For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present British Columbia. The world's far corners are now well within reach.
British Columbia: The BC High Line
Anxious to protect its silver and gold stores, Canada created a railway through southern British Columbia in the early 1900s to keep certain stake-claiming international neighbors at bay. The resulting 250-mile-long Kettle Valley Railway crosses three mountain ranges and dozens of canyons—and since ceasing operation in 1972 has been gradually converted into a rail trail. This year one of the most scenic portions, Myra Canyon, was completed. Monashee Adventure Tours’ three-day cycling loop will link Myra’s 18 trestle bridges and two tunnels with the former mining towns of Penticton and Summerland.
Photograph Courtesy of Monashee Adventure Tours
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