There are few places in the world with pristine wilderness that can compare Northern BC. Towering mountains are surrounded by old-growth forests and dramatic coastline. Small towns are few and far between and the area, which is larger than California, is mostly made up of spectacular provincial parks and nature reserves. This weeks guestagrammer @marty.clemens shares some of his favourite photos of Northern BC.
“The thing about the north is that you really get a sense being within the rawness and wildness of your surroundings. A prime example of this is waking up to a mother moose and her calf strolling down the Main Street of Smithers.”
“Just over 2,000 meters (6,562 feet) in elevation, the Roche de Boule Range is absolutely breathtaking. All eyes on Hagwilget Peak as we walk through the streets of Old Hazelton historical village.”
“Weaving through the lava beds of Nisga’a Valley, one of Canada’s most recent volcanic activity sites, you eventually reach the Aiyansh natural hot springs. A magical setting to get your winter soak on.”
“Stopping to stretch the legs near the Stewart-Cassiar junction. Just in time to catch the rise of a full moon over the mountains after a weekend of adventuring around the north coast.”
“Winter is great and all but there is something very special about an evening swim in the many surrounding lakes of this area. Extra long summer nights and colours that light up the sky make a late Lake Kathlyn dip hard to pass up.”
Marty is a freelance videographer and photographer born and raised on the Sunshine Coast. He and his partner made the move to Smithers, BC this past summer and are now laying down some roots and calling this area home. The rugged landscape of the north has inspired Marty to explore the Bulkley Valley and its surrounding areas.
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