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THERE’S SO MUCH TO HIKE · THERE’S SO MUCH TO SEE · THERE’S SO MUCH TO SHOP · THERE’S SO MUCH TO EXPLORE ·
SMITHERS
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OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE
www.TourismSmithers.com
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F U L L SE RV IC E HOT E L
discover the difference
ZOER’S MODER N GR ILL & LOUNGE · F IR ESIDE PUB
Relax and enjoy Smithers with the hospitality of the Hudson Bay Lodge.
Take in the spectacular view of Hudson Bay Mountain from one of our
spacious rooms or relish the comfort of one of our King suites, each
with its own electric Åreplace.
Zoer’s Modern Grill & Lounge is the perfect place for a family meal or
a business lunch.
Care to try a more casual atmosphere with friends or colleagues? You’ll
love the Fireside Pub, where you can watch the sporting events while
enjoying one of our many drink specials.
M E E T I N G & B A N QU E T FAC I L I T I E S · L OD GE L IQUOR S T OR E
A I R P ORT S H U T T L E · B U S I N E S S & F I T N E S S FAC I L I T I E S
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CONTENTS
there’s so much to smithers!
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PARADISE FOUND
4
THE POWER OF A PLACE
6
FILL YOUR SOUL, AND YOUR CUP
8
WINTER MAGIC
10
GONE FISHIN’
12
THRILLS ON TWO WHEELS
13
SMITHERS MAP
14
TELKWA HIGH ROAD CIRCLE TOUR
15
1, 2, 3, FORE!
16
TELKWA MAP
18
THE VILLAGE OF TELKWA
21
MORICETOWN
22
THINGS TO DO
24
VISITOR AMENITIES
COVER PHOTO
High above Silver King Basin
in the Babine Mountains
Provincial Park, a hiker
stops to take in the vista.
Numerous trails (many
start only 30 minutes from
Smithers) provide access
into Silver King Basin and
other spectacular areas of
the park. For overnight stays,
many hikers take advantage
of the Joe L’Orsa cabin.
The Smithers & Area Visitor Guide is a publication of the Smithers Tourism Advisory Committee
Design & print production: Bulkley Valley Printers (Smithers)
This document is available electronically (PDF) from www.TourismSmithers.com
Contents © 2011 Town of Smithers. All information was accurate at time of printing.
PRINTED IN CANADA
Photo by Ryan Jensen
Inset photo: Smithers Main Street
VISITOR INFORMATION
There’s no better place to start your planning or your visit than the Smithers
Visitor Centre. This resource centre can assist visitors with:
• local, regional and provincial visitor information
• trip planning
• accommodations and restaurants
• BC Ferries reservations
• hunting, fishing and guiding information
• maps (road maps, backcountry maps, forest service maps)
• souvenirs (clothing, postcards, pins, stamps, First Nations art)
• wireless internet
Smithers
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& Telkwa
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Prince
Rupert
Prince
George
GREAT NORTHERN
Jasper (AB)
Port Hardy
Vancouver
FOLLOW THE HIGHWAY SIGNAGE TO
1411 COURT STREET, SMITHERS (SEE MAP PAGE 16)
Circle Routes
1.800.542.6673
LOCAL 250.847.5072
Our area is featured on two provincial ‘circle routes’—
Heritage Discovery and Great Northern. For printable route
maps and details, visit:
www.th.gov.bc.ca/Circle_Routes/circle_routes_home.htm
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Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
HERITAGE DISCOVERY
Victoria
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PARADISE FOUND
THE ANNUAL FALL FAIR
THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE BULKLEY RIVER
TOM GRASMEYER
MAINCURRENT RAFTING
FILL UP YOUR SPIRIT. WEAR OUT YOUR CAMERA.
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WILDFLOWERS ON THE TRAIL TO CRATER LAKE
SMITHERS MAIN STREET
TOM GRASMEYER
TOM GRASMEYER
Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
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frame your memories in our mountains
SMITHERS IS KNOWN FOR ITS EMERALD RIVERS,
EXPANSIVE PARKS, BLUE LAKES, ANCIENT GLACIERS,
CHARMING MAIN STREET AND PULSING ART SCENE.
THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO
Going up, going down—Mountains give you only two
directions of travel. Thanks to this, we’ve become something
of a haven for bikers, skiers, snowboarders, hikers, climbers,
mountaineers, and all kinds of other up-and-down sports.
Pedal power—If mountain biking is your thrill of
choice, you’ll love the extensive trail network that is so
near to Smithers. Check out the Smithers Mountainbike
Association’s website (www.smithersmountainbike.ca) and
see page 12 in this publication. If you’re looking for a more
subdued family ride, try the Smithers Perimeter trail. It’s an
easy ride or walk that takes you right around Smithers in a
13-kilometre loop trail—do part or all of it.
Paddle power—From whitewater to flatwater, Smithers
abounds with opportunities to whet your paddle passion.
World-class paddling and rafting rivers surround us. Backcountry canoe trips through lake and river chains are ready
for your discovery.
Hook and sinker—Around here, where there is water
there are fish. The fishing here is legendary. It’s not without
reason that we’re the fishing destination of choice for people
from around the world. The Bulkley, Suskwa, Morice,
Babine and Kispiox rivers offer nearly year-round fishing
opportunities and nearby lakes rarely disappoint even the
most casual fishers. See page 10.
Play it where it lands—You have two choices for golf in
Smithers: a championship course and a par-3. Both offer RV
parking, clubhouses and golfing opportunities that you may
decide ought to be repeated and enjoyed over a few days.
See page 17.
fair and other community events make Smithers a yearround cultural destination (see page 6). Annual carnivals,
exhibitions, concerts, tournaments and festivals mark out
the seasons in Smithers (see page 22).
A thousand words around every corner—You’ll be taking
a lot of pictures here. That’s only natural, since the beauty
of the place might leave you speechless. We’re surrounded
by mountain ranges, lush and diverse forest ecosystems, and
vistas around every bend.
Life’s a beach—Families love our lakes and beaches.
Tyhee Lake Provincial Park, near Telkwa, has a large sandy
beach with a swimming area, playground, boat launch and
boaters’ beach. With firepits, walking trails, tables and hot
showers, it’s a great place to camp and enjoy waterskiing,
wakeboarding, sailing, fishing and other activities. Lake
Kathlyn, just outside of Smithers, is a favourite for canoeing,
sailing, swimming and playing.
We’re not alone—We share this natural environment with
important neighbours. If you look in the right places, you’ll
have a chance of seeing black and grizzly bears, moose,
deer, elk, beavers, mountain goats, marmots, and birds
too numerous to list. Hunters love the vast and productive
environment around Smithers.
THERE’S SO MUCH TO PLAN
Do you need help in planning your visit? Have a look
through this publication and visit www.tourismsmithers.com
or call our Visitor Centre at 1.800.542.6673. When you come
to Smithers, you’ll be in for something special.
THERE’S SO MUCH TO SEE
Artistic licence—We’re a creative place. Coffeehouses, art
galleries, music festivals, performing arts, the annual fall
NORTHERN
books
IN THE LAND OF THE RED GOAT
From an Ontario private school to the
headwaters of the Stikine River, Bob
Henderson recounts his conversion from
privilege to pack saddles in BC’s rugged
Spatsizi country. Discover the beauty of
the backcountry and the people who have
made it their home.
Spatsizi Wilderness Vacations
Smithers is
your gateway...
· Fly-in cabin rentals
· Guided wilderness
tours in Spatsizi
Park
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THE POWER
J. MASON ADAMS DRUGSTORE (CORNER OF 2ND AVE AND MAIN ST). TODAY
THE BUILDING IS HOME TO A MEDICAL CLINIC AND PHARMACY.
