill Park with its beautiful gardens, Rainbow Park walking trails, Forests for the World Park lake and nature walks, and Fort George Park, the city's largest park and playground. Visit its museums to learn about the history of the area. Walk the 11 km (6.6 mi) Heritage River Trials system through Cottonwood Island Park. Browse through the several shopping malls for spelcialty shops. Prince George offers excellent accommodations, fine restaurants & pubs, and an active downtown night life.
Prince Rupert: Located 721 km (447 mi) west of Prince George, on Hwy 16, with a population of 17, 680 residents, lies at the western mainland end of the Yellowhead Highway, at the mouth of the Skeena River, tucked between Mount Hays and the sea coast on the north end of Kaien Island. Prince Rupert is the cultural centre of the Tsimshian-speaking First Nations people. Prince Rupert offers many attractions & outdoor opportunites: Kayak cruises, boating, scuba diving, hiking, flightseeing, exciting freshwater fishing, whale watching, golf, remote sandy beaches, abandoned canneries and villages, and city tours. Hike the Butze Rapids trail to view reversing tidal rapids, or stroll at Oliver Lake. Take a full or partial day trips for salmon, halibut, ling cod, crab and red snapper. Visit the Museum of Northern British Columbia and enjoy a fascinating 10,000 year history of BCs north coast. Stroll the Pacific Mariners Memorial Park and enjoy its great harbour view. Discover Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery and walk through the trails along the creek. Walk the Fire Museum and learn the history of the departmet since its formation in 1908 complete with pictures and artifacts. Visit Cow Bay area, today's busy commercial centre. Prince Rupert offers excellent accommodation and fine dining.
Queen Charlotte City & Skidegate: Nestled on the southern tip of Graham Island, is Queen Charlotte City, a small community offering galleries, gift shops, restaurants and accommodations. The village of Skidegate is nearby. Visit the Haida Gwaii Museum and learn natural and human history of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Queen Charlotte Islands: Haida Gwaii, or "islands of the people", have developed in isolation from the rest of the province, due to the ice age that covered the rest of BC until 15,000 years ago, so an extensive population of plants and animals that exist nowhere else on earth can be found here. The Islands offer unique adventure opportunities: Ocean kayaking, scuba diving, flightseeing, hiking, birding, wildlife watching and saltwater fishing, while staying at deluxe land and floating fishing resorts.
Red Sand Demostration Forest: The red sand beaches on the shores of Red Sand and Kitsumkalum Lakes, 24 km (14 mi) north of Terrace are a byproduct of the volcanic activity in the area. Enjoy fishing for salmon in both the Skeena and Kitsumkalum Rivers. Watch for the elusive Kermodei Bear.
Sandspit: Situated on the northern tip of Moresby Island, is the gateway to the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve & Haida Heritage Site. Tours are available, as well as comfortable accommodations, gift shops and golf course. Excellent spot for fishing, beachcombing, camping, and bird watching.
Smithers: Located 68 km (42 mi) east of Hazelton, on Hwy 16, and 370 km (229 mi) west of Prince George, with a population of 5,800 residents, is the alpine town of Smithers, the perfect spot from which to explore the surrounding wilderness. In the winter, enjoy first-class skiing, and in summer, enjoy horseback riding and hiking, both at Hudson Bay Mountain. Experience hiking to Crater Lake, passing through beautiful scenery and seeing the Telwa Mountains to the east of the community. Visit the Bulkley Valley Museum, house to a collection of artifacts. Enjoy golfing on the town's two 18-hole golf courses.
Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Park: This is the second largest park in British Columbia, where caribous, red mountain goats, giant hawk moths and stone sheep can be spoted. Take a floatplane or a guided horseback riding tour to explore the area.
Stewart & Hyder: Turn off at Meziadan Junction onto Hwy 37A to get to Stewart & Hyder. The town of Stewart is situated at the head of the Portland Canal, surrounded by enormous peaks and spectacular glaciers. Visit the Stewart Historical Museum to learn about the local history. Across from the 1896 stone storehouse which marks the border between Canada and Alaska is Hyder. Stewart and Hyder offer excellent outdoor adventures such as: fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, chgarter boats, guides and helicopter trips. Watch as grizzly bears, black bears and eagles gather to catch salmon spawning in firsh Creek.
Tatogga & Iskut: Drive along Highway 37 and you will find Tatogga, situated at Tatogga Lake. This tiny community offer outdoor adventure such as: fishing, hiking, boating and float plane tours as well as campgrounds, cabins, a store and restaurants. Iskut is located 252 km (151 mi) beyond Meziadan Junction. Many of the Iskut First Nations people act as guides for raft trips and paddling tours.
Taylor: Located at Mile 36, where the Alaska highway crosses the mighty Peace River, the small town of Taylor is nestled in a scenic valley. Experience camping, walking trails, canoeing and boating at Peace Island Park on the banks of the Peace River and enjoy in winter, cross-country skiing. Enjoy an excellent game of golf at the 18-hole, Lone Wolf Golf Club. Swim and fish at Taylor Provincial Park. Taylor offers a wide variey of amenities, all in the comfort of a small town.
Telegraph Creek: Is located 113 km (68 mi) southwest of Dease Lake on a gravel road. Enjoy jet boating, canoeing, kayaking, or rafting sections of the Stikine River as far as Alaska. Also experience hiking. Accommodation, gas and food are available at the Riversong Cafe.
Telkwa: Is a scenic village of 1,300 residents, located 10 km (6 mi) east of Smithers, on Hwy 16, where the Telkwa and Bulkley Rivers meet. Resource industries and farming are the main industries of the community. Stroll the the historic town and see 26 restored buidlings, including the Hong Chong's Laundry and Bath House, where people could bathe for 25 cents. Tour the Northern White Dairy, which produces fresh ice cream and yogurt for local comsumption. Take a plunge in nearby Tyee Lake. Experience world-class fishing from riverside parks.
