Drive the Alaska Highway.
Even though road construction started in 1942, it's still the
road to adventure. This black ribbon of pavement slices through
rolling farmland and wild, rugged terrain between Dawson Creek
and Fort Nelson.
Hike along a lava 'moonscape'.
The Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park, north of Terrace
on Kalum Lake Road, is literally a 'moonscape' created as a result
of volcanic activity in the 1700s. The 100 meter (328 ft) cinder
cone that erupted - sadly, causing so much death and destruction
- is a fascinating feature of the park.
Visit the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.
It is one of the largest earth-filled structures in the world.
Visit the W.A.C. Bennett Dam at Hudson's Hope and learn about
the production of hydroelectricity, as you tour the visitor centre's
numerous exhibits and audio-visual theatre.
See the Lower Grand Canyon.
Enjoy a jet boat tour or guided raft or kayak trip along the
Stikine River near Telegraph Creek. Witness the awesome sight
of the river's water rushing through the sheer-walled gorge of
the Lower Grand Canyon, Canada's largest canyon.
Visit the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve
in the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Discover the rich and dynamic culture of the Haida nation who
live in the Queen Charlotte Islands, known as Haida Gwaii. Explore
these misty, moody, hauntingly beautiful "islands of the
See the 'Ksan historical village.
Watch carvers and aboriginal entertainers. And learn the legends
behind totems. See traditional longhouses, and enjoy salmon smoked
the old way at this world-renowned replica of a model Gitksan
village, located near the Hazeltons.
Cruise the famed Inside Passage.
Cruise the world-famous Inside Passage with BC Ferries, a 15-hour
voyage from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy, through deep fjords
and past temperate rain forests. See whales, porpoises, seals
and black and brown bears.
Catch a trophy-sized salmon.
Stay at a luxurious fishing lodge in the Queen Charlotte Islands
or on the north coast. Enjoy searching out halibut and salmon
in the saltwaters around Kitimat, Stewart and Prince Rupert.
Go river rafting, day or night.
The Stikine River, which starts at an ice cave in the Cassiar
Mountains to the north and flows through nearby Mount Edziza
Provincial Park, offers great adventures for outdoor enthusiasts.
Experienced canoeists, kayakyers, and rafters can run sections
of the Stikine River as far as Alaska.
Hike through numerous wilderness parks
and wildlife preserves.
This is a wildlife wonderland. In the Northern Rockies, the Muskwa-Kechika
Special Management Area is called the "Serengeti of the
North". Nowhere outside of Africa is there such unparalleled
wildlife diversity and intact ecosystems.
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