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Visiting Northern British Columbia & the Yukon

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 during the spring of 2017. And starting in May, each Saturday in Terrace through October will feature the Skeena Valley Farmers’ Market.

You can celebrate the holiday season in Quesnel this year and have a blast doing so. Make your way to Barkerville Historic Town on December 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.

Visit the Northern Sport Centre in Prince George in late 2016 or early 2017 and catch the UNBC Timberwolves men’s and women’s basketball teams in action. The Timberwolves will play games through February 11th, and the Lady Timberwolves will host their final home game of the 2016-17 season on February 11th against Saskatchewan University – it’s also Senior Night.

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. From February 22nd to 25th you can check out the International Snow Sculpting Challenge at Shipyards Park, and in March don’t miss Jazz in the Hall, a Tribute to Jim Holland – this show will be held on March 2nd at the Old Fire Hall.

From June 9th to the 11th you can experience one of northern Canada’s premier music festivals in Haines Junction. Check out the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival held at venues across Haines Junction, this festival will feature some top bluegrass bands and performers.

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