Blue River, BC (pop. 230) — the quiet, unassuming hamlet midway between Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, AB, at the confluence of the Blue and North Thompson Rivers — you’ll be following in the footsteps of Overlanders and railway barons, and folks just like you who are seeking an easily accessed wilderness adventure. Journey north along the Yellowhead Highway and watch the landscapes begin to change before your eyes — rolling ranch lands give way ever-steeper forested mountains and eventually, to the craggy, slopes of the Cariboo range, home of some of the world’s best heli-skiing and snowmobiling come winter. Featuring tranquil glacier-fed lakes, soaring (and often snow-capped) mountain peaks and glimpses of wildlife roaming their natural habitat. Blue River is the access point to Murtle Lake, the largest canoe-only lake in North America.