Enjoy the unmaintained gravel roads filled with pot holes, rib rattlers, hairpin turns, uphill climbs, loose boulders, deadfall trees and washed out roads. Dirt bikes and atvs will also be on the roads but many will be in the bush exploring backcountry trails.
British Columbia off road adventures are located in the wilderness regions surrounding many of our BC communities. Because of the forestry, mining and railway pioneers of the past and the forestry industry of today British Columbia enjoys an extensive network of gravel roads leading into the backcountry.
The gravel road routes lead to remote lakes, mountain peaks, river valleys and, sometimes, dead ends. The network of roads sometimes loop together, intersect or continue straight forever. As you venture deeper into the wilderness it is always a good bet the roads and trails get rougher and tougher.
The British Columbia off road adventurers in 4x4s will enjoy the unmaintained gravel roads filled with pot holes, rib rattlers, hairpin turns, uphill climbs, loose boulders, deadfall trees and washed out roads. Dirt bikes and atvs will also be on the roads but many will be in the bush exploring backcountry trails.
Off roading in BC is not a free for all. The areas to off road are well documented with signs and are highlighted in many backcountry map books and forestry maps available in the nearby communities. It is important to keep your off road vehicle on the road and trails at all times so to assist in protecting the sensitive habitat around you.
British Columbia is fortunate to have many experienced off-roading tour companies to guide groups into the backcountry safely. Many tour groups offer half day, full day and multi day wilderness camping off-road trips. A guide is always a good move for new comers because the gravel road network does change on a consistent basis due to the, sometimes, harsh unexpected weather conditions and changing logging practices.
Throughout British Columbia, Canada there are thousands of kilometres of gravel roads to explore. Some of our favorite gravel road networks include the Duck Lake area near Powell River on the Sunshine Coast; the gravel roads in the mountains around Anderson Lake and Carpenter Lake near Lillooet in the Cariboo Chilcotin-Coast region; the roads high in the mountains above Babine Lake near Burns Lake in North BC and the backroads leading to remote lakes in the Okanagan Valley.