PHOTO: KILLAM, PROVIDED BY BULKLEY VALLEY MUSEUM
PIONEERS, RAILWAYS, ANCIENT SALMON, A LOST AMERICAN NUCLEAR
WARHEAD…SMITHERS HAS A LOT OF STORIES TO TELL.
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MAIN STREET (LEFT) AND THE GTPR ROUNDHOUSE
OLD MINING EQUIPMENT IN THE BABINE MOUNTAINS,
TESTIMONY TO THE AREA’S MINING HISTORY
PROVIDED BY BULKLEY VALLEY MUSEUM
RYAN JENSEN
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OF
A
PLACE
you’ll love this place for the stories it tells
HUMAN
HISTORY
IN
THE
BULKLEY
VALLEY
BEGINS WITH THE WET’SUWET’EN PEOPLE, WHO
HAVE CALLED THIS PLACE HOME SINCE TIME
IMMEMORIAL.
The Wet’suwet’en, members of the Carrier language
group, lived on and administered land throughout the
Bulkley Valley and vast areas beyond it. The most important
Wet’suwet’en settlement was, and continues to be, Kyah
Wiget (Moricetown). See page 21 for more information on
the Wet’suwet’en.
In 1913, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR)
established a roundhouse and maintenance yard in what
was then established as Smithers. Smithers was to be a
divisional point on the GTPR’s line between Prince George
and the line’s terminus in Prince Rupert. Smithers quickly
became an economic hub for the region, with industries
such as forestry, agriculture and mining feeding this growth.
Since the beginning of Smithers, the mining industry
has flourished here. Historic mine shafts and old discarded
equipment from the early days of mining’s history in
Smithers continue to dot the mountainsides. Perhaps
nowhere is this more evident than in the Babine mountain
range just east of Smithers. Colourful personalities such as
Peavine Harvey (after whom Harvey Mountain is named)
NORTHERN
create an impressive and colourful human backdrop to the
development of Smithers. Peavine Harvey pioneered in
the “Driftwood Canyon” area, today a provincial park and
the site of one of British Columbia’s most important fossil
beds. In fact, Driftwood Canyon is the site of the earliest
known salmonid fossil, Eosalmo driftwoodensis. Driftwood
Creek, which runs through the provincial park, continues
to demarcate two Wet’suwet’en house territories. Visit
Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park to find out more about the
history witnessed by these mountains.
Smithers is home to the Bulkley Valley Museum, situated
in the former government building (built 1925) at the
corner of Main Street and Highway 16. The museum
houses displays featuring the cultural and technological
development of the Bulkley Valley. An important part of the
permanent exhibition is the Aviation Exhibit, including the
story of the crash of a US Air Force B-36 bomber in nearby
mountains in 1950. The bomber became the world’s firstever “broken arrow,” the code name used by the US armed
forces for an atomic weapons delivery system (plane or
submarine) which has crashed. The museum also hosts
the “Smithers Culture Crawl”—a walking tour of museum
exhibits located throughout town that allow visitors to
explore the immigration of Swiss and Dutch settlers in the
1930s. Visit www.bvmuseum.com for more information.
books
SMITHERS—A RAILROAD TOWN
A dashing story of the big dreams and
bold plans of the men and women who
brought the railroad to the Bulkley Valley
and went on to build the town of Smithers.
A story of northern pioneer spirit. Written
by Harry Kruisselbrink.
PLANTS OF NORTHERN
BRITISH COLUMBIA
THE STORY OF THE TRAGIC 1950 CRASH OF THE B-36B, AMERICA’S
FIRST ‘BROKEN ARROW’, IS TOLD AT THE BV MUSEUM.
Whether you’re on the trail or just
examining the flora at a rest stop
anywhere east of Hazelton, Plants of
Northern BC (MacKinnon, Pojar, Coupe)
is an essential field guide.
The Bulkleyy V
Valley
alley M
Museum
u s eu
THE RAILROADER’S WIFE
The history of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railroad comes to life with this collection
of historic letters woven throughout
Jane Stevenson’s narration. The book is
beautifully designed and full of archival
photographs.
www.TourismSmithers.com
Where Yesterday Meets Tomorrow
Main St. & Hwy 16, Smithers Tel. 250-847-5322
Email: [email protected] · Web: www.bvmuseum.com
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SOUL,
AND
trendy coffee shops · sophisticated
EXPLORE THE VISUAL ARTS IN SMITHERS’ NUMEROUS GALLERIES.
THE CENTRAL PARK BUILDING HOUSES THE ART GALLERY AND
MUSEUM. FRANK EBERMANN INSTALLATION ON THE FRONT LAWN.
TOURISM SMITHERS
JF BERGERON / ENVIRO FOTO
PAINTERS, SCULPTORS, DANCERS, WRITERS, MUSICIANS, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS
HAVE FOUND THEY CAN BOTH CREATE AND FIND AN AUDIENCE IN THIS COMMUNITY.
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ONE OF SMITHERS’ MANY WONDERFUL CAFÉS
SMITHERS IS HOME TO MANY AWARDWINNING AND INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
MUSICIANS, INCLUDING ALEX CUBA.
INCITE MEDIA
CARAS
Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
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YOUR
CUP
art galleries · juno award winning musicians
BEGIN YOUR
JOURNEY THROUGH THE WORLD
NORTHERN
OF SMITHERS ARTISTS AT THE SMITHERS ART
THE WEATHER FROM THE WEST
GALLERY.
Shows change monthly, featuring both local and regional
works. From the gallery in the historic Central Park Building,
you can begin your art walk to the private galleries, and
through many downtown shops and restaurants that display
local art. The departures room at the Smithers Regional
Airport also displays local photographs and paintings.
The annual Midsummer Music Festival is the key event of
the Bulkley Valley music scene. This three-day celebration
of song is the longest-running music festival in northern
BC, and features acts from the region and from across
Canada. Smithers loves its musical stars, including homegrown Mark Perry and Jenny Lester, and those who have
made Smithers home, including two-time Juno Award
winner and Latin Grammy recipient Alex Cuba. Any time
of the year, music dominates the local culture scene, with
coffeehouses, concerts and summer street performances.
February is Jazz Month in Smithers, with a jazz retreat
and many performances. The Valley Youth Fiddlers make
their hometown proud, performing year-round both in
local venues and out of town, including the Vancouver Folk
Festival. Local music recordings, and they are plentiful,
can be found in downtown bookstores. For information on
upcoming concerts, ask at the Visitor Centre or Mountain
Eagle Books just off Main Street.
The Bulkley Valley has provided inspiration for the written
word and a book is a great souvenir of your visit. A local
guide book will help you find walking or biking trails and
identify the plants you see along the way. Learn about valley
history, including that of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation,
the indigenous people of this area. There are also books of
poetry and fiction, as well as children’s books.
While the natural landscape—the mountains, glaciers,
rivers and lakes—dominates Smithers when one spends a
bit of time in the community, the heart of the artist emerges,
enriching and adding vibrancy. We invite you to stop awhile,
view the canvas, listen to the music and feel the spirit of this
unique mountain town.
COFFEE SHOPS & ART VENUES
Here are a few places you can go to enjoy
some visual arts in Smithers. Some of these
are cafés. Grab a cup and gaze away.
JAVA’S COFFEE HOUSE
3735 Alfred Avenue
LOUISE’S KITCHEN
1293 Main Street
SMITHERS ART GALLERY
Corner of Hwy 16 & Main
www.TourismSmithers.com
THE WOODEN MALLARD
1132 Main Street
NIELSEN GALLERY
1055 Hudson Bay Mtn Rd
RED DOOR GALLERY
4063 4th Avenue
books
A collaboration between poet Sheila
Peters and visual artist Perry Rath
that explores the physical and spiritual
landscape of the Bulkley Valley in vivid
images and reflective meditations.
