The Big Five


Travel this route to see the big sights of Northeast BC. Spend a few days wandering amongst the giant trees of Ancient/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park and discover dinosaur trackways in Tumbler Ridge. Then head north and road trip the Alaska Highway to see historic sites and spot wildlife. Embark on an expedition into the endless wilderness of the Muskwa-Kechika before slowing down and taking in the mesmerizing scenery of Stone Mountain and Muncho Lake provincial parks. Cap off this bucket-list trip with a relaxing soak in Liard River Hot Springs.

Northeast BC Tourism itinerary route map for The Big Five

Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park

Explore this ancient forest—on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation—by walking along boardwalks to see 2,000-year-old western red cedars. Accessible pathways and trails in this park make it easy to explore.

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511 KM

Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark

Explore more than 25 Geosites—from dinosaur tracks to cascading waterfalls to unique rock formations—in the only UNESCO Global Geopark in Western Canada. This off-the-beaten path wilderness playground is a top destination for hikers, climbers, and outdoor adventure seekers.

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118 KM

Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway

Dawson Creek is where the historic Alaska Highway journey begins. Home to the Mile 0 landmark, road trippers embarking on this iconic trip can learn all about the highway’s history. Visit the N.A.R. Station Museum, tour downtown Dawson Creek, and see the Pouce Coupe trestle bridge before heading north.

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619 KM

Muskwa-Kechika – Wokkpash Corridor

This immense expanse of wilderness spans over 6.4 million hectares (15 million acres) and stands as the largest protected area in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Visitors can explore this working wilderness area on horseback, ATV, snowmobile, or boat through Access Management Area (AMA) routes—including the Wokkpash Corridor. This area is best explored with a guide, tour operator, or expedition company.

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150 KM

Liard River Hot Springs

Walk along wooden boardwalks to relax in the wilderness at these natural hot springs—the largest in Canada. Sink toes into the sand and rest your back against the earth basin of the 42-52°C (108-126°F) Alpha Pool surrounded by a lush boreal forest. Visitors can camp overnight in the park to spend time relaxing.

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