adventures, lava beds and a chance to see the rare Kermode bear are but
a few of the enticements to visit Terrace. Anglers migrate to Terrace
to challenge the legendary steelhead and spring salmon of the Skeena River.
are also a multitude of opportunities for those who enjoy swimming, boating,
camping and hiking. The area is also a naturalists delight, with examples
of different types of trees, plants and wildlife including the elusive
Kermode bear and such birds as the rare trumpeter swan. Visitors can also
take the opportunity to relax in the Mount Layton Hot Springs just 22
km (13 mi.) south of Terrace.
are a variety of locations where you can experience the history and culture
of the area. Heritage Park gives you a glimpse of the history of Terrace's
early settlers while the Kitselas Canyon and the village of Kitsumkalum
enable one to find out more about the First Nation's history in the area.
are adventures and amazing sights to see by driving in any direction from
Terrace; 100 km (62 mi.) to the north will bring you directly into the
middle of the country's youngest lava flow. The desolate moonscape of
the lava beds, and the contrast of the breathtaking scenery around it,
promise to make your trip an exceptional one.
trip east is a step back in time. As you follow the Skeena River toward
the Hazeltons, you will experience the ancient traditions of the aboriginal
people and the more recent history of the modern settlers.
west coast's longest inland fjord is less than an hour's drive south while
a trip west promises an experience of snow capped peaks and the beauty
of the Skeena River and the good chance for wildlife viewing.
There are a variety of hotel/motel accommodations in the area along
with private and provincial park campsites. Many lodges and resorts are
located within short distances of the city.
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Summer Average: 21 C Winter Average: 3.1 C
The city of Terrace is easily accessed from all directions. Terrace
is on air, rail and bus routes while being on the Yellowhead Highway 16,
140 km (87 mi) east of Prince Rupert and 581 km (361 mi) west of Prince
Attractions: chance to see the unusual white Kermode bear; Lakelse
Lake Provincial Park; salmon spawning in Williams Creek; Red Sand Lake
Demonstration Forest; Nisga'a Memorial Lava bed; Heritage Park; Kleanza
Creek Provincial Park; reaction ferry at the village of Usk; House of
Sim-Oi-Ghets (traditional First Nations style featuring local native crafts);
Terrace Public Art Gallery; sawmill tours; Deep Creek Fish Hatchery tours;
nature walks; Ferry Island (a popular campground); The George Little House
(a historic museum) July - Canada Day activities, Skeena Valley Triathalon, Riverboat