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8-Day Itinerary: Northern BC Road Trip

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 by Mountain Biking BC

8-Day Itinerary: Northern BC Road Trip 

This 8-day itinerary is based on the Northern BC trip experienced by one of our lucky contest winners.  It features 8 stops that could be spread out over 2 weeks or more to really experience what the region has to offer.

Access: Start in Williams Lake | End in Terrace 

Total duration: 8 Days (or more)

Total distance: 800 kilometres (497 miles)  See route in Google Maps

Follow this itinerary for a real taste of what Northern British Columbia has to offer.  Travel from Williams Lake to Terrace, visiting small riding communities with remarkable trails.

Day 1: Williams Lake

Discover the riding options on more than 200 km of trail within the city limits. Enjoy lakeside laps on Fox Mountain or South Side before cooling off with a jump in the lake.  Head for the Desous trail network south of town.

Day 2: Quesnel

Explore Dragon Mountain and Wonderland trail networks.  Make sure to sample some of the local brews at Barkerville Brewing

Day 2: Prince George

Explore Pidherny Recreation Site north of town.  Ride 60+ trails surrounding the University of Northern British Columbia.  Get some post-ride fuel at Butella Burning, CrossRoads Brewery, or Trench Brewing & Distilling

Day 3: Fort St. James

Check out the must-ride experience of Mount Pope Trail.  Spend the rest of the day exploring the trails in Mt. Pope Provincial Park. Stay overnight at lakeside Stuart Lake Provincial Park.

Day 4: Burns Lake

Spend ample time exploring the trails of Boer Mountain. Camp beside the trails at Kager Lake.  Tackle the 13.8 km Razorback trail.


Day 5-6: Smithers

Explore the 22.1 km epic Cronin Pass route through Babine Mountains Provincial Park.  Check out the plane crash gap jump in the Piper Recreation Area. Dine at the Alpenhorn Bistro and Bar

Day 7: Terrace

Just outside of town, enjoy shuttle laps on Copper Mountain. Ride the trails close to downtown at Terrace Mountain. Camp at the Ferry Island Municipal Campground.

For more inspiration and ride ideas for your next mountain bike trip in British Columbia, check here