Published by Creekstone Press.
Smithers Public Library
Public
computers
Wi-Fi
Internet
Local
Information
Friendly
Service
250-847-3043 · 3817 Alfred Avenue
smithers.bclibrary.ca
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SMITHERS PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Smithers Public Library is a great place to stop
into after strolling down Main Street. Relax with the
newspaper or a wide selection of magazines. Learn more
about the Bulkley Valley by perusing our local history
collection. Check your email, local weather reports or
what’s happening on the road up ahead with ½-hour free
Internet access.
Are you a BC resident? Sign up for a BC OneCard and
check out books to read on the road.
Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12 – 5 pm
Tuesday & Thursday
12 – 9 pm
Saturday
10:30 am – 5 pm
Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
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WINTER MAGIC
smithers gives
HUDSON BAY MOUNTAIN SKI AREA
BACKCOUNTRY TOURING IN THE HOWSON RANGE
PETER KUCHAR
PARADISE HAS FOUR SEASONS.
BACKCOUNTRY TOURING IN THE HOWSON RANGE
BEAR MOUNTAINEERING
BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES
Beyond the ski area limits, there is a wide world of steeps,
glades and glaciers. The Bulkley Valley’s wild mountain
playground is for those many skiers and boarders who
leave the lifts behind and venture into the ranges beyond
the boundaries. Make sure you check and understand the
Canadian Avalanche Centre’s current bulletin before setting
out, or go with one of the valley’s ACMG certified guides.
Backcountry skiing in the Bulkley Valley is plentiful and
dispersed throughout the valley. Start by driving west to
the Kitseguecla Valley and turn up to the Hankin-Evelyn
system of gladed runs and alpine skiing. There are numerous
tree runs as well as access to alpine. The Prairie, Crater
Lake and the winter summit of Hudson Bay Mountain
are easy trips from the ski hill. The terrain is great but
the snow is often wind-affected. In very stable avalanche
conditions, the Kathlyn Face of Hudson Bay Mountain
offers a 2,300-vertical-metre trip (yes that’s over 7,000 feet)
for strong, experienced skiers. In the Babine Mountains,
there are numerous shorter, but interesting and demanding,
ski trips: Mount Cronin, Mount Hyland, the Galleon and
the Reiseter Glaciers. All are accessible from the beautiful
Joe L’Orsa Cabin. Finally, for skiing amid large glaciers
and rugged peaks, check out the Burnie Glacier Chalet in
the wild Howson Range, now protected as a park. Very
deep snowpacks and air-only access make this a skiing
destination on par with more famous (still!) places in the
Selkirks. Make sure you read John Baldwin’s wonderful new
guidebook, Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis.
BEAR MOUNTAINEERING
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new youth to old man winter
IN THE WINTER IN SMITHERS, YOUR ONLY DILEMMA
IS WHAT TO DO FIRST!
You could go skiing at Hudson Bay Mountain Resort. Just
20 minutes from downtown, don your skis or snowboard to
enjoy 300 acres of varied terrain. Four lifts offer access to 36
runs—including the very popular “Trail to Town”. Be sure to
take a break in the Panorama Lodge for a hot drink or a great
meal. The Prairie, just beyond the ski area boundaries, was
the setting for the Disney Film “Eight Below”. The ski area
is open from the end of November through mid-April with
great snow conditions. Snow in the Bulkley Valley is dry and
powder is plentiful. Visiti www.hudsonbaymountain.com.
If cross-country skiing is more to your preference, the BV
Nordic Centre offers a first-class experience, just 10 minutes
from downtown. There are 45 kilometres of well-groomed
classic and skate track, a 4.5-km dog-friendly ski loop, and
about 5 kilometres of lit track. The Nordic centre is open
November to April (and sometimes longer). The centre hosts
a variety of events and races all season long. For information
visit www.bvnordic.ca.
Snowshoeing is a great way to silently wander over the
winter trails. Snowshoes are available for rent in local sport
shops and you can explore as much or as little as you wish.
Ice skating and pond hockey are also valley favourites. There
is an outdoor rink just behind the Visitor Centre in Smithers,
and in Telkwa you will find the Riverside Rink.
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If it is the thrill of horsepower that calls to you—there
are many snowmobile areas in the Bulkley Valley for
you to explore. The Smithers Snowmobile Association
has mountain cabins, miles and miles of groomed track,
and a trail map to help you get around. The staff at the
snowmobile shops can answer your questions and give you
directions to the Onion, Dome or Microwave and you’ll be
off for a great sledding adventure!
Take in ice action when you visit Smithers: skating,
curling or, of course—Canada’s game—hockey. The Smithers
Steelheads are our Central Interior Hockey League team.
Visit www.smithersteelheads.com for the game schedule.
books
TREES AND SHRUBS IN WINTER
Trees and Shrubs in Winter
An Identification Guide for Northern British Columbia
Rosamund Pojar • Evi Coulson
Winter brings a sparse but beautiful cloak
to the flora of northern BC. With this field
guide, the most recent release from local
publisher Creekstone Press, you’ll learn to
identify trees and shrubs by their winter
characteristics.
SNOWMOBILING IN THE SINCLAIR RANGE
ERIC WESSEL
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GONE FISHIN’
ply rivers, lakes, and streams
THE PROMISE OF ANOTHER PERFECT DAY:
TROUT FISHING AT KITSEGUKLA LAKE
KEITH DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY
WORLD-CLASS RIVERS FLOW HERE, EACH PREGNANT WITH PROMISE OF NEW LEGENDS
FISH WITH THE LOCALS
Flies created locally by Don Lambie (Telkwa)
Skeena Dancer
Telkwa Sunset
Telkwa Sunrise
MINING FOR SILVER, FISHING FOR STEELHEAD
Skeena Shrimp
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for the fight of a lifetime
WHEN THE ICE MELTS FROM LAKES AND STREAMS,
IT’S TIME TO GO FISHING.
The early river season begins in the Bulkley Valley with
the spring salmon run (June through August). There is a
sockeye fishery on the Babine River in August. The pink
salmon tend to show up in the middle of August and run
through mid-September. Coho salmon fishing happens in the
month of September.
Late summer and fall are really exciting as the prized
steelhead is making its way upriver. When steelhead return
to the river each year, anglers from distant places begin their
annual migration, too. The steelhead, like other salmon,
seek out the waters of their birth in order to start the life
cycle anew. So, too, the angler is drawn—the desire to catch
a steelhead is too strong to resist.
In the morning mist, the angler wades, a fly is cast, there
is a rise and the line goes tight. Then the battle of will and
strength ensues. When the fish and fisher finally meet,
there
t, ther
re
is a magical touch and then a parting as the steelhead
d is
returned to the river to complete its journey. Someonee hass
remarked that fly fishing is like religion. Well, if that’ss so,,
the house of prayer is the river in autumn. The namess
of our rivers are known around the world—Bulkley,
Morice, Kispiox, Babine, Sustut, and Skeena. This is
steelhead paradise, and so when autumn arrives the
anglers return.
The steelhead is an anadromous fish. That means
it is born in fresh water, makes its way to the ocean
and eventually, some years later, returns to its home
water to spawn. What makes steelhead different from other
ocean-run fish is its ability to spawn more than once. Some
call the steelhead a salmon, some say it’s an ocean-run
trout. But beyond debate is its beauty and strength, truly one
of nature’s miracles.
The steelhead of the Skeena River system are among
the largest in the world. The Kispiox and Babine rivers in
particular are known for large fish. Anglers from afar ply
the waters of the Skeena system—with dreams of catching
a very large steelhead, and often-times those dreams are
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realized. Steelhead between 20 and 30 pounds are known to
swim up the waters of the Babine.
