Smithers has many things to do from fishing Skeena river to skiing on the local ski hill. Smithers is also known for having a decent night life, and the town looks like a mini version of a european town. There are many people of european decent in smithers.
If your into four wheeling well this is definatly the place for it.
Only a 10 minute drive from Smithers, the falls are a good detour if you have time in the day. There is also a campsite at the parking area with picnic tables if you wish to have a meal there as well.
About 20km west of Smithers is a small first nations community called Moricetown. There is a canyon there on the side of the highway that many members of the community will still fish for salmon using traditional methods and not so traditional. It is amazing to watch if you are there when they are fishing. Salmon are there usually during the beginning of summer
3251 E Hwy 16
Good for: Families
The hotel is situated alongside a 24hrs Tim Horton and on the corner of two main highways controlled...more
We stayed at The Aspen Inn in Smithers for a ski trip. We Skied at The Hudson Bay Mountain all day...more
1766 Main Street, Smithers, V0J 2N0, Canada
Good for: Couples
3251 East Highway 16 Smithers, British Columbia, S
8335 Kroeker Rd, Smithers, V0J 2N2, Canada
Highway 16 Smithers, British Columbia, Smithers, V
The atmosphere is pleasant and food wonderful. It has a cozy look to it on the inside. The menu has a good mixture of big city dishes and small town pub food.
Favorite Dish: Not much of an eater, but I like to eat the Caesar salad there.
Locate 5km from the Smithers is the airport. There are 2 flights daily by major carrier Air Canada to Vancouver. It takes approximately 90 minutes to fly to Smithers from Vancouver. There are 2 other airlines that have commercial flights out of Smithers to other locations in the northwest or connection service to Vancouver.
Always bring a rain jacket to Smithers. The weather changes quite frequently and on my most recent trip (early July) it rained the entire time.
Bring ski jackets and boots if you come before May, in Northern BC it tends to snow until quite late in the year.
Long pants- bring more pairs than you think you would need. It gets pretty muddy if you're out hiking or riding horses.
Bring your own because clothing, especially high performance technical gear, can be very pricey here.
Bear glacier is located about 4 hours from Smithers located between Meziadin Junction and Stewart. Turn off hiway 16 at Kitwanga and drive to Meziadin Junction. There you turn to drive towards Stewart. The glacier will be located just off the hiway and there is plenty of room to pull over and snap some pics. It has shrunk over the years, but is still an impressive sight.