Tourism Smithers


Smithers - in the heart of the Bulkley Valley - provides fabulous access for fishers.

From lake trout to salmon and steelhead, Smithers welcomes anglers from around the world. Babine Lake to the north, including the famous Rainbow Alley delivers trout fishing at its best. Clear cold waters harbour rainbows from a couple of pounds, to much, much bigger! (And that's no fish tale!)

The Bulkley River flows by Smithers and is home to spring salmon (also known as King or Chinook) along with coho and the highly prized steelhead. We have world class guides to make your trip memorable, and we have knowledgeable staff in our fishing shops to help answer your questions and ensure you have the proper gear. Whatever your fishing pleasure - you will be satisfied here. Hundreds of lakes and hundreds of miles of river await your cast.

If you are fishing on your own - make sure to have a current fishing license and a current copy of the Sport Fishing Regulations Synopsis.

Tourism Smithers Mountain Lake
Downtown Smithers
Smithers Canoe
Smithers Train Station
Tourism Smithers Mountains
Tourism Smithers Mountain Lakeview
Tourism Smithers Fisherman Statue
Smithers Sign
Central Park

Steelhead Paradise

A great Steelhead fishing video shot in the Bulkley Valley.


The Grey Premiere

Premiere night for “The Grey” – directed by Joe Carnahan, starring Liam Neeson, shot in Smithers, BC.


Paragliding at Malkow Lookout

Autumn is a wonderful season in the Bulkley Valley. The views are splendid, especially from way up high!


Huckin Eh!

Huckin’ Eh! One of the many downhill mountain bike trails in Smithers BC.


Cronin Pass Mountain Bike Trip

Produced by Lee Lau and Sharon Bader. Trip assisted by Smithers Mountain Bike Association August 2010. Trip over Cronin Pass on Mountain Bikes.


Ride Guide in Smithers

RideGuide visits Smithers BC. Enjoy the video!


Smithers Olympic Torch Relay Event

Day 93 of the Olympic Torch Relay saw a massive event in Smithers, coinciding with the ‘Spirit of the Mountains’ winter festival antics on Main Street.


Live Entertainment

From our annual Fall Fair & Rodeo to two-time Juno award-winning musician Alex Cuba, Midsummer Music Festival and the Creative Roots dance group, Smithers will keep you entertained.


Outdoors in the Summer

The activities are limitless! Hiking, biking, boating, swimming, fishing, horseback riding… or just relaxing in view of the mountains.


Winter in the Mountains

Winter in the Smithers area is the most beautiful season of all, with lots to do for everyone.


Food & Drink

A quick bite or a fine-dining soiree, cold beer on tap or a parlor-style ice cream cone. There’s a lot of choice in Smithers.


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