They’re not all easy to get to, but post a photo from Crooked Lake, Bella Coola or one of these other 8 B.C. destinations, and you’ll be a selfie star.
We’ve seen the crush of visitors at Joffre Lakes north of Pemberton — fuelled in part by people hiking into the area to take selfie photos. But consider these 10 spots that will make you a selfie star. The only trick is to get to most of them, which is why they are the next stars for B.C. travel photos.
1. Mount Edziza Provincial Park
Located in northwestern B.C., this park is both remote and mountainous in the Tahltan First Nations territory. There is no road access into this volcanic park, so you’ll need to fly into the park to the trailhead.
2. Crooked Lake
Near Horsefly, this is an ideal place to camp right on the shore. There are facilities here, but few people.
3. Bella Coola
You can drive here if you turn left at Williams Lake and just keep going until you run out of road. What awaits is spectacular scenery and work-renowned First Nations art.
The impressive peak you see above Smithers, it’s a ski resort, plus a hiking paradise in summer.
Located in B.C.’s northern Rockies, it’s a popular park with facilities, campsites and water activities.
This Vancouver Island park is home to some unique vegetation and towering spruce trees, some of which are more than 800 years old.
7. Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve
It takes effort to get to, but is well worth the trip. Unique flora and fauna, forests dripping with mosses, and rich First Nations culture and art await.
8. What often surprises
Yes, we have wheat, pictured here outside Fort St. John. Spectacular, isn’t it?
9. The Kinsol Trestle
Located in the Cowichan Valley, the trestle can be used by cyclists, hikers and those on horseback.
This one is for the experienced and the well-prepared. There are no services and you can only enter the park by boat or by plane. The photo here sums that up perfectly.