With 500,00 square kilometres of astonishingly diverse geography, northern B.C. boasts recreation and wildlife-viewing opportunities year-round. More than 60 provincial, national and marine parks and wildlife refuges offer access to unique ecosystems and priceless cultural heritage treasures. Of course, the tone of any place is set by its people. Fewer than 500,000 residents make northern B.C. one of the least densely populated places in North America. But those who do call it home are as passionate about the recreational assets in their backyards as they are about its vibrant culture and colourful past - and eager to share it with you. Experience the friendly hospitality of northern British Columbians, and you'll be back again and again.