Instagrammable places in B.C.: 10 unique locations to take a photo

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.

View from above Ape Lake and Ape Glacier near Bella Coola. Kari Medig / Destination BC

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.

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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.

Mount Edziza Provincial Park is accessible by floatplane to get to the trailhead. JF Bergeron / Destination BC

2. Crooked Lake

Near Horsefly, this is an ideal place to camp right on the shore. There are facilities here, but few people.

Crooked Lake, near Horsefly, B.C. Michael Bednar / Destination BC

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 harbour at Bella Coola. Albert Normandin / Destination BC

4. Hudson Bay Mountain

The impressive peak you see above Smithers, it’s a ski resort, plus a hiking paradise in summer.

Hudson Bay Mountain as seen from the Bulkley River near Smithers. Andrew Strain / Destination BC

5. Liaird River Hot Springs

Located in B.C.’s northern Rockies, it’s a popular park with facilities, campsites and water activities.

Liard River Hot Springs in Liard River Provincial Park. Ryan Dickie / Destination BC

6. Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park

This Vancouver Island park is home to some unique vegetation and towering spruce trees, some of which are more than 800 years old.

Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. JF Bergeron / Destination BC

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.

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve is home to towering totems. Brandon Hartwig / Destination BC

8. What often surprises

Yes, we have wheat, pictured here outside Fort St. John. Spectacular, isn’t it?

Wheat fields near Fort St. John. Andrew Strain / Destination BC

9. The Kinsol Trestle

Located in the Cowichan Valley, the trestle can be used by cyclists, hikers and those on horseback.

The Kinsol Trestle in the Cowichan Valley. Reuben Krabbe / Destination BC

10. Atlin Provincial Park

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.

Atlin Provincial Park. JF Bergeron / Destination BC

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