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 Fly fishing in Northern BC in the mist

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Fishing Road Trip in Northern BC

In Northern British Columbia, rivers and roads lead travellers into the unknown. A vast wilderness full of jagged peaks, roaring rivers, serene lakes and green valleys. Explore the open road one lake and river at a time to find epic fishing adventures and welcoming cultures.

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Northern BC's Lakes District

In Northern BC, rivers run thick with salmon, steelhead-fishing is legendary, and solitude is... Read more almost guaranteed. Try the Lakes District around Burns Lake, where many of the area’s 300 rainbow trout, char and kokane-packed lakes are easily reached from Highway 16. For all you fly-fishing enthusiasts, head for Rainbow Alley Provincial Park north of Smithers, famous for world-class rainbow trout fishing.

Babine Mountains Provincial Park

Drive beneath the jagged peaks of the Seven Sisters Mountains to Terrace. From here, fish for Skeena River salmon, hike mountain trails (often with more wildlife than people), bike the single-track on Copper Mountain, or trek across a moonscape of hardened lava at Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park. The park, about 100 km/60 mi north of Terrace, is the site of a volcanic eruption which dramatically altered the landscape 250 years ago.

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Skeena River Fishing

The mighty Skeena River and its tributaries (the Kispiox, Bulkley and Babine) are famous among anglers for their hard-fighting and elusive steelhead. The Skeena system is home to one of the largest wild steelhead populations in the world. Terrace and Prince Rupert both make good bases for memorable fishing trips.

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Ksan Historical Village and Museum

Near the town of Old Hazelton is 'Ksan, a village of seven houses built to replicate a Gitxsan community that stood on the same riverbank site for centuries. Each of the houses, set in a row facing the river, reveals a different aspect of Gitxsan culture. Learn about feast traditions at the Wolf House, hear tales and legends of the distant past at the Frog House, and see dance regalia in the Fireweed House. Gitxsan guides also help interpret the village’s many totem poles. More poles, both ancient and modern, stand in the nearby villages of Kispiox, Kitwanga and Kitwancool.

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Seven Sisters Provincial Park

Hiking, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking and, in winter, snowmobiling, are just some of the activities available in this wilderness park, named for seven spectacular peaks along Highway 16 between Hazelton and Terrace.

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Lakelse Lake Provincial Park

Popular area for salmon fishing. Group camping, day-use area, wheelchair access, drinking water, flush & pit toilets, showers, sani-station, fire rings, interpretive programs, hiking, playground, beach, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boat launch, f...
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Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park

Join a Nisga'a guide to hike across a moonscape of hardened lava and learn about the history and legends of the Nisga’a people at Nisga’a Provincial Park. The park, about 100 km/60 mi north of Terrace, is the site of a volcanic eruption which dramatically altered the landscape 250 years ago. Guides are available through the park’s Visitor Centre; four nearby communities, including the Nisga’a villages of Gitlakdamix (New Aiyansh), Gitwinksihlkw (Canyon City), Lakalzap (Greenville) and Gingolx (Kincolith), offer food and accommodation.

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Northern BC's Lakes District

In Northern BC, rivers run thick with salmon, steelhead-fishing is legendary, and solitude is... Read more almost guaranteed. Try the Lakes District around Burns Lake, where many of the area’s 300 rainbow trout, char and kokane-packed lakes are easily reached from Highway 16. For all you fly-fishing enthusiasts, head for Rainbow Alley Provincial Park north of Smithers, famous for world-class rainbow trout fishing.

North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site

Located on the outskirts of Port Edward, 20 km from Prince Rupert, the North Pacific Cannery's history is unique on the west coast of North America. Established in 1889, it had almost 90 years of continuous salmon canning production and fish proc...
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Getting Here and Around

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Inside Passage Ferry

Take a ferry ride on British Columbia’s Inside Passage. BC Ferries’ Northern... Read more Adventure sails among the islands and fjords of BC’s remote mid-coast, home to mountain peaks, tall stands of fir and cedar, driftwood-strewn coves, remote First Nations communities, and the Great Bear Rainforest. Watch for seals, eagles, dolphins and even whales en route.  The Northern Adventure sails year-round from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert; summer sailings are all in daylight, so you won’t miss a moment. From Prince Rupert, you can continue by ferry to Haida Gwaii, or follow the Yellowhead Highway east.

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