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Chasing the Northern Lights

Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2021 05:49 PM

Perhaps one of the best kept secrets in all of British Columbia, Fort Nelson and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality are home to some of the most dazzling night skies in the entire province.

Given its advantageous location situated at the 58th parallel, our region is nestled perfectly below the 'Aurora Oval' and beneath the pathway of the northern lights from early August until the middle of May.

Equally as important when it comes to viewing the northern lights, northeastern British Columbia...

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Gateway to Northern Rockies

Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2021 05:49 PM

At historic mile 300 on the Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson is the gateway to the beautiful Northern Rockies. With the world famous Alaska Highway as the main street and thousands of square miles of mountain wilderness as its backyard, Fort Nelson is the regional business and service centre of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality.

Northern Rockies Visitor Centre

Want the latest and greatest information on what is happening in Fort Nelson? Then your first stop in Fort Nelson should be the Visitor...

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Northern Rockies Wildlife

Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2021 05:49 PM

Known as the Serengeti of the North, part of the Northern Rockies attraction is the wildlife viewing possibilities. Travelers should be reminded that they are the guests in this natural northern wilderness and their cooperation in keeping the environment safe for both animals and visitors is appreciated.

... travelers are almost guaranteed to encounter wildlife along the Alaska Highway and view some of the most magnificent animals in the world.

Wood Bison

As the largest animals in the...

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Planning a Winter Adventure

Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2021 05:49 PM

When it comes to exploring what northern Canada is really all about, planning your trip in the winter months can often yield spectacular results.

Fort Nelson and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality are under the spell of an iconic Canadian winter from late November right through to the end of March.

Locals have learned to embrace this time of the year, despite the frigid temperatures. Overnight snowfall is often followed by blue-bird days leaving the landscape crystallized and glistening under...

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Wildlife on the Alaska Highway

Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2021 05:49 PM

Follow local nature and adventure photographer, Ryan Dickie as he explores the Alaska Highway in search of the wildlife that call our backcountry home.

The Alaska Highway has always been regarded as one of the great wild corridors on the North American continent, and plays host to an abundance of both large, and small wildlife.

Travelers can be on the lookout for Moose, Woodland Caribou, Elk, Stone Sheep, Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, Wood Bison, Canadian Lynx, Wolf, and a host of other small mammals...