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Northern Rockies Adventures Not to Miss in Canada

10.30.18

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  • Ascending toward Mount St. Paul from Summit Lake and the Alaska Highway.- Northern Rockies Adventures Not to Miss in Canada
  • Panoramic views from Mount St. Paul.- Northern Rockies Adventures Not to Miss in Canada
  • View heading toward the first lake on the Flower Springs hike.- Northern Rockies Adventures Not to Miss in Canada
  • View overlooking the first lake on the Flower Springs hike.- Northern Rockies Adventures Not to Miss in Canada
  • Descending toward the Alaska Highway from the Stone Sheep Trail. - Northern Rockies Adventures Not to Miss in Canada
  • First glimpse of the erosion pillars and hoodoos along the Stone Sheep Trail.- Northern Rockies Adventures Not to Miss in Canada
  • Peering north along the Baba Canyon Trail.- Northern Rockies Adventures Not to Miss in Canada
  • Boulder formations and the creek along the Baba Canyon Trail.- Northern Rockies Adventures Not to Miss in Canada
  • View from the summit of Mount St. George looking east.- Northern Rockies Adventures Not to Miss in Canada
  • Looking east from Mount St. George toward Flower Springs Lake 1 and 2.- Northern Rockies Adventures Not to Miss in Canada
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When traveling the Alaska Highway, there are very few areas throughout that offer a greater abundance of hiking and adventure options than the Northern Rockies. Once you leave Fort Nelson, heading north will find you clambering into Stone Mountain Provincial Park and winding your way across mountainous valleys before entering beautiful Muncho Lake Provincial Park. Although this section of highway is relatively short and can be done in a matter of a few hours, there are many good reasons to stay and enjoy some of what the Northern Rockies has to offer. Here is a list of some of the can't miss hiking trails that can be found along the Alaska Highway. 

Mount St. Paul via Summit Peak Trail | 8.5 kilometers 

This poplar day-hike features a steady gain in elevation as it climbs to the summit of Mount St. George, where hikers will enjoy expansive and panoramic views of the northern Rocky Mountains and the foothills to the east. 

Flower Springs Trail | 16.3 kilometers

A great hiking option for those looking for a bit of diversity. This trail leads into a set of three lakes in an alpine setting teeming with wildflower blooms and mountain caribou. A great option for photographers. 

Mount St. George via Summit Tower Trail | 17.3 kilometers

Perhaps the most rewarding day-hike in the Northern Rockies. This trail begins with a gentle climb up a service road before veering off to the base of Mount St. George. One of the most recognizable peaks along the Alaska Highway, heading up to the summit generates phenomenal views of the surrounding Stone Mountain Provincial Park and beyond. 

Stone Sheep Trail | 5.0 kilometers

For those looking for a shorter option with some interesting rock formations, Stone Sheep Trail is a good place to go. The trail heads up a stone walled canyon with a series of erosion pillars that are sure to catch the eye. Keep an eye out for stone sheep along this popular option in Muncho Lake Provincial Park. 

Baba Canyon Trail | 7.5 kilometers

A nice option for anyone looking to explore a mountainous stream with a series of waterfalls. The trail ascends up a creek bed passing by several small falls and wildflower blooms in the summer, and it is a popular hangout for Stone Sheep. A photographer's paradise. 

 

Before you start your adventure, pick up a copy of the Tourism Northern Rockies Hiking and Trail Guide at the Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre. This will be your best resources for everything adventure related in the Northern Rockies, and will ensure you are well prepared for your time in the wilderness.

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Welcome to the Northern Rockies, the bountiful northeast corner of British Columbia that sprawls with some of the wildest lands in Canada. Here the mountain air is crisp, the land untouched, and the opportunities for outdoor exploration truly endless. With vibrant communities and welcoming folks, the Northern Rockies are a great place to stop and stay awhile.

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