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A linear park surrounds Smithers, providing 13 kilometres of gentle town and country walking. As you move a little further from town, there is terrain to suit everyone. The Hudson Bay Mountain ski area provides easy access to the alpine for hiking during the summer - and wildflowers splash colour across the meadows, so don't forget your camera. If you want to hike for a day or a week - the Babine Mountain Provincial Park has peaks to climb, valleys to cross, and tales of history to be uncovered. Information on trails - is available through the Visitor Info Centre or the Bulkley Valley Backpackers. A great resources is the locally written “trails to Timberline” by Einar Blix. 

Local Maps

Map of Smithers Community Forest Trail

Map of Smithers Community Forest Trail North

Bike & Hike Trails, Northeast Slope of Hudson Bay Mountain South

Bike & Hike Trails, Northeast Slope of Hudson Bay Mountain North

Listings

  • Aldrich, Dennis, & McDonell Lakes

    Aldrich, Dennis, & McDonell Lakes These three lakes form a chain each connecting down the Zymoetz (Copper) river, and are accessible via hiking trails and boats passages through the lake and slower moving river regions.

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  • Alpine Lakes Air

    Alpine Lakes Air, your first choice for float plane charters. Plan your Northwestern BC Adventure or flightseeing tour with us. 

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  • Babine Lake

    The largest natural freshwater lake in BC, home to several Provincial Park Campgrounds. Access from Smithers is approximately 65 km via an all-weather gravel and paved road.

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  • Babine Mountains Provincial Park

    Babine Mountains Provincial Park offers unique and beautiful hiking opportunities minutes from downtown Smithers.

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  • Boomerang, Pinetree and Tanglechain Lake

    These three, with Doris Lake, create a chain of lakes excellent for exploration and recreation.

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  • Bulkley Adventures

    Experience the Bulkley Valley like you've never seen it before with Jet Boat Tours, Outdoor Adventures such as tubing on local lakes, and Heli Hiking through Alpine Meadow behind Hudson Bay Mountain.

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  • Bulkley River Recreation Site

    10 kms of maintained trails suitable for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. These trails are not maintained. There is a warming cabin at the parking lot.

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  • Burnie Glacier Chalet

    We offer three-week, serious, high altitude expeditions in the arctic environment of Kluane Park, three-day summer hikes through mountain meadows and everything in between! Beginners welcome! Your mountain guide Christoph Dietzfelbinger is certified by the ACMG /UIAGM. He has many years of expereince in the high mountains of Europe and North America. Join him for an unforgettable mountain experience.

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  • Call Lake

    A small parcel of forested and non-forested wetlands.

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  • Canyon Creek Trails

    Enjoy more that 12 kms of groomed trails with access to backcountry skiing. The Canyon Creek trails are maintained by volunteers. Find the trails at km 21 on the Babine Lake Road.

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  • Cronin Creek Trail

    Cronin Creek Trail is a good access point for those looking for more rugged areas of the Babine Mountain Provincial Park

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  • Dennis Lake - Bulkley/Cassiar Forest District

    A small, forested site with an excellent view of Hudson Bay and Hazelton ranges. Parking accomodates only smaller vehichles. Tenting pads but no RV sites.

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  • Follow Your Path

    Northern BC's site for trail information.

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  • Fossil Beds “Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park”

    The Fossil Beds contain plants, animals and insects that inhabited this area over 50 million years ago.

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  • Hankin Plateau Trail

    A wide, open plateau with wonderful hiking and camping possibilities.

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  • Harold Price - Meadows Bulkley/Cassiar Recreation Site

    A public shelter managed cooperatively with the Bulkley Valley Cross Country Ski Club. Allows overnight stays of short duration. Opportunities to explore Goat Mountian and Harold Price Meadows. Skiing, hiking and horseback riding are the principal means of accessing shelter.

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  • Hudson Bay Mountain

    Hike to the Prairie, Crater Lake and the South Peak of Hudson Bay Mountain, adjacent to Ski Smithers.

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  • Hudson Bay Mountain Resort

    Your powder destination!! Hudson Bay Mountain Resort is a skiers and boarders' paradise.

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  • Hudson Bay Mountain Trails

    There are several great Hudson Bay Mountain Trails.

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  • Kitseguecla Lake

    Kitseguecla Lake, This high elevation lake has excellent scenery, fishing and camping within a short distance

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  • Malkow Lookout

    From Malkow Lookout, you have a lofty, 360 degree view of the valley. This is a climb suitable for young children and those unable to hike more rugged areas. Take a lunch with you as there is a picnic table provided.

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  • McCabe Trail

    McCabe Trail is one of the easier trails within the Babine Mountains Provincial Park. It's very suitable for children and novice hikers.

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  • McDowel Lake

    Thousands of acres of undeveloped crown land for nature lovers who like to walk, bike, canoe, swim, ski snowshoe, and look for wildlife.

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  • Morice River

    Morice River is situated South of Houston and is an excellent river for summer recreation. It is a world class Steelhead river.

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  • Moricetown Canyon

    First Nations people gaff and net salmon using traditonal methods at this fierce canyon on the Bulkley River (40 km west of Smithers).

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  • Oscar’s Source for Adventure

    Your source for fishing, hiking, camping and exploring. At Oscar's Source for Adventure, you will find the best gear and the best advice for the outdoor enthusiast. 

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  • Outdoor Essentials

    We offer you the best selection of outdoor and hunting equipment and clothing in the Bulkley Valley since 2000.

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  • Silverking Basin Trail

    Babine Mountains Provincial Park: less than 30 minutes travel time to trailhead; trail departs Driftwood Creek Road at Sunny Point; easy grade; Joe L'Orsa Cabin

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  • Spatsizi Wilderness Vacations

    Horseback, fly fish, hike, canoe, hunt and photograph wildlife in a natural pristine landscape. Winter ski trips and aurora borealis viewing. Bushplane access only.

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  • Twin Falls/Glacier Gulch

    Twin Falls/Glacier Gulch is blessed with two glistening waterfalls cascading 550 feet down its rocky face. Five thousand feet above you can still see the receding glacier. There are some picnic tables here where you can rest and enjoy the surroundings.

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