Smallest incorporated village in British Columbia, Hazelton was an Indian trading centre long before the white traders settled here in 1868.
Hazelton abounds in the "firsts": first church, firch government office, first Hudson's Bay post, first leg of the "all Red Route to the Interior" and Mile 0 of the "Poor Man's Route to the Klondike".
The Village Office and Library, built to resemble a river boat, marks the head of navigation in river-boat days.
The Gitemkuldo totem pole, carved in 1870, stands beside the Library.
In Old Hazelton there are many shops to get souvenirs you may want. Like chess? Well they have a giant set to play with. Take a walk down on the board walk along the Skeena River where you will pass the replica riverboat. Going into Old Hazelton feels like going back in time, with all the building preserved to be like the Pioneer era this is a great place to go to get a feel of what the town use to be like. With so many unique shops down there you will be able to spend lots of time looking around the town.