Terrace, British Columbia

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Terrace Part of the BC Adventure Network. Over a million web site visitors annually !

Fishing, 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.

There 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.

There 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.

There 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.

Your 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.

The 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.

Accommodations: 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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City Information

Skeena CountryPopulation: 18,908

Climate: Summer Average: 21 C • Winter Average: 3.1 C

Precipitation: 129.5 cm/yr

Access: 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 George

Recreation Facilities & Activities: golf course; hot springs resort; aquatic centre; tennis courts; curling and skating rink; hiking; biking; fishing; camping; swimming; wildlife watching; "flightseeing"; horseback riding; boating/canoeing; ski resort.

Local 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 Days


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4511 (NW) Keith Avenue, Box 107, Terrace, B.C. V8G 4A2
Telephone: (250) 635-2063 • Fax (250) 635-2573

Northern 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
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