Smithers - A pocket of outdoor heavenCradled on a valley floor and shadowed by the emerald forests on Hudson Bay Mountain, Smithers is tucked in one of Canada's most remotely beautiful regions - the pristine Bulkley Valley of British Columbia. This tiny village of just 6,000 is a unique jewel in northern BC, with all the amenities of civilization and none of the stress. It's 360 km west of Prince George, and only steps from a plentiful array of wilderness adventure awaiting you in the BC wilderness. Smithers is central to a paradise of backcountry recreation. That includes the new Babine Mountain Provincial Park - where wildlife from grizzly bear to mountain goat thrive. You'll find breathtaking vistas it in the solitude of this untouched wilderness with its glaciers and snow fields, icy cold mountain lakes and wild flower-dusted alpine meadows.
Red brick sidewalks and cozy homes with alpine-style pitched roofs, make Smithers a friendly hideaway worth exploration all on its own. Smithers has two golf courses, several recreation facilities with pool and gyms and two handy parks. The Tyhee Lake BC Provincial Park offers a relaxing summertime beach and watersports, while Riverside Recreation Park, right on the Bulkley River, is perfect for strolls and jogging.
And Smithers nearby mountain terrain is the ideal match for the famed northern Canada winter. Great downhill skiing from November to mid-April will vie for your attention with fabulous cross-country trails and wild snowmobiling options too.
Smithers has a comprehensive infrastructure of medical services including a modern hospital, and an intriguing mix of cultural venues, festivals that keep the entertainment happening all year long.
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