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An initiative of the Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA), Mountain Biking BC launched in February, 2011 featuring communities and resorts passionate about mountain biking. Mountain Biking BC points you toward the best authorized trails across the province, while uniting stakeholders in the burgeoning mountain bike tourism sector. We work collaboratively with a network of businesses, bike clubs, communities, resorts, and government agencies to advance our goal of solidifying Western Canada as the premier mountain bike destination on the planet.

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Cariboo-Chilcotin - Untamed landscapes of humbling beauty

Cariboo-Chilcotin offers big mountain to epic XC riding and an amazing bike culture, with locals who are eager to share the goods and welcome riders. The region spans the province from the Pacific Ocean to the Cariboo and Columbia mountains to the east. Craggy peaks and snow-capped mountains accompany vast plateaus and luscious valleys. The landscape seamlessly flows from arid desert to thick forests and rolling grasslands, creating diverse micro-climates with unique flowers, wildlife and aquamarine fjords. Learn more

Kootenay Rockies – An eclectic mix of mountain folk, historic features, art studios, hot springs and legit trails and descents

Mountain biking is a natural fit in this outdoor mecca surrounded by the Rocky, Purcell, Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges. From nature park to bike park, the Kootenay region rewards bikers with hundreds of twisty trails, signature singletrack and epic descents in addition to a unique and colourful heritage. Learn more

Northern BC - An enchanting and spiritual wilderness

Flanked by Haida Gwaii (a.k.a. Queen Charlotte Islands) to the west, Alberta to the east and Alaska to the north, Northern BC is rugged and wild to the core. Riding is characterized by subalpine forests with machine-built singletrack, modern flow trails and classic freeride and downhill trails that snake through pine, spruce and aspen. Summers are short, but the days are long, allowing riders to revel well into the night. The region is as rich in culture as it is in wildlife, supporting the First Nations for over 10,000 years and preserving their art, culture and history. Learn more

Thompson Okanagan - Sagebrush, ponderosa pine, lakes and trails are bound together by a local love for gourmet food and wine

Rolling mountain terrain meets cool, freshwater lakes in the fertile southern interior of BC, a region renowned for its orchards, vineyards, grasslands and deserts. From world-class bike parks and deep lush forest single-track epics to open high-speed desert ripping, the region has everything to satisfy the most voracious mountain biker’s appetite. Learn more

Vancouver Island - Rugged coastline and ancient rainforest combine with technical mountain singletrack for an enchanting experience through natural terrain

Encompassing Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands on BC’s southwest coast, this region on the edge of the Pacific has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Craggy ocean coastlines and beaches, old-growth rainforests, serrated mountains and powerful rivers create habitats for a multitude of wildlife species. Each coastal town boasts a vibrant mountain biking community with its own distinct riding style and culture. The vibe here is relaxed and the people warm and friendly. Learn more

Vancouver Coast and Mountains - Metropolitan conveniences surrounded by natural beauty and legendary trails, all within reach of a cappuccino

Starting with the technical terrain, hand built wooden features and tight switchbacks of Vancouver’s legendary North Shore, this region extends along the renowned mtb hub of the Sea to Sky Corridor (Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton) and the lower Sunshine Coast. The style of riding ranges from rolly-polly goodness to technical gear jamming and from fast natural downhill to big-air freeride. No matter what type of shred you fancy, the options are ample and the views are endless. Learn more

——- 6 regions; infinite adventure ——-