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THE WORLD'S BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE VACATION DESTINATION
British Columbia is Canada’s most mountainous province and home to some of the world’s most diverse mountain biking terrain. Downhill, freeride, cross country, epic, all-mountain…it’s all here! Community trail networks, lift-access bike parks, festivals, races, camps and tours are all available and together create the ultimate Mountain Biking BC experience. BC welcomes riders of all levels from around the globe to ride on the terrain we call home.
The following itineraries provide a quick overview of places to ride and great things to see and do based on the trip stories shared on our inspiration page. If you see something you like… gather your friends, pack your bags, load your bikes and hit the road for your own incredible adventure!
If you have a question, please send us a note using the contact form and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.
Ride within your abilities! Mountain biking is a dangerous activity with potential risk of personal injury. It is always recommended that safety be the rider’s primary concern. The remote nature of mountain biking in BC dictates the need to take precautions to ensure a safe experience for all. Tell others where you are going, wear proper safety gear, carry tools and a first aid kit, and avoid riding alone.
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As far as British Columbia’s southeastern corner of the map is concerned, the region formally known as the Kootenays, Cranbrook is a comparatively bustling metropolis. Located less than an hour’s drive from the US border, the city is home to the Canadian Rockies International Airport and topographically, it rests in a sort of high country plateau between the Purcell and Rocky Mountain ranges that will feel familiar to visitors hailing from interior locales like Kamloops or Merritt. If you’re travelling in the Kootenays there’s a high likelihood that you’ll be passing through Cranbrook, and there are a handful of tips that will help you better explore the “mountains of opportunity” the community boasts as their city tagline.read more
Pressed between the Rockies and the Purcell Mountain ranges lies a string of incredible mountain towns that host some of BC’s very best mountain biking. Roughly speaking, the north-south corridor carved by the Southern Rocky Mountain Trench provides everything a mountain biker is looking for.read more
This route retraces many of the routes taken during the Gold Rush era of the mid-19th century. Forestry and tourism have now become the main industries and mountain biking is one of the more popular ways to enjoy the incredible landscapes found here.read more
This itinerary stops in many popular riding destinations in BC’s southern interior. Never-ending mountains with great trails mixed with cool lakes and friendly towns provide a landscape that is about as close as it gets to true mountain bike nirvana.read more