Smithers

The Bulkley Valley in which Smithers is situated was originally inhabited by the Wet'suwet'en. Smithers was founded in 1913 as the regional headquarters for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. The new community was named after the railway's chairman of the board of directors, Sir Alfred Smithers. In 1921, Smithers became the first incorporated village in British Columbia. In 1967, Smithers was incorporated as a town.


Bulkley Valley Museum

Smithers | Museums |
The Bulkley Valley Museum is located in the heart of the Town of Smithers in northern British Columbia, at the intersection of Highway 16 and Main Street. The Bulkley Valley Museum is situated...

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Driftwood Canyon Park

Smithers | Natural Settings | Outdoor Activities |
Driftwood Canyon Park covers 23 ha of the Bulkley River Valley, on the east side of Driftwood Creek, 10 km northeast of Smithers. Driftwood Road reaches the park entrance 10 km from Highway 16....

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Hankin-Evelyn Trail

Smithers | Natural Settings | Outdoor Activities |
The Hankin-Evelyn Trail at 8.5 km from Highway 16.  This hiking trail is operated by Recreation Sites and Trails BC.  It is a delightful trail, accessible all year, winding through stunning...

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Kit Home Aladdin Brunswick XVI

Smithers | Historic Sites | Unique Sites |
A Brunswick style Aladdin Company kit home built in the 1920’s. First owned by J. G. Stevens, a station agent at CNR. The house is located at 3908 First Avenue.

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Kit Home Aladdin Cleveland XVI

Smithers | Historic Sites | Unique Sites |
This Aladdin kit home was constructed in the 1920’s. One of the owners was Frank Parker, a conductor for the CNR. Another owner was Jack Hetherington. The home is located at 3991 Alfred...

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Kit Home Aladdin Wabash XVI

Smithers | Historic Sites | Unique Sites |
In 1921, a train dispatcher, H. J. Kelly, purchased the Wabash style kit home from the Aladdin Company. Now owned by a retired train engineer and an Aladdin Kit Home aficionado.

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Kit Home Eaton’s Eagerville

Smithers | Historic Sites | Unique Sites |
This Eagerville style Eaton’s kit home was featured in the 1919 Eaton’s plan book. It was built in 1923 by the first doctor living in Smithers, Dr. Hankinson. Another owner of the home was Norman...

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Smithers Culture Crawl

Smithers | Tour Routes |
The Bulkley Valley Museum invites you to experience a Culture Crawl about Smithers! Starting at the Bulkley Valley Museum, the crawl takes visitors on a remarkable and fascination stroll. Our...

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The Old Church & Gardens

Smithers | Historic Sites | Unique Sites |
The building in Smithers we all refer to affectionately as “The Old Church” started out as St. James’ Anglican Church in 1913, the same year the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway founded the site we now...

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The Shoe House

Smithers | Unique Sites |
Visit the Man Who Lives in a Shoe Travel 30km west of Smithers on Hwy 16 and you will come to the turnoff for Kitsequecla Loop, just after Trout Creek. Follow the road to turn onto the...

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