It is important to respect other trail users and support the organizations that maintain the trails where ever you ride.

Tips on how to ride safely and responsibly.

What You Need To Know

Plan Your Visit

Biking in Northern BC
Photo by Dave Silver

British Columbia is Canada’s most mountainous province and is home to some of the world’s most diverse mountain biking terrain. Here you can find planning resources and learn about safe and responsible biking in BC for your next trip.

Responsible and Respectful Biking in BC

  • Respect Wildlife and Nature

    Respect Wildlife and Nature

    In British Columbia, interactions with wildlife are common. Respecting wildlife and knowing what to do during an encounter keeps yourself, communities, and wildlife safe. See WildSafeBC for best practices and information on wildlife encounters and familiarize yourself with tips on how to avoid the spread of invasive species in BC. During wildfire season be sure to make yourself aware of any campfire bans and restrictions. See BC Wildfire Service for the latest updates on BC's wildfire situation.

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  • Support the Trails

    Support the Trails

    The trails we ride and recreate on in BC are developed and maintained by community members, dedicated volunteers, and passionate bikers. It takes thousands of hours and incredible effort to keep trails open and safe for all bikers. When visiting or riding in a BC community, consider donating to the local trail club—through Trail Karma or directly to the club—and support those who work tirelessly to maintain the trails.

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  • Acknowledge Traditional Territories

    Acknowledge Traditional Territories

    British Columbia encompasses the ancestral lands of 203 First Nation communities, spanning across 36 traditional territories. Ninety-five percent of the province remains unceded traditional First Nations territory, embodying a profound connection to these lands that stretches back since time immemorial. As you traverse the diverse landscapes of British Columbia, while biking, a conscientious awareness of these traditional territories becomes paramount. These territories are the sacred spaces nurtured by an intricate tapestry of culture and tradition. Many regions harbor culturally significant sites or serve as vital grounds for the gathering of food and traditional medicines. Please ride only on designated trails, ensuring the preservation of both the natural environment and the cultural heritage that graces these majestic landscapes.

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  • Be Prepared and Ride Safe

    Be Prepared and Ride Safe

    Mountain biking has inherent risks that can cause 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. Always 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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Planning Your Trip

Getting to, or travelling around British Columbia is easy. International and community airports, highways and roadways, BC Ferries, and VIA Rail can get you to biking destinations scattered around the province. With many biking destinations located close to the US/Canada border, a road trip from many US States is only hours away.