British Columbia is a vast, diverse, and picturesque landscape. In the northern region of BC, wide, rolling prairies intertwined with dense forests, lakes, rivers, and mountains set the background to cities like Valemount, Terrace, and Quesnel. Plan your visit to northern BC for the winter or into spring and discover a wealth of premier attractions, top events, and can’t-miss festivals.
The Crystal Ridge Sled Ski Area will yield excellent winter skiing when you visit Valemount – the season typically kicks off in early December – and the Quesnel Golf Club will open up and offer superior challenges in the Spring.
You can celebrate the holiday season in Quesnel this year and have a blast doing so. Make your way to Barkerville Historic Town in December for the annual Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas. You’ll find sleigh rides, carolers, vendors, food, music, and more.
Just to the north of Quesnel you’ll find Prince George. A city full of charms, welcoming locals, and plenty to see and do, Prince George is a quick and scenic drive along the Cariboo Highway. Tabor Mountain Ski Area will yield some impressive cross country skiing chances this winter, and the local University of Northern British Columbia features exciting college basketball. In the very far north of BC you can find Whitehorse. There’s going to be much to see and do in Whitehorse, so plan your visit accordingly.
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From farmer’s markets to petting zoos, there’s no shortage of agritourism experiences around Prince George, Smithers, Terrace, and Dawson Creek.
Spend your days milking goats, picking berries, or fishing to make the most of your visit. You can even stock up on farm-fresh goods from Earth Wisdom Farm, the Firewood Community Market, and Grizzly Valley Farm.
Play a few rounds of golf at one of several public or private golf courses around Northern BC. Many country clubs throughout the region have 9-hole and 18-hole golf courses and are also open to the public.
Head to the Natural Springs Golf Resort for a full day of play and other recreational activities or tee off at Dawson Creek Golf and Country Club.
Enjoy a few days of exploring the ski hills and relaxing at ski resorts in Northern BC. Several destinations are open through the early spring months and have miles of cross country trails, ski shops, and onsite restaurants. From Murray Ridge Ski Hill to Shames Mountain, you’ll get the chance to discover new territory from a fresh perspective.
Make your way to the cities of Dawson Creek and Terrace for exciting summer festivals. Culture days at the museum and jazz performances are some popular activities in this region.
From the Dawson Creek Exhibition Pro Rodeo & Fall Fair Parade to the Skeena Farmer’s Market, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy some local traditions and get a taste of BC culture.