In southwest British Columbia, almost 500 kilometres west of Vancouver, lies one of the largest of the province’s several hundred parks. Roughly triangular in shape, Tweedsmuir Park is bordered by the Ootsa-Whitesail Lakes Reservoir, the Coast Mountains and the Interior Plateau. Its scenery is among the most beautiful in the world, with majestic peaks, a large fjord system and the beautiful Chilcotin Plateau. And it’s home to the famous Great Bear Rainforest. Best known for its fishing for salmon, including coho, sockeye, chum, pink and chinook, it’s also a favourite spot for outdoor recreationalists, especially for hiking, horseback riding on trails, birdwatching, canoeing and camping in the summer, and for sightseeing and heli-skiing in the winter. The area is teeming with wildlife, including caribou, mountain goat, deer, moose, cougar, coyote and wolves.
Top 5 things to do
- Take a wildlife viewing tour
- Hike the many wilderness paths in the area
- Try your hand at fishing
- Go horseback riding through mountain trails
- Try out heli-skiing