The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse areas of the country. We offer a number of tours that will help you discover all the things that make the Pacific Northwest great.
From the snowy peaks of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Hood, to the deep and vast Crater Lake National Park, and the green and lush rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula.
Or, take your trip international by coming up to the Western Canadian rocky mountains. Explore beautiful Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, and more! The lakes and mountains will take your breath away.
The Pacific Northwest, sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and (loosely) by the Cascade Mountain Range on the east. Though no agreed boundary exists, the most common conception includes the Canadian province of British Columbia and the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. Broader conceptions reach north into Southeast Alaska and Yukon, south into northern California, and east to the Continental Divide, thus including Idaho, Western Montana and parts of Wyoming. Narrower conceptions may be limited to the northwestern US, or to the coastal areas west of the Cascade and Coast mountains. The variety of definitions can be attributed to partially overlapping commonalities of the region’s history, culture, geography, society, and other factors.
The region’s largest metropolitan areas are Greater Seattle, Washington, with 3.7 million people, Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, with 2.5 million people, and Greater Portland, Oregon, with 2.4 million people.
A key aspect of the Pacific Northwest is the US–Canada international border, which the United States and the United Kingdom established at a time when the region’s inhabitants were composed mostly of indigenous peoples. The border—in two sections, along the 49th parallel south of British Columbia and the Alaska Panhandle west of northern British Columbia—has had a powerful effect on the region. According to Canadian historian Ken Coates, the border has not merely influenced the Pacific Northwest—rather, “the region’s history and character have been determined by the boundary”.