From moody coastlines to glacier-topped mountains, indigenous villages to a fabled highway, Northern British Columbia feels like a whole different world from the rest of the province. The untamed wilds of this little-peopled region rival any of the Northern wonders in Canada—and yet remain vastly under-visited. Adventurers get their fix with a full gamut of outdoor activities. Skiers beat the crowds of neighboring hotspots, and traverse the slopes of Shames Mountain in solitude. Outdoos lovers get back to nature with week-long canoeing and camping trips in Stikine River Provincial Park. Hikers scale the heights of Mount Robson, the highest point of the Canadian Rockies, and road trippers head out of Dawson Creek down the legendary Alaska Highway. As “Canada’s Galapagos,” Queen Charlotte Islands lures wildlife watchers, and culture hounds looking to experience the culture of the Haida people. This surely won’t remain the “forgotten half” of British Columbia for long—so get going now.