Northern British Columbia

Northern BC comprises more than half the entire province. At approximately 500,000 square kilometres, it is larger than California or Japan and twice the size of the United Kingdom. Much of the area is preserved and protected by a world-class system of provincial parks and nature reserves. Read More

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The mountain ranges, which dominate the northern landscape, were shaped by volcanic fire, then folded and raised by powerful forces below the earth’s surface. The rugged, heavily-forested valleys between them were carved by the glaciers, which at one time covered most of the province. The entire region is a mecca for those that desire vast wilderness, abundant wildlife and rich First Nations culture.

The region is home to many First Nations including the Haida, Tsimshian, NisgaÂ’a, Kaska, Gitxsan, Dene Thah, Dunne-za, Carrier Sekani and the Tlingit people. The monumental totem poles that have become famous throughout the world originate in the northwest coast region of northern BC. From the haunting historic poles in Gwaii Haanas and the early memorial totem poles of Mungo Martin to the legendary work of artists like Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Norman Tait, and Dempsey Bob, these great works dominate the artistic and natural landscape of the north.

Northern British Columbia has a host of wonderful experiences to offer visitors to the area, from inns and resorts to guiding services, fishing lodges and adventure tours, as well as art galleries, museums, cultural centres and historic villages. The port of Prince Rupert on the west coast welcomes cruise ships which travel the Inside Passage to Alaska as well as ferries between Vancouver Island, the North Coast and the Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). Additionally, VIA Rail operates a passenger rail service from the Canadian Rockies to the region’s cities of Prince George, Smithers, Terrace and Prince Rupert.

Visit Northern BC and experience the hospitality and culture of the Haida, Tsimshian, NisgaÂ’a, Tlingit, Kaska, Gitxsan, Dene Thah, Dunne-za and Carrier Sekani First Nations people.

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Eagles Feast House

Located just steps from the beach and sweeping currents of Masset Inlet, Eagles Feast House lets you explore the magical world of visual, aural, and gourmet delights of Haida artist April ...

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Haida Fishing Charters

Haida Gwaii, formally known as the Queen Charlotte Islands is rich in Haida culture and traditions…and home to Haida Fishing Charters. At Haida Fishing Charters (HFC), they offer a fishing ...

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Haida Heritage Centre at Ḵay Llnagaay

Located on the ancient seaside village site Ḵay Llnagaay, this award-winning Aboriginal cultural tourism oceanfront complex attracts visitors to join in celebrating the unique culture, art and ...

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Haida House at Tllaal

Specializing in all-inclusive tours, authentic Haida experiences and adventures. We believe in preserving the integrity and accuracy of the Haida Nation’s oral traditions, so each of our ...

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Haida Style Expeditions

Haida Style Expeditions is the only Haida-owned and operated cultural ecotourism company operating on Haida Gwaii. 100% Haida-owned, Haida Style Expeditions prides itself on welcoming guests to ...

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Hiellen Longhouse Village

Owned and operated by the Old Massett Village Council’s Economic Development Team, the Hiellen Longhouse Village is located next to provincial park land, and surrounded by endless beaches, ...

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‘Ksan Historical Village and Museum

‘Ksan is a cultural interpretive centre approximately 180 miles east of Prince Rupert, dedicated to demonstrating and showcasing the richness of Gitxsan culture and heritage. 180 miles east ...

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Museum of Northern BC

The magnificent Northwest Coast longhouse overlooking Prince Rupert Harbour is home to the Museum of Northern BC. Internationally known for its exceptional collection and the quality of its ...

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Nisga’a Museum

The Nisga’a Museum and its collections are directly related to the historic Nisga’a Treaty. The museum is also known as Hli Goothl Wilp-Adokshl Nisga’a, meaning “The Heart of Nisga’a House ...

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The Lodge at Englefield Bay

Tucked away at the foot of a breathtaking mountain scape where the water is as still as glass, Englefield Bay is known for its abundance of migrating salmon. Don’t let its quiet and intimate ...

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The Lodge at Hippa Island

Hippa Island is a truly premium fishing lodge located at the edge of the world along Haida Gwaii’s west coast. The secluded inlet teems with migrating salmon and bottomfish, along with many other ...