Of the five species of Pacific salmon, four swim in our
waters. They are chinook (also known as spring or king),
coho (silver), sockeye and pink (humpies). Check the BC
Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis for information on
when you can fish for salmon and other species.
Lakes and smaller streams abound in the Smithers
area and contribute to the fishing experience of our area.
Where river fishing requires a certain amount of daring,
experience and skill, lake and small-stream fishing can
be more leisurely—perhaps more attractive for family or
youth fishing. However, the rewards can be just as exciting.
Of particular note is Rainbow Alley, the stretch of water
between Babine Lake and Nilkitkwa Lake. Here you can fish
for some of the largest rainbow trout found anywhere in the
world!
Trolling or casting from a small boat or canoe is common
in the smaller lakes. Popular trolls are wedding
bands, triple teasers and small spinners. A wet fly
on
o a fly line is also an effective troll. Basic trolling or
casting
equipment on smaller lakes includes a 5’ to 7’
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rod,
ro up to 12-lb. test line and a light spinning reel. All
rivers
and streams in this area are restricted to single
riv
barbless
hooks. Depending on the time of year and the
bar
‘fly hatch’, belly-boating with wet or dry flies can be
very productive.
Smithers
and area lakes area abound with cutthroat,
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rainbow
trout, lake trout (char) and brook trout. Bull
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streams and rivers. Catch/release and gear regulations are
more relaxed in lakes, but still apply in creeks and small
streams. A thorough read of the BC Freshwater Fishing
Regulations Synopsis is recommended to determine openings
and closures for species, tackle and bait restrictions.
The “regs” are available at visitor centres, fishing shops
throughout BC and online at www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish.
Fishing and tackle shops are also great places to find out
where the fish are biting and what they are biting on.
To complement your lake, creek and smaller-river fishing,
camping is abundant in BC’s world-renowned provincial
parks. In the Smithers area, popular provincial parks situated
beside fishing lakes include Tyhee Lake, Ross Lake and
Seeley Lake. These scenic parks are situated adjacent to the
Yellowhead Highway (Route 16). For those wishing a more
remote experience, BC Recreation Sites are located near
many backcountry lakes and streams. Maps of recreation
sites and trails can be purchased at BC Visitor Centres and
current information is available at www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca.
Riverside Municipal Campsite and the many private
campsites in the Bulkley Valley welcome you home after a
day out fishing and can help with information on where to
find the next fishing hole.
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THRILLS ON TWO WHEELS
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Bring your bike to Smithers and head to the hills! Trails
range from easy (the Perimeter Trail that surrounds
Smithers) to technical (such as Piper Down and Piper Cross
on Hudson Bay Mountain), to a combination (like Cronin
Pass in the Babine Mountains Provincial Park).
The Bluff Trail Network has several access points,
including one downtown. This will take you into the
Boardwalk Trails, aptly named with hundreds of metres of
boardwalks.
The Upper Hudson Bay Mountain Trails, Ptarmigan Trails
and the Smithers Community Forest Trails all offer miles and
miles of biking entertainment.
Across the valley, Babine Mountains Provincial Park has
trails in simply spectacular settings. Silver King Basin is
home to the Joe L’Orsa Cabin where you can
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enjoy a short break or stay overnight. For the
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adventurous, ride the Cronin Pass and enjoy
the views from the top of the world. The
Cronin Trail traverses the park past remnants
of old mines, over Hyland Pass, and down
through Silver King Basin to Driftwood. It
requires some effort, but it is worth it!
Malkow Lookout is a local favourite for
hiking, biking and horseback riding, so
please be aware of other trail users. This trail
is for novice to intermediate riders.
For further information on mountain
biking in and around Smithers, drop into any of the bike
shops in town, or visit www.smithersmountainbike.ca.
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you want golf clubs, fishing rods, skateboards or
wakeboards, hiking boots and technical clothing or
camping gear—you will find it here.
Rejuvenate yourself at a sidewalk café with a
cappuccino and a handmade pastry. Then stroll under the
international flags on Main Street and browse the many locally
owned shops. You will find great service and quality in clothing,
bookstores featuring local authors and local music, games and
toys, local art and pottery. If you need a treat, look for homemade
fudge or pick up some “made in Smithers” smoked sausage,
pepperoni or jerky for your picnic.
If you are in Smithers on Saturday between May and October,
don’t miss the Farmers’ Market at the intersection of Highway 16
and Main Street.
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Hospital
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Fishing
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Wildlife Viewing
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Spend some time learning about the human and ancient
natural history of the Bulkley Valley. Entrance is by
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Enjoy the sandy beach, wildlife viewing platform and
many amenities of the park, including playground, firepits,
covered picnic facilities and more.
D DRIFTWOOD CANYON PROVINCIAL PARK
A world-renowned fossil bed and the site of the world’s
earliest known salmonid fossil. Wheelchair accessible trail
with interpretive signage, picnic sites and firepits.
E BABINE MOUNTAINS PROVINCIAL PARK
Access the alpine or stay in the valley—trails abound in
this incredible park.
F MOUNTAINVIEW TRAIL RIDING
Salmon are an important part of northern BC’s heritage,
lifestyle and economy. Learn about the fish at this
pictureque stop.
I ADAM’S IGLOO WILDLIFE MUSEUM
summer road only
Discover northern BC’s wildlife—up close and personal
—in one of Smithers’ most unique buildings.
J TWIN FALLS AND KATHLYN GLACIER
The Kathlyn Glacier feeds two prominent falls in this J
mountain gorge. Take a short walk (15 minutes) to the
viewing platform on a moderately easy trail (some uphill
grade).
K GRIZZLY BEAR AT THE SMITHERS AIRPORT
Book a scenic trail ride for an hour or a day. Groups are
welcome. Call ahead: 250-847-5101.
G MORICETOWN
Stop in at the airport and see the grizzly bear on display
inside the terminal.
L HUDSON BAY MOUNTAIN SKI AREA
The site of the oldest Wet’suwet’en settlement in the
Bulkley Valley. In August and early September, watch
the traditional harvest of salmon in the canyon. Visit the
Cultural Interpretive Centre above the canyon.
Winter or summer, recreation opportunities abound here.
Crater Lake trail starts from the Prairie T-bar. Excellent
views of Smithers and the valley from various parts of the
mountain.
TOBOGGAN CREEK FISH HATCHERY
14 kilometres (9 miles) west of Smithers
Just off Highway 16 is the Toboggan Creek Fish Hatchery, a rearing ground for salmon
and a tranquil oasis for people.
Toboggan Creek originates in the glaciers on Hudson Bay Mountain just behind the
hatchery. That clear, cold water is temporarily diverted to the hatchery, where coho and
chinook salmon are raised before being released into valley streams.
Visitors are welcome at the hatchery, to learn about the fish and to enjoy the peaceful
setting. You can enjoy a tour of the facility, or you can picnic on the well-maintained
grounds, take a walk along the creek trail, or bring friends and family and set up your
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TRAILS TO TIMBERLINE, 3RD ED.
From valley floor to mountain top,
Trails to Timberline is an indispensable
companion for those wishing to explore
the more hidden parts of the Bulkley
Valley on foot. Well supplied with maps
and GPS waypoints, this book is a “must
have” for any local hiker.
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
You have a good chance of seeing wildlife on any of our roads, but your
chances are especially good on the Telkwa High Road. Watch for moose, bear
(grizzly and black), deer, beaver, foxes, and migratory and resident birds.
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Tyhee Lake Provincial Park features sandy
beaches, boat launch, swimming area,
picnic tables, fire pits, a playground and
so much more.
PICNIC AT EDDY PARK
One of Telkwa’s most picturesque
locations, Eddy Park is a great place for
picnic lunches.
