International Selkirk Loop

Discover awesome beauty at every turn of the International Selkirk Loop, a 450 km / 280-mile scenic drive encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains of Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Play on crystal clear rivers and lakes, amid snow-capped peaks and abundant wildlife. Find charming towns filled with fascinating history and things to do. Travel quiet byways with car, bike or motorcycle. Welcome to North America’s only multi-national scenic drive!

Key points of interest:

  • Box Canyon Dam – The Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project was completed in 1956 and today provides its customers with clean and reliable energy. It is located on a narrow portion of the Pend Oreille River and tours begin at the visitor center. In addition the site also provides camping, swimming and an excellent spot for a picnic.
  • Little Pend Oreille Wildlife Refuge – The refuge is the only mountainous, mixed-conifer forest refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge system. Take the auto tour route through the refuge for great viewing opportunities of more than 200 nesting and foraging migratory bird species, 58 mammal species and 14 reptile and amphibian species on over 40,000 acres.