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Grizzly bear standing near stream ontop of bright green moss in Prince Rupert

Northern British Columbia


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Travel to Northern BC to experience once in a lifetime adventures. Enjoy spectacular snow-capped mountains, enormous glaciers, lakes, forests, and pristine coastlines. Soak up Indigenous culture and history, search for the rare Kermode bear (spirit bear), and take some time to relax and soak in the surrounding wilderness. 

For a truly unforgettable Northern experience, sail to the remote island of Haida Gwaii, Canada's Galapagos, to immerse yourself in ancient culture and embark on world-class outdoor adventures—from whale watching, to fishing, surfing, kayaking and hiking.

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The marina in Cow Bay Harbour in Prince Rupert Northern British Columbia

Prince Rupert

Relax in the port of Prince Rupert—located on Kaien Island—equipped with all the amenities you need, and the perfect place to unwind before or after your ferry journey. During your visit, make sure you take a life-changing wildlife adventure to see resident orcas, humpbacks and grizzly bears.

Two hikers hiking near Hudson Bay Mountains by the water in Smithers BC

Smithers

Located halfway between Prince Rupert and Prince George and at the base of the spectacular Hudson Bay Mountain in the Bulkley Valley sits the unique alpine town of Smithers. 

Mr PG the mascot of Prince George holding Canadian flag at sunset in British Columbia

Prince George

Take a scenic adventure along Highway 16 from Prince Rupert to visit Price George, known as the Northern Capital of BC. With over 100 city parks and almost 100 km of trails, there’s lots of fun to have in the great outdoors. 

Waves crashing against rocky bluff at Naikoon Provincial Park in Haida Gwaii

Tlell

Nestled along the east coast of Graham Island, Tlell is the perfect place to enjoy wildlife adventures, hikes, cultural experiences and even a music festival.


 
 
 

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