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Celebrate the four seasons of our beautiful Bulkley Valley

Get out in our mountains! Join the BV Backpackers & Tourism Smithers in our #SmithersMountainMagic Photo Challenge this summer — July 1 to September 1, 2024

Have you captured the magic of the mountains in the beautiful Bulkley Valley, on the unceded traditional territory of the Witsuwit’en people, while you've been out exploring, hiking or skiing? Tourism Smithers has joined up with the BV Backpackers to invite you to share your stunning photos of the local adventures you've been on and get a chance to win some amazing local prizes!

The BV Backpackers Society works to encourage people of all ages to get out and explore the mountains. Check out their Trip Schedule to join them for a hike, bike, ski or snowshoe trip!

Prizes!

Over $1000 of local Gift Certificates & Merchandise Prizes!

FIRST Prize

$100 gift Certificate to Outdoor Essentials plus a grab bag with merchandise valued at approximately $150+

SECOND Prize

$100 Gift Certificate to Oscar's plus a grab bag with merchandise valued at approximately $125+

THIRD Prize

$50 Gift Certificate to Bugwood Bean plus a grab bag with merchandise valued at approximately $100+

Honourable Mention Grab Bags

with merchandise valued at approximately $75+ each

Winner Selection Committee & Announcements

The BV Backpackers will select finalists voted on by a local committee comprised of:

Gladys Atrill, Mayor of Smithers / Executive Director of Tourism Smithers • Taylor Bacharach, Member of Parliament for  Skeena-Bulkley Valley • Grant Harris, Publisher of Interior News • Jordan Young, co-owner Local Supply Company • Sarah Belford, local artist • A big thank you to this committee for volunteering their time!

Winners will be announced in September 2024 online here and on social media —@tourismsmithers on Instagram & Facebook - Watch our pages to like and comment on the photo entries!

Sponsor Thank You's

A big thanks to these local retail sponsors!

Oscar's Fly & Tackle | Dans Sports | BV Outdoor Essentials | Local Supply Co. | McBike & Sport | Smithers Brewing Co. | Bugwood Coffee

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How to Enter

3 Steps and you’re in! 

1. SUBMIT your entry form

fill in ONLINE Entry Form

This is mandatory if you want to enter to win prizes.

2. POST YOUR PHOTOS on Facebook, Instagram or both

  • TAG each photo with both #bvbackpackers2024 and #smithersmountainmagic

  • TAG @tourismsmithers in the comment on each photo (so we are notified)

EMAIL OPTION:

If you don’t have a social media account, email your photos to visit@tourismsmithers.com and we’ll post them for you!

3. FOLLOW US

on social media @tourismsmithers on Instagram & Facebook - Watch our posts to like and comment on the photo entries!

RULES

Please read eligibility and rules outlined below.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this Contest, an individual must:

  • be a legal resident of Canada; and
  • have reached the age of majority in their province at the time of entry.
  • Submit photos taken in the Bulkley Valley

License

By entering this contest, you are giving Tourism Smithers and teh BV Backpackers permission to publish your name, your photos in print and online for promotional purposes.

Winner Selection

All winners may be required to correctly answer a skill-testing question. The BV Backpackers will select finalists that will be voted on by a local committee to determine the winners. Winners will be announced online and notified by phone or email via the contact info on your entry form.

fill in ONLINE Entry Form

#smithersmountainmagic

Online Entry Form




By submitting this form and entering this contest, you are giving Tourism Smithers permission to publish your name, your photos and videos in print and online for promotional purposes. Furthermore you agree to abide by the contest rules and eligibility requirements.

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