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Wilderness Lodges and Campgrounds in Northeast BC

The raw and rugged scenery of BC’s Northeast is anything but ordinary. From lakeside A-frame cabins to remote fishing outposts set deep in the heart of the Muskwa-Kechika, here are nine cool stays that aren’t your average hotel.

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Paddling in BC’s Northeast Region

One glimpse at Northeast BC’s lake-dotted landscape reveals a paddler’s paradise, one that promises few crowds and plenty of scenery. Here you’ll find pristine waterways framed by sweet-smelling pine and spruce forests and well-stocked lakes, home to rainbow trout, walleye, and northern pike. 

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History and Culture Along the Alaska Highway

A road trip along the storied Alaska Highway offers jaw-dropping scenery and wildlife at every turn. But it’s not all views and photo-ops. The area’s museums, art galleries, and historic points of interest weave together the rich and fascinating story of the region and the people who live, work and play here. 

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Where to Eat in BC’s Northeast

Food in Northeast BC is rustic and simple, but never dull. From big game to roadside treats worth making a detour for, here are five of our favourite things to sample in the region.

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Viewing the Northern Lights along the Alaska Highway

The Northern Lights are one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular sights and here in the Northeast, you have one of the best chances of seeing them in British Columbia.

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What to do in Fort St. John

BC’s “Energetic City” lives up to its name with endless opportunities for recreation, a thriving arts and culture scene, fantastic amenities, and an ideal location for exploring the surrounding and spectacular Peace River region. 

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What to do in Dawson Creek

There’s much more to Dawson Creek than just the start of the world-famous Alaska Highway. Before you head north, tack on a few extra days and visit museums and heritage sites, walk forested trails, take in BC’s only commercial wind farm, and enjoy the Peace River’s spectacular beauty.

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Breweries, Pubs & Taphouses in BC’s Northeast

In BC’s northeast, the beers are flowing. The region is home to a rapidly growing brewery scene, one that’s been stoked and cultivated by passionate locals with a true love of craft beer. Here, taprooms serve up consciously-crafted beers made with locally-sourced hops, grains, honey and berries from the surrounding Peace Region—making these beers a true taste of the North.

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The Wildlife of BC’s Northeast

There is an entire corner of British Columbia that is full of wide-open roads, adventure, and never-ending wildlife sightings: Northeast BC.

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How to Experience Fall in BC’s Northeast Region

Fall in BC’s Northeast region is fleeting, but no less spectacular. The late Autumn sun sets the region’s rolling fields of wheat ablaze in a brilliant flash of gold while stands of quaking aspen explode in their final burst of glory before the seasons turn, turning shades of deep, golden yellow.

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A Guide to Winter in BC’s Northeast

Skip mountain villages with bustling crowds and instead make your way to BC’s Northeast — a region that knows how to do winter well.

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Camping: Kiskatinaw Provincial Park

Located near one of the Alaska Highway’s most historic point’s of interest, Kistkatinaw Provincial Park offers travellers a 28 unit campground nestled in the trees above the Kiskatinaw River.

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Camping: Charlie Lake Provincial Park

Situated on the southwestern shore of Charlie Lake, the campground sits in a beautiful large aspen stand teeming with song birds – typical to the North Peace region.

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Camping: Tetsa River Regional Park

A long-time favourite amongst locals, Tetsa River Regional Park is a spacious campground on the doorstep of the Northern Rocky…

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Five Epic Day-hikes in the Northern Rockies!

The Northern Rockies play host to some of the most scenic and easily accessible hiking trails along the entire historical route. Travelling north from the town of Fort Nelson, the highway ascends into the high alpine wilderness of the northern Rocky Mountains at Steamboat Mountain – roughly 45 minutes away.

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Camping: Stone Mountain Provincial Park

If you are seeking adventure along the Alaska Highway, there is perhaps no better place to set up camp, then…

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Camping: Muncho Lake Provincial Park

On the south side of Muncho Lake, Strawberry Flats Campground features nine lakeshore sites, and six that are located opposite…

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More Wildlife of the Alaska Highway

The Alaska Highway is well regarded as one of North America’s great adventure routes. An ‘Into the Wild’ type of…

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Seven Winter Adventures along the Alaska Highway

Hiking at Bear Mountain Wind Park in Dawson Creek – A real treat at sunset, experience the power of wind,…

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Fall Adventure in the Northern Rockies

As we come to the close of yet another busy Summer along the Alaska Highway, it is hard not to feel as though time is moving all too fast here in the north. With an adventure log chalked full of new memories, highway travellers have since made their way home to prepare for the familiar routines of September.

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Visitor Centers of the Alaska Highway

ChetwyndThe Chetwynd Visitor Centre is conveniently located at 5400 North Access Road and has ample parking for visitors. Knowledgeable cousellors…

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Outdoor thrills along the Alaska Highway

As you research your travels along the Alaska Highway, we suggest you split up your planning into three regions: Northern…

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Safe, happy, Alaska Highway wildlife viewing to you!

