Top things to do in Northern BC

Top Choice National Park in Haida Gwaii

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve & Haida Heritage Site

This huge Unesco World Heritage site with a name that's a mouthful encompasses Moresby and 137 smaller islands at its southern end. It combines a time-capsule look at abandoned Haida villages with hot springs, amazi…
Top Choice Museum in Haida Gwaii

Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay

One of the top attractions in the north is this marvelous cultural center. With exhibits on history, wildlife and culture, it would be enough reason to visit the islands just by itself. The rich traditions of the Ha…
Top Choice Museum in Prince Rupert

Museum of Northern BC

Residing in a building styled after an aboriginal longhouse, this museum is a don't-miss. It shows how local civilizations enjoyed sustainable cultures that lasted for thousands of years – you might say they were ah…
Top Choice Historic Site in Prince Rupert

North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site

Explore the history of fishing and canning along the Skeena River. This fascinating all-wood complex was used from 1889 to 1968; exhibits document the miserable conditions of the workers, and tours cover the industr…
Top Choice Seafood in Haida Gwaii

Charters Restaurant

The numbers are small: six tables, three entrees. But the pleasure is great: simply delicious food, such as seafood fettuccine and fresh local halibut. The changing menu also features burgers, ribs, salads and more.…
Top Choice Park in Prince George to Alberta

Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park

About 113km east of Prince George is the site of BC's newest park. The Ancient Forest Trail leads 1km to some real behemoths of the temperate inland rainforest: old-growth red cedars and hemlocks that reach heights …
Top Choice Pub Food in Prince Rupert

Charley's Lounge

Locals flock to trade gossip while gazing out over the harbor from the heated patio. The food matches the view: the pub menu features some of Rupert's best seafood.
Top Choice Pub Food in Prince George

Nancy O's

Nancy O's may make you want to spend two nights in Prince George. Locally sourced ingredients are combined to create fabulous food: burgers, veggie specials, a great avocado salad and a truly amazing steak frites. T…
Top Choice Books in Prince George

Books & Company

The best bookstore in northern BC; it has a great cafe with a deck.
Park in Haida Gwaii

Naikoon Provincial Park

Much of the island's northeastern side is devoted to the beautiful 726-sq-km Naikoon Provincial Park, which combines sand dunes and low sphagnum bogs, surrounded by stunted and gnarled lodgepole pine, and red and ye…