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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.