DISCOVER HISTORY ON FOOT
Aldermere (near present-day Telkwa)
was the earliest European settlement in
the Bulkley Valley. Pick up a walking
tour brochure from the Village of Telkwa
office.
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Telkwa resident Hans Saefkow illustrated
this lovely picture book, which follows
the true story of Charlie and his amazing
pigeon, and the hope they brought to his
working-class world. Gorgeous pencil and
crayon illustrations capture both the era and
the sense of flight.
FOR MORE INFO
Visit or call the Smithers
Visitor Centre. See page 1
for contact information.
Also see pages 22 and 23 for
events and attractions.
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The Bulkley Valley is a haven for anglers,
but you don’t have to be a pro to have
success. Get your BC Fishing Licence and
then drop your hook into a river, stream
or lake (summer or winter) to make some
fine, finned memories. See pages 10 and
11 for more information on fishing.
PADDLE YOUR BOAT
Drop a canoe onto a tranquil mountain
lake or raging whitewater river. We have
it all.
DRIVE IN CIRCLES
Pick up a map from the Smithers Visitor
Centre and drive a circle tour of the area.
HIKE TO SILVER KING BASIN
Silver King Basin is an easily accessible
mountain basin in the heart of Babine
Provincial Park with year-round access
and a BC Parks cabin ($5/night).
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Access the alpine from Hudson Bay
Mountain ski area. An easy 1.5 to 2 hour
walk to Crater Lake.
WALK THE PERIMETER TRAIL
Smithers is ringed by an all-season
trail suitable for walks, jogs and nonmotorized bikes. See the Smithers map.
VISIT TWIN FALLS
Gushing from Kathlyn Glacier hundreds
of feet above, Twin Falls is a Smithers
landmark. An easy 15-minute walk from
the parking lot brings you to the viewing
platform. Bring your camera!
CULTURE CRAWL
Pick up a “Culture Crawl” brochure from
the Bulkley Valley Museum and discover
Smithers’ living past.
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Joseph Coyle was the editor of the Bulkley Valley’s first
newspaper, The Interior News (which is still alive and
well in Smithers), and the inventor of the egg carton.
In 1911, Mr. Coyle developed a paper egg carton in
order to settle a dispute between a hotel owner and his
egg supplier, a local farmer. Properly packaged, the eggs
were safe from farm to market. Mr. Coyle’s invention
didn’t take long to arrive on the market, and soon paper
egg cartons were being manufactured throughout North
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THE VILLAGE OF
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EDDY PARK OFFERS VISITORS SCENIC VISTAS, EASILY
ACCESSIBLE FISHING, AND A CHANCE TO RELAX.
WITH TWO RIVERS, A LAKE, TRAILS AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS…YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE TIME FOR TELKWA
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NESTLED ON THE BANKS OF THE WORLD-RENOWNED
BULKLEY AND TELKWA RIVERS, THE PICTURESQUE,
HISTORIC VILLAGE OF TELKWA BORDERS TYHEE
LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK.
Surrounded by snow-capped mountain ranges and a
myriad of lakes and streams, Telkwa’s spectacular natural
setting offers extensive outdoor adventure and recreational
opportunities. Whether you love to hike into an alpine lake,
raft through whitewater rapids, ski down fresh powder
slopes or battle the will of large steelhead, Telkwa has
year-round wilderness adventures. Local sightseeing and
adventure tour operators offer world-class hunting and sport
fishing, hiking, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, bird watching
and wilderness photography explorations. The adventures
continue in the winter with phenomenal ice climbing, crosscountry, backcountry and downhill skiing, snowmobiling
and snowshoeing.
It was in 1906 when the valley’s first European settlers
put down stakes at a place that First Nations people referred
to as “Where the Rivers Meet”. The first townsite in the
area, Aldermere, was established on the bluff above the
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of the Gold Rush. As the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway began
constructing the western section of its railway in 1907, many
businesses and settlers began to move down the hill to the
present site of Telkwa to be closer to the anticipated railway
and an easier water supply. Today, over 100 years later, the
community of Telkwa continues to be called home by nearly
1,500 residents. An extensive walking trail system winds
through the original townsite of Aldermere and embraces
Telkwa’s parks and historical buildings, including the
restored 1910 St. Stephen’s Anglican Church and the Pioneer
Museum. Many of Telkwa’s historical buildings, including
the library, remain as testaments to the past and can be seen
with a self-guided walking tour.
Telkwa is just 12 kilometres from Smithers. Whether you
prefer to stay at the provincial campsite with kid-friendly
beaches, a local private campsite, B&Bs or lodge in the area,
or just to visit for the day, enjoy our beautiful riverfront
walks and numerous trails, watch local fishermen try
their luck on the river, see the adventurous float down the
river, and watch for wildlife. To discover a piece of British
Columbia’s history, stop at the Telkwa Museum (1621
Highway 16) or the village office at 1704 Riverside Street and
pick up a walking tour brochure.
Where Rivers Meet
and Friends Gather
Make Telkwa your destination this summer! With two beautiful rivers, an
incredible provincial park, a gorgeous lake, and almost boundless
opportunities for outdoor recreation, you won’t forget Telkwa. Enjoy
world-class salmon and steelhead fishing, take in the beauty of our walking
trails, and discover what makes Telkwa so unique.
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Two Convenient Locations in Smithers
3752 – 4th Ave. (in mall)
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1211 Main Street
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River Rafting Packages
www.StayAndPlaySmithers.com
Relax with friends and family on a Sunset Cruise, or feel the adrenaline rush
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Call to stay and save 10% if you book a rafting trip
and a room with these participating accommodations:
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1-800-663-5040
www.hudsonbaylodge.com
River Rafting Reservations
Toll free 1-877-909-7238
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RIVER RAFTING & ECO ADVENTURES
[email protected]
www.maincurrent.com
Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
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MORICETOWN
wet’suwet’en community
VIEW TRADITIONAL FISHING METHODS FROM HIGH
ABOVE THE AWE-INSPIRING CANYON AT MORICETOWN
TOURISM SMITHERS
A HISTORIC SETTLEMENT FOR THE WET’SUWET’EN
PEOPLE, MORICETOWN WAS AT ONE TIME THE
LARGEST VILLAGE
IN THE
BULKLEY VALLEY.
IT REMAINS AS ONE OF THE VALLEY’S OLDEST
SURVIVING SETTLEMENTS AND CONTINUES TO BE
REFERRED TO BY ITS TRADITIONAL NAME, “KYAH
WIGET”.
Moricetown’s most central feature is the world-renowned
canyon, where Wet’sinkwha (the Bulkley River) narrows to
only a few metres as it roars with white fury between solid
rock walls. The spectacle of water and rock meeting with
such force is one not to be quickly forgotten.
It is here that Wet’suwet’en fishers perform their critical
and dangerous task of gathering the winter’s supply of
salmon. From the canyon’s rocks above the river, First
Nations fishers use traditional gaff poles and dip nets to
harvest migrating salmon. Even today, this salmon harvest
supplies a portion of the winter food for families and elders
of Moricetown. Visitors are welcome to watch from various
points surrounding the canyon as traditional fishing methods
are employed.
Just beyond the canyon, the river calms as it flows past
“Idiot Rock”, one of the most popular fishing spots on the
Bulkley River. Visitors can enjoy the river’s pristine beauty,
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and watch for bears and other wildlife fishing and swimming
in the river. If you hold a valid BC angling licence and have
paid a moderate angling fee to the Moricetown Fisheries
Officer, you are welcome to fish from Idiot Rock.
Directly above the canyon falls is a fully serviced
campground and RV park, featuring the recently built
Cultural Interpretive Centre. The centre displays cultural
artifacts, historical photos, and local art and craft
displays. Only a short walk or drive from the canyon is
the Moricetown Multiplex. This community meeting place
houses the Moricetown Band Administration, Moricetown
Elementary School and Kyah Wiget Education Society.
