Nestled in the fertile Nechako Valley on the banks of the Nechako River, Vanderhoof is the Geographical Centre of the Province of British Columbia. It is on the Alaska Circle Route, and on the way to and from the northwest coast of BC. Visitors here enjoy peaceful views of rolling agricultural hills close to town, along with enticing nearby forests, lakes, creeks, and rivers a little farther out. The agricultural and forested lands offer excellent wildlife watching and photo opportunities.

Vanderhoof is a perfect place to stop for a rest and to take in some interesting history, shopping, and beautiful scenery. The Migratory Bird Sanctuary, located on the Nechako River at Riverside Park, is a major migratory stopping grouds for thousands of Canada Geese along with many other species of birds including Trumpeter Swans, Northern Pintails, and sandpipers.

In the wilderness – only a short drive, flight, or boat ride from town – an endless number of seasonal outdoor activities await. Summer attracts anglers, outfitters, canoeists, kayakers, hikers, swimmers, bikers, birdwatchers and photographers. Winters shift to snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even dogsledding.

Please visit Vanderhoof Visitor Center to find more attractions and assistance for your trip plan.

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