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 a myriad of outdoor activities, tasty dining experiences, two craft breweries, local coffee roasters, and quality boutique shopping experience on Main Street.
While exploring nearby, visitors can take in the Toboggan Creek Fish Hatchery which also has a picnic site, ball diamond and walking trail. Summer activities in the Bulkley Valley include hiking, boating, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, cycling and fishing.
If hitting the links is more to you liking, there are two golf courses. The Smithers Gold and Country Club is an 18-hole championship course with a pro-shop and restaurant on site.
During the winter Smithers welcomes alpine skiers and snowboarders to Hudson Bay Mountain Resort. The Hankin Evelyn Backcountry ski area rewards those wanting to avoid the lifts. Enjoy low elevation runs in the trees, or climb up to the alpine bowls. There are also many trail systems for cross-country skiing, including the BV Nordic Center 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 musician multiple Latin Grammy award winner Alex Cuba, and Mark Perry, one of Canada’s great bards. From the sport world, soccer player Daniel Imhoff, and NHL players Dan Hamhuis, bothers Jim and Joe Watson, Alan Kerr, Mike Wall, brothers Ron and Rob Flockhart, and Ron Homenuke. For those who love fantasy and gables, one house on a country road is Smithers bears a striking resemblance to one mentioned in the famous nursery rhyme, the “There was an old woman who lived in a shoe".
With a stunning natural backdrop and lovely urban charm, Smithers awaits your visit!