This building is art in itself—a breathtaking display of
Wet’suwet’en art in a well-defined modern architectural
structure.
For more information on Wet’suwet’en culture, please visit
www.wetsuweten.com or www.moricetown.ca
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NORTHERN
books
A SMALL AND CHARMING WORLD
Bulkley Valley publisher Creekstone Press’
reprint of A Small and Charming World
(Gibson) offers a glimpse of aboriginal
communities in the 1950s. The press’ first
book, Canyon Creek, offers a fictionalized
account of slightly earlier Wet’suwet’ensettler interaction.
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there’s so much to do in Smithers!
WINTER CARNIVAL MAIN STREET PARADE
THE BULKLEY VALLEY EXHIBITION
TELKWA DEMOLITION DERBY
TOURISM SMITHERS
TOM GRASMEYER
BROOK MCLEOD
EVENTS
FOR COMPLETE EVENT INFORMATION CALL 1.800.542.6673
JANUARY
MAY
SEPTEMBER
· Smithers Curling Club Ladies’
Edelweiss Bonspiel
· Ski and Snowboard Week
· McBike Mother’s Day Run
· Telkwa Demolition Derby and Barbecue
· Smithers Golf & Country Club
Men’s Northern Open
· BC Rivers Day
FEBRUARY
· Jazz Retreat
Jazz workshops and performances
· Spirit of the Mountains Festival
A celebration of sport and art
· Wine Festival
· Smithers Curling Club Men’s
Steelhead Bonspiel
· Snowmobile Club’s Drag Races
MARCH
· Lord of the Boards
Ski, snowboard and telemark competition
· Ski Everest Challenge
· Festival of Voices
Choir and voice training
· Big Band Dance
· BV Cross-Country Ski Club Marathon
· Annual Schuss Boomer
Downhill ski race
APRIL
· Smithers Trade Expo
· Schnai Dai
End of the ski season celebration
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Walk or run for charity
· Relay for Life
A 12-hour celebration of music, walking and
sharing. Fundraiser for the Cancer Society
A celebration of rivers
JUNE
OCTOBER
· Tour de Smithers
· Best of the Fest Film Festival
· Thanksgiving
Bicycle road race
· Midsummer Music Festival
NOVEMBER
JULY
· Christmas in the Gallery
· Canada Day (Smithers)
· Dominion Day (Telkwa)
· Tyhee Lake Triathlon
· TatlowFest
An artisan and craft fair
DECEMBER
· Christmas
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Music of the season
A celebration of paddle sports
· BV Museum
hosts a day-long
“Garden Tour”
It’s Fair
Time!
AUGUST
· Smithers Golf
& Country
Club Ladies’
Northern Open
· BV Folk Music
Society Guitar
Camp & Youth
Guitar Camp
· Bulkley Valley Fall
Fair and Agricultural
Exhibition
August 25 – 28, 2011
August 23 – 26, 2012
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www.bvfair.ca
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MUSEUMS/GALLERIES
ADAM’S IGLOO WILDLIFE MUSEUM
~11 km West of Smithers on Hwy. 16
Ph: 250.847.3188
An extensive collection of British Columbia
wildlife on display in a unique “igloo” dome.
BULKLEY VALLEY MUSEUM
Main St. and Hwy. 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.5322
Housed in the Central Park Building, the BV
Museum offers unique exhibits and insights
into the early days of Smithers and the Bulkley
Valley.
SMITHERS ART GALLERY
1425 Main St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3898
Web: www.gallery.smithersart.org
Located in the historic Central Park Building.
Features local and regional artwork that
changes monthly.
SMITHERS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Hwy. 16 W at Scotia St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.5950
FLIGHTSEEING
ALPINE LAKES AIR
Seaplane Base Road, Telkwa
Ph: 250.846.9488
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.alpinelakesair.com
CANADIAN HELICOPTERS
2880 Victoria Drive, Smithers
Ph: 240.847.9444
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.canadianhelicopters.com
HIGHLAND HELICOPTERS
6118 Harvard Way, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3859
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.highland.ca
Championship 18-hole course with exceptional
greens and licensed clubhouse.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
BEAR MOUNTAINEERING
Ph: 250.847.3351
[email protected]
Web: www.bearmountaineering.ca
Expeditions, treks and hikes.
MAINCURRENT RAFTING
Ph: 1.877.909.7238
Email: [email protected]
Easy day trips to multi-day whitewater.
MCBIKE & SPORT
1191 Main St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.5009
[email protected]
Mountain bike rentals.
INDOOR ACTIVITIES
BV POOL & RECREATION CENTRE
1316 Toronto St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.4244
Web: www.bvpool.com
Squash courts, fully equipped fitness room,
swimming pool, children’s pool, hot tub,
sauna, climbing wall.
SMITHERS BOWL
3772 Alfred Ave, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.9840
Web: www.smithersbowl.com
MOUNTAIN VIEW ADVENTURES
17366 Telkwa High Road
Ph: 250.847.5101
[email protected]
THERE’S SO MUCH!
Smithers is full of businesses that are ready
to make your visit especially memorable.
Visit www.tourismsmithers.com or call the
Visitor Centre at 1.800.542.6673.
Horseback riding and trail rides.
NORTHERN SUN TOURS
Ph: 888.847.4349
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.northernsun.bc.ca
Canoe trips—day and multi-day trips.
TOBOGGAN CREEK FISH HATCHERY
14 km west of Smithers on Hwy. 16
Ph: 250.847.4458
5-pin bowling for all ages.
Take a tour of the hatchery and learn about
salmon, use the well-maintained picnic
grounds, walk the creek trail, or set up a game
on the ball diamond. April – October.
GOLF
RIVERSIDE GOLF & RV PARK
575 Hwy. 16 E, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3229
18-hole par 3 with driving range and RV park.
A L W A Y S
T H E
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C H O I C E !
ASK ABOUT OUR NORTHERN BC TOURISM RATE!
Located just off Highway 16 and minutes away from downtown boutiques and
restaurants, the beautiful countryside awaits you at Sandman Inn Smithers!
The Sandman Advantage:
Centrally located +
35 comfortable guest rooms +
Kitchenette suites +
Fitness centre +
High speed internet access +
Meeting room & business centre +
3932 Hwy 16 W, Smithers BC, V0J 2N0
T 250 847 2637 F 250 847 3709
Pet friendly
*Subject to availability, taxes not included. Cannot be combined
with any other offers. Reservations must be made in advance.
PROUD TO BE A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT!
1+800+SANDMAN
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Wheelchair access
Swimming Pool
Hot tub/Spa
On-site restaurant
Kitchenettes
Fitness Room
E-mail
Pet Friendly
Phone
RV Hookups
Address
Cabins
FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE BUSINESS DIRECTLY
Tenting
ACCOMMODATIONS
Internet access
VISITOR AMENITIES
small town hospitality
CAMPING
Cozy Cottages & RV
at Round Lake
20806 Hwy. 16, Telkwa
250.846.9160 [email protected]
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rentals, in a conveniently located, beautiful natural environment.
Fort Telkwa RV Park
11939 Hwy. 16 East, Telkwa
250.846.5012 [email protected]
Full hook-up sites. 30-50 amp/sewer/water/ca tv. Free RV wash, showers,
sauna, coin laundry, WiFi, campfires, firewood.
Glacier View RV Park
9028 Nouch Frontage Road, Smithers 250.847-3961 www.glacierviewrvpark.com •
Panoramic glacier view, full-service pull-throughs, handicap bathroom, WiFi, laundromat. Selfcontained cabin rentals, electric heat, kitchens and bathrooms. See ad on this page.
