Come summer in the Northern Rockies, endless rays of sunshine beam down on towering mountains, lowland marshes, rushing rivers, and a vast boreal forest. The lingering, summer light lets visitors explore longer and adds to the enchanting allure of the north.

Often called the “Serengeti of the North'' due to the abundance and diversity of wildlife species, this is one of the top places in BC to see big mammals and hundreds of different bird species. Summer is a time to dip your toes in the Muskwa River and cast a line into the jade-coloured waters of Muncho Lake. Canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard at Parker Lake, hike dozens of trails scattered along the Alaska Highway, or hop on an ATV and discover access routes and trails into the backcountry.

Top 10 Summer Activities

Drive the Alaska Highway
Road trip this historic highway and overnight at picturesque campsites and lodges.
Tour Historic Fort Nelson
Explore downtown and the iconic Fort Nelson Heritage Museum.
Soak in Liard River Hot Springs
Winter road trip to soak in Canada's largest natural hot springs.
Horseback Through the Muskwa-Kechika
Join a horseback tour through an expansive wilderness
Paddle Parker Lake
Leisurely paddle on this ecological reserve designated for its bird habit.
Camp or RV at Muncho and Summit Lake
Stay beside crystal-clear lakes and under a starry night sky.
Explore the Demonstration Forest
Wander a boreal forest with interpretive trails for hiking and biking.
Spot for Wildlife and Birds
See moose, caribou, elk, wood bison, Canadian lynx, wolf, and more.
Explore by ATV and 4x4
Explore designated access routes in the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area or local trails around Fort Nelson. 
Hike Iconic Trials
Take on a gentle walk or overnight backcountry epic. Find a trail in our interactive travel guide.

Safe & Responsible Travel

When travelling in the Northern Rockies, it’s always a good idea to plan and be prepared. Expect changing weather, long travel distances, and remote outdoor experiences. While exploring, remember to leave no trace and respect the wildlife who call this place home.