The gorgeous community of Houston is home to many attractions, one of which is Canada’s Largest Fly Rod. Located in the beautiful Steelhead Park the fly rod towers above the Visitor’s Centre, the rod is 60 feet long and weighs about 800 pounds. This fly rod is the perfect representative of the town, as Houston is widely known as the Steelhead Capital of the World.
Anglers from all areas flock to Houston to catch Spring and Coho Salmon, Dolly Varden, Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout, char and of course Steelhead – although it is catch and release only for this mighty fish. Many lakes surround the town, making it extremely easy to locate that quiet spot to cast a line. After a long day of fishing, fishermen can check out the Houston Leisure facility which has a hot tub, steam room, pools and lazy river.
Hiking is also a popular activity in Houston, for visitors and residents alike. The Houston Hiker Society maintains a website (houstonhikers.ca) that includes maps for hikes all around the area. From beginner to experienced, there is an excellent hike for you to enjoy here. For those interested in geocaching, we also have many caches hidden in the community and out on the hiking trails.
Winter brings snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and thanks to Morice Mountain Ski Club, 26 kilometers of trails are available at all degrees of difficulty. There’s even a two-kilometer loop that Fido can join in on. The club maintains an adventure trail system for the kids, and a cabin at the 1,300-meter elevation that can be accessed via a 7.7-kilometer trail. Ski rentals are available, and a day lodge is an exceptional way to relax after a long day in the powder.
Come to Houston and enjoy the gorgeous scenery, go for a walk in hiking boots or on skis, and don’t forget to visit the fly rod!