Moricetown RV Park
Hwy. 16, Moricetown
250.847.1461
Dump station, fishing, flush toilets, laundromat, pay phone, RV hookups, showers, tent sites
Riverside Municipal
Campground
19th Avenue, Smithers
250.847.1600
Dry toilets, firepits, firewood, kitchen, water, sewer, power, pay phone, river
fishing, nature and bicycle trails, playground, pets on leash.
Riverside Golf & RV Park
18-hole par-3 range with driving range and RV park attached. Come check out our full menu and enjoy the view!
Tyhee Lake
Provincial Park
12 km east of Smithers in Telkwa
250.638.8490 www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks
Well-maintained sites, sandy beachfront, group sites, hot showers,
fire pits, walking trails, RVs welcome (no hookups)
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250-847-3961
www.glacierviewrvpark.com
9028 Nouch Frontage Road
Continental Breakfast
Sun Deck with Mountain View
Elevator
Handicap Access
Free Wireless Internet
Computer Terminal
Vending Machine
Conference Room
3880 Fourth Avenue s Smithers, BC V0J 2N0
Toll-free: 877.674.4637 s Phone: 250.847.6668
8 km west of Smithers, BC, Halfway between Prince George & Prince Rupert
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We are pleased to offer a full-service
facility with 58 clean, modern,
quiet and comfortable rooms and
suites with gorgeous views of the
mountains. Conveniently located in
the heart of Smithers, one block away
from the downtown core.
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RV Hookups
Address
Cabins
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Tenting
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BED & BREAKFASTS, LODGES AND RESORTS
Banner Mountain Lodge #3 – 12753 Babine Lake Road
250.846.5655 [email protected]
Your own house for a room rate in the Babine Mountains, minutes from
Smithers—spacious, beautiful location and facilities.
Bulkley River Cottages
Smithers
250.847.9233 [email protected]
Bed & Breakfast near Lake Kathlyn and a guest house on the river.
Offers fishing and outdoor adventure opportunities.
Logpile Lodge
3105 McCabe Road, Smithers
250.847.5152 [email protected]pilelodge.com
Perfect blend: nature and comfort. 10 minutes from town. 6 rooms, one
suite, large balconies, meeting room. Call for reservations.
Sidewinder Inn
Hudson Bay Mountain, Smithers
250.877.1834 [email protected]
Mountainside chalet on Hudson Bay Mountain. 6 bedrooms, large kitchen, recreation room, hot tub and BBQ.
Silvern Lake Trail B&B
10434 Horlings Road, Smithers
250.847.4835 [email protected]
Glacier view, hot tub, private bathrooms. Separate entrance. Guest lounge, fireplace,
internet, pantry kitchen, home baking. Dinner available on request.
Smithers Driftwood Lodge 9475 Old Babine Lake Road, Smithers 250.847.5335 [email protected]
Breathtaking view over the Bulkley Valley, 10 minutes from town, 6 rooms, the “Great
Room” for seminars, meetings, weddings, anniversaries. See ad on this page.
Tyhee Lake Guest Ranch 8265 Tyhee Lake Road, Telkwa
250.846.9690 [email protected]
Spacious log house, lake frontage. One room king size with private bath,
2 rooms queen size, separate bathrooms, guest kitchen.
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Unwind and relax from the daily routine
at a unique location. Enjoy the peace and
quiet at your “Home away from Home.”
61 Modern, Air-Conditioned Rooms
Movie & Sports Channels
Within walking distance of
downtown businesses and shopping
A Quiet, Peaceful Getaway
Call for room rates and event booking
Toll-free 1-800-663-3120
www.CapriMotorInnSmithers.com
www.TourismSmithers.com
Weddings · Anniversaries · Reunions
Seminars and Meetings · Business Retreats
250-847-5335
9475 Old Babine Lake Road, Smithers
www.SmithersDriftwoodLodge.com
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On-site restaurant
Hot tub/Spa
Swimming Pool
Wheelchair access
Fitness Room
E-mail
Pet Friendly
Phone
RV Hookups
Address
Cabins
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Aspen Inn & Suites
4268 Highway 16, Smithers
800.663.7676 [email protected]
60 rooms, standards, suites, family rooms with bunkbeds, highspeed wireless internet,
indoor pool, spa, sauna, restaurant and lounge. See ad on back inside cover.
Capri Motor Inn
3984 Highway 16 W., Smithers
250.847.4226 [email protected]
Over 60 comfortable, affordable rooms to meet your needs. Ample parking, 24hr desk service, highspeed internet, onsite restaurant. See ad on page 25.
Cointé River Inn
4420 Madison Ave. & Hwy. 16, Telkwa 250.846.5551 [email protected]
Enjoy a comfortable stay in a classic heritage building. Bistro, world-class fishing,
wireless internet, satellite TV, ensuite, continental breakfast.
Fireweed Motor Inn
1515 Main Street, Smithers
250.847.2208 [email protected]
Centrally located on Smithers’ Main Street, walking distance to the town’s best restaurants. See ad on page 27.
Florence Motel
4160 Highway 16 W, Smithers
250.847.2678 [email protected]
Affordable, clean, quiet, secure courtyard, ground-level entry, wireless
internet, kitchen suites, weekly, monthly discounts, pets OK.
Hudson Bay Lodge
3251 Highway 16, Smithers
800.663.5040 [email protected]
Smithers’ only full-service hotel. Conference and banquet facilities, bar,
restaurant and liquor store, sauna. See ad on front inside cover.
Mountain View
Motel & Suites
4435 Highway 16 W., Smithers
250.847.9009
Affordable, clean, large rooms, suites, new ownership, free wireless
internet, weekly, monthly discounts, pets allowed.
Sandman Inn
3932 Highway 16 W., Smithers
250.847.2637 [email protected]
Centrally located. Rooms with fridges, microwaves and internet access. Five deluxe kitchen suites. See ad on page 23.
Smithers Guesthouse
1766 Main Street, Smithers
250.847.4862 [email protected]
Enjoy Austrian hospitality and charm. Award-winning guesthouse/B&B with or without
breakfast – you choose! Sundeck, mountain view, free WLAN. See ad on page 27.
Stork Nest Inn
1485 Main Street, Smithers
877.647.3831 [email protected]
A cozy bed & breakfast style inn close to restaurants and shopping. Quiet, comfortable,
clean and non-smoking. Free full breakfast. See ad on this page.
Sunshine Inn Estates
3880 4th Avenue, Smithers
250.847.6668 [email protected]
Smithers’ newest hotel located right in the heart of town. Experience
the luxury you deserve! Sauna. See ad on page 24.
Twin Valley Inn
3939 Highway 16, Smithers
250.847.3281
Hotel with a bar, restaurant and cold beer & wine store.
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1485 Main Street, Smithers
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FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE BUSINESS DIRECTLY
A &W
4086 Hwy. 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3700
Licensed premises
Fast food
BLUE FIN SUSHI BAR
1232 Main St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.5341
Serving sushi and other Japanese cuisine.
ALPENHORN BISTRO & BAR
1261 Main St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.5366
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.alpenhornbistro.com
Upscale casual dining experience, locally
crafted menu, premium taps and liquors,
featuring sunny Main St. patio. Families
welcome.
ASPEN RIVERHOUSE & LOUNGE
4268 Hwy. 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.1927 · 1.800.663.7676
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.aspeninnsmithers.com
Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and
dinner. New lounge designed in local
heritage theme offers exceptional atmosphere
for weddings and parties.
BARISTAS
1260 King St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3000
Web: www.baristasbestcoffee.com
BOSTON PIZZA (#45)
1492 Main St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3099
Web: www.bostonpizza.com
Licensed restaurant and sports bar serving
pizza, pasta, salads and ribs. Open late every
night!
