Situated where the Morice River
joins the Bulkley River, Houston offers some of the finest steelhead
in the province. Forestry has beenthe main industry here since the building
of the Grand Truck Pacific Railway. Houston is located 30 km (19 miles)
from Topley on Highway 16.
leaving Houston you will cross the Bulkley River and head
Meaning "where the rivers meet" in the Wet'Suwet'en native tongue,
Telkwa was established in the 1860's with the proposal of a telegraph
line through the region. It remained the economic centre for the Bulkley
Valley region until 1913 when the railway diverted. Today this village
offers visitors excellent fishing
opportunities for salmon, steelhead and rainbow trout as well as good
canoeing and kayaking in the nearby Bulkley River.
St. Stephen's Anglican Church, erected in 1910 is located just off
of Highway 16.
Telkwa Museum, in a 1920's heritage building offers interesting displays
and maps of the area.
Lake Provincial Park: This park offers good camping, nature walks and a marsh view platform
for bird watching. It is located north on the Telkwa High Road. Continuing
along this road, you will meet Highway 16 at Moricetown which is north
Visit canyon walls and creek beds with fossils dating from 40 to 70 million
years. The exit to Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park is located 9 km (5.5
miles) past Telkwa. Further along is the Babine Mountains Provincial Park
with excellent hiking and skiing.
Located in the centre of the Bulkley Valley at the foot of the Hudson
Bay Mountain, Smithers offers excellent downhill and cross-country skiing,
fishing and paddling opportunities. Before the construction of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway this area was a hunting ground of the Carrier Peoples.
It became the railway's divisional headquarters. Nowadays the town's main
economic stays include forestry, tourism, agriculture and some mining.
Central Park Building:
Located at just east of Highway 16 at 1425 Main Street is this municipal
heritage building, erected in 1925. It houses the Smithers Art Gallery,
and the Bulkley Valley Museum with some 5,000 artifacts.
Hudson Bay Mountain:
Hudson Bay Mountain offers nordic trails and 18 down
hill ski runs.
Glacier Gulch and Twin Falls:
Visit the Twin Falls as they tumble down the canyon walls. From here hike
to the Lake Kathlyn Glacier. Access is via the Kathlyn
Lake Road, west of Hwy 16 (north of Smithers).
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