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Northern British Columbia

Most of Northern British Columbia is a vast expanse of incredible wilderness–rugged mountain peaks that are volcanic in origin that descend down to lush green valleys and raging rivers. Much of the region is protected by a system of provincial parks and nature reserves, offering opportunities for whatever types of outdoor recreation you could hope for, from river kayaking to freshwater fishing to hiking and more. This is also one of the best spots in the world to spot grizzly bear!

The Alaska Highway goes through the eastern region, taking visitors through the remote wilderness of the Northern Canadian Rockies.

Off the west coast are the Queen Charlotte Islands (historically and now officially “Haida Gwaii”)–an archipelago of more than 150 islands. A verdant paradise if there ever was one, British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii are off the beaten path, but well worth the trip.

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