CAPRI FAMILY RESTAURANT
3984 Hwy 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.4412
A favourite restaurant among Smithers
residents and travellers alike—special tour
menus available.
CHATTERS PIZZERIA & BISTRO
3847 4th Ave., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.6656
Great food, cozy atmosphere, nice people,
licensed. Walking distance from motels. All
food prepared using our own recipes.
Dining room
Coffee shop & lighter fare
COINTÉ RIVER INN
4420 Madison Ave. & Hwy 16, Telkwa
Ph. 250.846.5551
A new coffee shop in one of Telkwa’s
beautifully restored historic buildings.
DAIRY QUEEN
4180 Hwy. 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.8806
JAVA’S RESTAURANT
3735 Alfred Ave., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.5505
Home-style lunches, delicious desserts and
espresso coffees, Mediterranean dinner
menu, licensed with a selection of wines.
KFC
4341 Hwy. 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.0000
LOGPILE LODGE
3105 McCabe Road, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.5152
Web: www.logpilelodge.com
European-style dinners are offered several
times a week. Call in advance.
Computer gaming and coffee bar.
LOUISE’S KITCHEN
1293 Main St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.2547
Homemade Ukrainian and Canadian
cuisine.
LUFTIKUS
3712 1st Ave., Smithers
Ph. 250.877.9322
Thai, Indian, Mexican—including vegetarian
selections.
Centrally located on Smithers’ Main Street, the
Fireweed Motor Inn is the place to stay! We‘re walking
distance to the town’s best restaurants and shops.
MASA YAMA
1080 Main St., Smithers
Ph. 250.847.8060
Enjoy sushi and other Japanese menu items.
1515 Main Street, Smithers, BC • Tel: 250.847.2208
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MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT
3720 Hwy. 16 East, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.6142
MIDWAY SERVICE
Hwy. 16, Telkwa
Ph. 250.846.5320
MOUNTAIN EAGLE BOOKS
3775 3rd Ave., Smithers
Ph. 250.847.5245
MOUNTAINSIDE CAFÉ
3763 4th Ave., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3455
The yummiest, friendliest, grooviest cafe
experience in Smithers!
NORTHERN STAR CAFÉ
1128 Main St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.9929
RIVERSIDE GOLF & RV PARK
575 Hwy. 16 East, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3229
Come check out our full menu and enjoy the
view! Operates May – October.
SCHIMMEL’S BAKERY
1172 Main St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.9044
Coffee, tea, espresso, soup, sandwiches,
cinnamon buns, pastries, bread and more—
all made fresh.
SUBWAY
1323 Main St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.4771
TIM HORTONS
3932 Hwy. 16 W, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.5118
TRACKSIDE CANTINA
3815 Railway Ave., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3363
STARBUCKS
3664 Hwy. 16 (inside Safeway), Smithers
Ph: 250.847.2622
TWIN VALLEY INN
3939 Hwy. 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3281
STEAKHOUSE ON MAIN
1314 Main St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.2828
ZOER’S MODERN GRILL & LOUNGE
3251 Hwy. 16 East, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.4581
Web: www.hudsonbaylodge.com
A steakhouse with a fresh new menu.
Western & fine dining, fireside steak,
chicken, ribs, schnitzel and appetizers.
PANAGO PIZZA
3860 Broadway Ave., Smithers,
Ph: 250.847.9199
AUTOMOTIVE / RV
DEALERSHIPS
COAST MOUNTAIN GM
Frontage Road, Hwy 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.2214
We’re worth the trip!
FRONTIER CHRYSLER LTD.
3046 Hwy # 16 East, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.4266
New and used automotive sales, service.
HOSKINS FORD SALES LTD.
3146 Hwy 16 East, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.2237
New and used automotive sales, service,
autobody shop.
GLACIER TOYOTA
3187 Tatlow Rd., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.9302
New and pre-owned sales, leasing, parts
and service, full glass repair and detail
departments.
GENERAL AUTO
1ST AID AUTOBODY
3318 Hwy 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.8720
ADEMA’S AUTO SHOP
4381 Hwy. 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.2340
Repairs to foreign/imported vehicles.
ALL SEASONS AUTOMOTIVE LTD
3829 Hwy. 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.9428
ALL-WEST GLASS
3424 Hwy. 16 East, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.2263
Automotive glass repair and replacement.
BEL-AIR AUTOMOTIVE
1535 Main St., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.4369
FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE BUSINESS DIRECTLY
CANADIAN TIRE
3221 Hwy. 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3117
For all your parts, service, hardware,
housewares and sporting good needs.
EN-JOY MACHINE
4381 Hwy. 16 , Smithers
Ph: 250.847.4737
Engine rebuilding, small engine repair.
FOUR SEASONS AUTOMOTIVE
3859 Fourth Ave., Smithers
Ph: 250.847.5277
KAL TIRE
2 – 4320 Hwy. 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.2665
Web: www.kaltire.com
NORTHLINE COLLISION
3408 Hwy. 16 W, Smithers
Ph: (250) 847-5121
OK TIRE & AUTO SERVICE
3911 Hwy. 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.4478
TATLOW TIRE
2668 Tatlow Road, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3286
RV REPAIR
BABINE TRUCK & EQUIPMENT LTD.
3364 Hwy. 16, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.3981
BOB’S MOBILE RV REPAIRS
Ph: 250-877-1070
We bring our service to you!
NORTH CENTRAL PLUMBING
& HEATING LTD.
3835 Broadway Ave, Smithers
Ph: 1.877.411.6274 · 250.847.3060
Propane service and appliance sales for the
RV owner.
Light and recreational vehicles; heavy-duty,
industrial truck and trailer parts, and service
for all makes and models.
RENTALS
DOLLAR RENT-A-CAR
Smithers Airport Terminal, Smithers
Ph: 1.888.808.9070 or 250.847.5569
Car and truck rentals.
FRONTIER TRUCK RENTALS
Hwy. 16 East, Smithers
Ph: 250-877.7769
Full range of truck rentals.
NATIONAL CAR RENTALS
Smithers Airport, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.2216 · 1.800.227.7368
THRIFTY CAR & TRUCK RENTAL
Smithers Airport, Smithers
250.847-3332 · 1-888-808-9070
Monthly rates available! Call Smithers
location for best rates.
TAXI & LIMOUSINE
BV TAXI SERVICE
Ph: 250.847.2306
MAJESTIC KNIGHTS LIMOUSINES
Ph: 250.847.2460
TOWING
AARDVARK TOWING
Ph: 250.847.3443
AL’S TOWING
Ph: 250.847.9726
Towing and road services. Servicing the
Bulkley Valley, Lakes District, Hazeltons,
Terrace and Hwy. 37.
TYLER’S TOWING
Ph. 250.847.2413
Specializing in transmission repairs.
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TRUCK PRO - SMITHERS PARTS & SERVICE LTD.
3465 Victoria Drive, Smithers
Ph: 250.847.4287
Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
www.TourismSmithers.com
RE · THERE’S SO MUCH TO GOLF · THERE’S SO MUCH TO FISH · THERE’S SO MUCH TO DISCOVER · THERE’S SO MUCH TO CLIMB
Alpine themed rooms with duvets · Hot tub & sauna
Smithers’ only accommodation with an indoor pool
Wi-Fi internet · Kitchens and family rooms available
Bike rentals · Airport shuttle · Seasonal packages
www.AspenInnSmithers.com
Toll-free
1-800-663-7676
There’s Always Something
Going On at The Riverhouse.
Come for licensed family dining and
enjoy good company in the ambience of
the Riverhouse Restaurant & Lounge.
the
at the
Highway 16, Smithers
Call
www.TourismSmithers.com
Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
250.847.4672
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