When it comes to choosing a hiking trip in British Columbia (BC), you are spoilt for choice.

A great destination for year-round active travelers, British Columbia is blessed with natural beauty; the Rocky Mountains, Whistler, and the West Coast Trail to name just a few highlights. Combined with incredible parks, abundant wildlife and a strong aboriginal presence, BC is definitely a ‘bucket list’ destination.

British Columbia features an impressive 25,725km of Pacific coastline dotted with many islands, including Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. The pacific coast is known to be one of the most diverse marine environments in the world, a perfect haven for seals, sea lions, orcas, humpback whales, and minke whales… to name a few.

The Pacific Province is world-renowned for its majestic snow-capped mountains. Contrary to popular belief, not all mountains in Canada’s west are part of the Rocky Mountains. There are ten mountain ranges in BC, from the Pacific coast to the Alberta border. These include the Coast Mountains, the Cascade Mountains, the Columbia Mountains and of course, the Rocky Mountains.

On Vancouver Island, in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, a 75km trail has garnered an international reputation as one of the world’s top hikes. The West Coast Trail runs along sandy beaches and ocean shelf, past intriguing caves, and scenic waterfalls, and through a lush rainforest filled with giant trees.

Discover British Columbia the active way on a hiking trip with North America Active.

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Self Guided Active Travel Experts

As the pioneers of self guided active travel in British Columbia you can expect a seamless experience. Our quality tour notes and logistical expertise sets us apart and ensures a quality experience for you.

Exceptional value for money

Quality services at the best price make our active British Columbia hikes and rides great value for money. Having essential items included like National Park fees, accommodations, most meals, bikes for cycling trips, maps and support for peace of mind. Our inclusions allow you to better budget for your big adventure.

Innovative itineraries

We look beyond the horizon to find new and exciting adventures. We’re passionate about shaping the next generation of outdoor travel in North America, and constantly seek different ways, routes and alternatives to exceed our clients’ dreams.

North America Active is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. It was a commitment formed when our parent company, World Expeditions, was established in 1975, and today, in the face of a multitude of threats to global environments and cultures, our commitment is stronger than ever. Over several decades we have honed our responsible travel philosophy and are continually assessing and improving initiatives that are practiced in the field to ensure that we are mitigating our impact to the smallest possible footprint. By joining a hiking or cycling tour, you too are making a concerted effort to minimize your impact when you travel. Learn more about our Thoughtful Travel policies and practices.

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Retrace the Stampeder's route on the Chilkoot Trail