Smithers, in British Columbia, is a town like no other. Peaks rise from town, good inspirations and passion come from the people here and smiles are instant upon your arrival. Adventure steps unfold in every direction from this place. Fly dip your paddle and climb higher in life here.
1. Cast farther here.
Fly fishing fanatics will know this place to be on their bucket list for sure. But everyone, from novice to experts, can cast a line here. Steelhead on a fly is the real treat, world renowned check out one of the many world-class fly fishing lodges, like Frontier Farwest or Sweetwater Travel.
2. Paddle time.
This place is chock full of lakes and rivers to take that canoe time. Wilderness perfect, the Nanika-Kidprice Provincial Park, four mountain rimmed lakes, connected by woodsy portage trails, camp time can’t get much better.
3. Ski dreams.
A powder lover’s combo. Spend some days on the mountain that rises from town, riding lifts and ripping lines through the trees, Hudson Bay Mountain, then get your nature on with laps at British Columbia’s first purpose built ski touring site, Hankin Evelyn Backcountry Ski Area. Why not get the best local knowledge on the pow, tour with mountain guide, Roger, at Northern Sun Tours.
4. Bike higher.
It’s hard to keep your eyes on the trail; this 22km path climbs high into the Babine Mountains, crossing Cronin Pass, making it one of the top high alpine mountain bike trails in British Columbia.
5. Raft the day away.
Get a bit of good old adrenaline pumping in your veins with some splashy white-water, cool canyon and some reflection time on calm waters, with a float on the Bulkley River, from Smithers to Trout Creek, with Maincurrent Rafting Expeditions.
6. Hike the day away.
Just use your feet to explore these beautiful outdoors!
7. Step back in time.
Don’t miss the Ksan Historical Village, located near the ancient village of Gitanmaax, at the confluence of the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers, in the community of Hazelton. A replica of a traditional native village, learn lots about the past, reflect on today, and connect with amazing local people who provide tours and history.
8. Heli yes.
Take flight with Highland Helicopters and go for a sightseeing extravaganza, make sure you charge up all your devices as it is hard not to take 1000’s of pictures of the mountains, valley, lakes, waterfalls and rivers you will see.
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