Today, the wildlife you can see along the Alaska Highway corridor from the Northern Rockies area of British Columbia to…

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Northern Rockies and the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum

According to the museum’s official website at fortnelsonmuseum.ca, it’s operated by the Fort Nelson Historical Society: The Fort Nelson Heritage…

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Relax at Charlie Lake near Fort St. John

According to the travel experts, “Charlie Lake is THE lake in Fort St. John. Archaeologists have recorded human activity in the caves surrounding…

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Pan for gold at Taylor, BC’s Peace Island Park

This will be the site of the World’s Invitational Gold Panning Championships from August 4-6, 2017, so bring a pan…

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Hike near Hudson’s Hope Peace Canyon Dam

A short detour from your Alaska Highway “starting line” at Dawson Creek’s Mile “0”, it’s worth the trip for the…

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Explore Chetwynd, BC’s Greenspace Trail System

It’s a one hour, ten-minute drive west on Highway 97 from Dawson Creek to Chetwynd, British Columbia. You’ll need to…

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Get Inspired at Tumbler Ridge’s Kinuseo Falls

It’s described in visitors’ posts on TripAdvisor and elsewhere as one of the most spectacular waterfalls in North America. At 197 feet (60 metres), it’s slightly higher than Niagara Falls (although with a lower volume of water flowing through).

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See the Historic Kiskatinaw Bridge

A “marvel” built by a Canadian company contracted by the US Public Roads Administration (no longer called that), the Kiskatinaw…

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Visit the trestle bridge at Pouce Coupe

And if you find yourself in Pouce Coupe, be sure to make your way to the trestle bridge that spans…

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Northern Lights Space and Science Centre

Unlit, the swarm of particles flies through space on solar winds and via “magnetic ropes connecting Earth’s upper atmosphere directly…

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Snowmobile the Alaska Highway backcountry

For many people, snowmobiling can be a comfortable way to enjoy beautiful scenery they might never otherwise experience. For others,…

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Hiking Trails, Summit Lake & Stone Mountain

You’re at 4,250 feet in elevation. That’s not as high as some of the summits you might have scrambled (and…

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12 Places of Heritage Interest on the Alaska Highway

1. Northern Alberta Railway (NAR) Station, Dawson CreekThe old Dawson Creek Train Station now houses the South Peace Historical Society…

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Four great ways to view Alaska Highway Wildlife

1. Watch for these animals near the Alaska Highway as you drive it Black Bear – Medium-sized, this is the…

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Get Lost in the Sign Post Forest

The #1 attraction in Watson Lake, Yukon continues to grow “Too freaking fun to miss!It looks like a smaller attraction…

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13 Alaska Highway Fishing Adventures

Without venturing far from the Alaska Highway in the Northern Rockies, you can stand on the shoreline or wade into…

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10 Northern Lights Activities to Enjoy

Here are 10 fun ideas about what to do under the Northern Lights. Pull into a roadside stop, recline your…

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Stop and Soak at Liard River Hot Springs!

Water temperatures run from 42C to 52C which makes this a comfortable dip in all seasons. The result is a…

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Northern Lights of the Alaska Highway

Northern Lights travel packages have become very popular internationally across northern latitudes and particularly in BC, the Yukon and Alaska….

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The End of the Alaska Highway.

By 1900, Whitehorse was the northern terminus of the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway from Skagway, Alaska, a gangster…

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Museums, Galleries & Shows of the Alaska Highway

At the very start of your journey, Dawson Creek has some great attractions located right alongside the Alaska Highway (Alaska…

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Wildlife of the Alaska Highway

Start with safety as you plan your wildlife viewing. Read up on the animals, their habitats and their habits. This…

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Across the Southern Yukon to the Capital.

While you’re in the Forest, you’ll also come across pieces of equipment that were used during the construction of the…

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Communities of the Alaska Highway

Every community on the Alaska Highway is unique and well worth a visit. Here’s an overview of the cities and…

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Welcome to Your Adventure Paradise!

Today, we have the Alaska Highway, a paved passage through the wilds that crosses the dangerous and tangled routes of…

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Mile ‘0’ – Dawson Creek, BC to Watson Lake, Yukon.

In 1942, thousands of US Army personnel, engineers and contractors poured into Dawson Creek – the terminal of rail transport…

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Protected Lands and Parks near the Alaska Highway

BC’s untamed Muskwa-Kechika is the size of Ireland, with unnamed 1,000-foot waterfalls. Kluane and Denali, in the Yukon and Alaska,…

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Explore Muncho Lake in the Northern Rockies

This “municipality” is an enormous slice of spectacular British Columbia (BC) – about 10% of it, in fact – BC being a large province in the world’s second largest country.

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