trains planes and automobiles.
Getting here is easy. Smithers is located in the HEART of BC.
Whether you are coming by vehicle, RV rig, motorcycle or bicycle, Smithers is easily reached by road along the relatively quiet Yellowhead Highway 16. Details on routes at www.hellobc.com & road conditions at www.drivebc.com
Smithers Regional Airport (YYD) is only a five minute drive from downtown Smithers and just 30 minutes from the ski lifts! Check with Air Canada and Central Mountain Air for flights. Details at www.smithers.ca/airport/ including LIVE updates for arrival and departure flight status.
VIA Rail provides passenger train service to Smithers on the very scenic Jasper to Prince Rupert run, complete with dome car for exciting wildlife and landscape viewing. Details at www.viarail.ca
car/truck rentals & taxi service
Car/truck rentals and taxi service are available in town and at the airport.
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime cruise along the BC Coast via the spectacular Inside Passage. Go to BC Ferries for information, scheduling and to make reservations. From or to the US, you can take Alaska Marine Highway system which connects you to the lower 48 Sates and to the State of Alaska. The Alaska Ferry has a major terminal in Prince Rupert where you can board to explore the inside passage to the north.
If you choose a "Cruise and Drive" option coming from the south, you'll ride aboard BC Ferries or the Alaska Marine Service. You're in for a wonderful treat. After disembarking at Prince Rupert, follow Highway 16 East along the mighty Skeena River where you may get a glimpse of seals or eagles feeding on salmon. After visiting the City of Terrace (population 18, 000), prepare yourself for breathtaking panoramas. Look for the fabled "Seven Sisters" near Cedarvale. Next, the Hazelton's - home of K'san, a world-renowned first nations site, including totem poles, museum, carving house and much more. Witset (formerly Moricetown) is home to the Wetsuwet’en First Nation, situated alongside the Bulkley River. It is definitely worth stopping at Witset. There is a convenient pullout at Witset Canyon where you can see the Bulkley River forced through a narrow gorge. This is also where you might also witness Wetsuwet’en fishers pulling salmon, a key traditional food, from the river. During the fishing season the canyon is a busy spot. The fish are prepared on the riverside and moved to smokehouses. Find out more on our Culture & History Tours page.
Looking for local and regional maps?
Check out our MAPS & TRAILS page
Looking for a memorable route to get here?
Like the GREAT NORTHERN CIRCLE ROUTE, ROUTE 16 MOTORCYCLE TOUR, BC TOTEM TOUR, SKI / RIDE NORTH TOURS, or the NORTHERN BC ALE TRAIL... Check out our TOURING ROUTES & CIRCUITS page