Town. New Town. South Town.
These are some of the names of the villages of the Hazeltons. The three
Hazeltons are located close to the junction of the Bulkley and Skeena
Rivers. The original Hazelton settlement, built on the flats where the
hazel nut bushes grew thickly, began as a riverboat stop. South Hazelton
or "South Town" and New Hazelton or "New Town", sprang
up with the building of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in the early 1900's.
Gitanyow, Gitwangak, Glen Vowell, Gitanmaax, Hagwielget and Gitseguecla
are villages of the people of the First Nations. They have lived in this
area for thousands of years with much of their rich culture preserved
at the reconstructed 'Ksan Village.
more recent history of the area involved the gold rush and there are many
historic sites marked throughout the area.
entire area is becoming increasingly popular with outdoor enthusiasts;
the rivers offer excellent fishing, canoeing and rafting, on more solid
ground, there is ample opportunity for hiking, camping, wildlife viewing
and trail rides.
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The communities are all either on or very close to Highway 16. Railway
and bus routes include stops at these points.
Facilities & Activities: fishing, hiking, camping, wildlife viewing,
trail rides, local arena, ball diamonds, historical, wildlife and natural
Ksan Indian Village Museum; historic "Old Town"; Kispiox
Village totem poles and salmon hatchery; Hazelton Museum/Pioneer Museum
July/August - 'Ksan Dancers
August - Pioneer Day
There are a number of private and provincial campsites in the area.
A number of lodges and motels are also to be found.
The Hazeltons Travel InfoCentre
P.O. Box 340, New Hazelton, B.C. V0J 2J0
Telephone: (May-Sept) (250) 842-6071 (Sept-Apr.) (250) 842-6571
BC Tourism Association
P.O. Box 2373,
Prince George, B.C. V2N 2S6
Telephone: (250) 561-0432 Fax: (250) 561-0450
Toll Free: 1-800-663-8843