Terrace: Located 146 km (91 mi) east of Prince Rupert, on Hwy 16, and 581 (360 mi) west of Prince George, with 13,380 residents, is the city of Terrace. Forestry is the main industry. Enjoy fishing, visiting Nisga Memorial Lava Bed Park, touring the original log buildings of Heritage Park, and take a glimpse of the white Kermodei bear, which the residents of this town have chosen the as the municipal symbol.
The Babine Mountains Recreational Area: Located 15 km (9 mi) east of Smithers, this recreational paradise offers pristine glacial lakes, meadows, mountain peaks and an abundance wildlife. You can enjoy fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, river rafting and snowmobiling.
The Hazeltons: Known as The Hazeltons are the three pioneer settlements of Old Hazelton, South Hazelton and New Hazelton, together with Two Mile. Located at the point where the Skeena and Bulkley Rivers meet, the area known as The Hazeltons was name after the hazel bushes covering the region's river-carved terraces. Take a guided tour of 'Ksan Historical Village. Tour the Old Hazelton and see pioneer buildings from early 1900s. Visit the Hazelton Pioneer Museum & Archives and learn the history and culture of the area. Tour New Hazelton by hiking up Lookout Trail and enjoy beautiful views of New Hazelton, Two Mile and the Kispiox Valley mountain range. Visit South Hazelton and enjoy fishing. See the finest and oldest totems in the province. Travel west along Hwy 16, and visit the Gitksan Village of Kitseguekla. Visit, northwest of The Hazeltons, the Kispiox Valley, a rural area of farms, fshing lodges, market gardens and two Gitksan villages.
The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area: This management and protected area contains a 4.4 million hectares of wilderness area. Just west of Fort Nelson, the undeveloped wilderness encompasses the eastern foothills of the Muskwa range, the Kechika ranges of the Cassiar Mountain, and the northern portion of the Rocky Mountain Trench. The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area will support sustainable growth for the oil and gas, mining, forestry, guide-outfitting, tourism and other economic sectors in the region. More than one million hectares will be permanently protected with the creation of 11 new areas. There are various archaeological sites in the area, a fur trading route with trapper cabin sites, the remains of a Hudson's Bay Trading Post, an abandoned native village, and native pack trails.
The Nass Valley: Is located north of Terrace, the Nass River travels through a valley before it empties in the Pacific Ocean. The lava beds were created in 1750. Starting from a small cinder cone, lava flowed into the Nass River Valley and travelled downstream, creating a lake with red sand beaches.
Tlell: Is a tiny community of artisans. Tlell marks the southeast corner of Naikoon Provincial Park and is the location of the Misty Meadows Campground. Beaches and sand dunes are accessible along the Tlell River.
Tumbler Ridge: Is situated on a magnificaent plateau above the confluence of the Murray and Wolverine Rivers and Flatbed Creek. One of BC's newst towns, Tumbler Ridge was buit in the early 1980s. Today, this modern community in the heart of the Northeast Coal Development is home to the world's largest open pit coal mine. Tumbler Ridge has something for everyone: Enjoy the numerous mountains, rivers and lakes throughout the area which provide hiking, climbing, hunting, canoeing, jetboating, kayaking, fishing, rock and fossil collecting opportunites. Take a fascianting summer tour of Quintette and Bullmoose mines. Enjoy birdwatching, more than 170 species of birds have been identified. Hike to Kinuseo Falls in Monkman Provincial Park. In winter, enjoy the numerous hiking trails for cross-country skiing and experience some of the best mountain snowmobiling in the province. Tumbler Ridge offers many restaurants, many accommodations, as well as a fully serviced RV Park, and other town amenities.
Tweedsmuir Park: This 2,215,681 acres (3,462 sq.mi - 896,658 ha) park is roughly triangular in shape, surrounded by the Ootsa-Whitesail Lakes, the Coast Mountains and the Interior Plateau. The landscape features floral meadows, waterfalls, pristine lakes & rivers, glaciers, mountain peaks, lush forests, and fragmented rock in breathtaking colours of red, orange, yellow and lavender. The climate and topography vary drastically throughout the Park giving it many vastly different vegetation zones and animal varieties. Enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, boating, canoeing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. The Park is filled with trails providing access to some of the Park's more notable features. From the valley a 16 km (10 mi) trail leads to Hunlen Falls, which drops 259 mt (849 ft) into the Atnarko, where you can see the salmon spawning; sightseeing charters are available for flying in. Visit Heckman Pass, elevation 5,000 is the highest point on the Chilcotin Highway, where you can enjoy breathtaking views. The park offers camping, full-service lodging and excellent restaurant.
Tweedsmuir Provincial Park: This beautiful park, south of Burns Lake, is the largest park in the province. Much of the area can be explored by horseback, canoe and on foot. Take a float plane and fly to the park's many alpine lakes. Canoe the Nanika-Kidprice Canoe Portage Route. Enjoy fishing trout in Burns Lake. Visit the Burns Lake Museum depicting life in the pioneer days.
Vanderhoof: Located on the banks of the Nechako River, is home to 4,470 people. Vanderhoof is the centre of ranching and logging. There's much to do: Canoeing, angling, sport fishing, river rafting, hiking, hunting, golfing, cross-country skiing, and wilderness watching. Visit the Vanderhoof Bird Sanctuary, along the route of the Pacific Flyway, which is excellent for birdwatching. Visit the First Nations village of Stoney Creek and learn about the history of the area, and tour the 11 restored 1920s buildings at the Vanderhoof Heritage Village Museum.
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