With Hudson Bay Mountain to the west and the Babine Mountain range to the east, the Town of Smithers is nestled in some of the most gorgeous scenery that occurs in Northern British Columbia. Its quaint mountain charm is enhanced by outdoor activities that will capture your attention and of course all the superb shopping opportunities.
Visitors can take in Adams Igloo Wildlife Museum just west of Smithers on Highway 16, or the Toboggan Creek Fish Hatchery which also has a picnic site, ball diamond and walking trails. Summer activities include hiking, boating, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, cycling and fishing.
If hitting the links is more to your liking, there are two golf courses. The Smithers Golf and Country Club is an 18-hole championship course with a pro-shop and restaurant on site. Smithers Par 3 & RV provides a camp and golf option on the banks of the Bulkley River.
During the winter, Smithers welcomes alpine skiers and snowboarders to Hudson Bay Mountain Resort. There are also many trail systems for cross-country skiing, including the BV Nordic Centre with 55 kilometres of groomed classic and skate track, and the unique “dog trails” where you can ski with your pooch.
Smithers is hometown to many well-known people including musicians Alex Cuba and Mark Perry, soccer player Daniel Imhoff, and NHL players brothers Jim and Joe Watson, Dan Hamhuis, Alan Kerr, Mike Wall, brothers Ron & Rob Flockhart, and Ron Homenuke. For those who love fantasy and fables, one house on a country road in Smithers bears a striking resemblance to one mentioned in the famous nursery rhyme, the “Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.”
With a stunning natural backdrop and lovely urban charm, Smithers awaits your visit!