With a population of 5,800 residents, the alpine town of Smithers is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding wilderness.
The town is 68 km (42 mi) east of Hazelton, on Hwy 16, and 370 km (229 mi) west of Prince George.
- Hudson Bay Mountain. First-class ski slopes. In summer, there is horseback riding and hiking, including hikes to Twin Falls and the glacier (the "Glacier Gulch" trail). edit
- Crater Lake. A good hike passing through beautiful scenery, with views of the Telkwa Mountains. edit
- Smithers Golf and Country Club, Scotia St, ☎ +1-250-847-5950. edit
- Riverside Golf Course and RV Park, 575 Hwy 16 E, ☎ +1-250-847-3229. edit