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A Whole New Shopping Experience in Terrace

We Invite You to Visit Our Merchants • • • • • • • • • •

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Ardene Bea’s Flowerland Bently Luggage Bootlegger Cooks Jewellers Dollarama Kidz Quest Liquidation World Northern Reflections Penningtons

Red Raven Art Gallery Ricki’s Save On Foods Shefield Express Sight & Sound Sportcheck The Source We Care Home Health Services Winners

Thank You For Shopping Local & Keeping Our Community Strong! We’re Open To Help You! STORE HOURS:

Monday thru Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

More Great Stores Coming in 2013 4741 Lakelse Avenue, Terrace, BC. 250-635-2546 email: skeenamall@bosaproperties.com

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Circle Tour Routes

Stop by for answers to your travel questions, book trips & accommodations, get maps, brochures and information on the Terrace area…as well as other regions.

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XX Heritage Discovery

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To Prince George

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(Canyon City)

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Lava Beds Kitwanga

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The Hazeltons Smithers Burns Houston Lake

Laxgalts’ap Rosswood

Prince George

Kitsumkalum Lake

Vanderhoof Barkerville

Quesnel

(Highway 113)

Williams Lake

To Prince Rupert

Terrace

100 Mile House Clinton

Port Hardy

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Campbell River Courtenay

Lytton Vancouver

Vancouver Island

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Nisga’a Highway

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Port McNeill

Seven Sisters Mountains

(Greenville)

Fort St. James

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Kitimat

Queen Charlotte Islands

ph: 250-635-4944 1-877-635-4944 4511 Keith Ave. Terrace “follow the signs” www.VisitTerrace.com • info@Visitterrace.com

Nanaimo

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Northwest Regional Airport

Kitimat

Duncan

Refer to Getting Here Pg. 2 for more details.

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Get Here & Home Again Welcome to Terrace Explore Our World 29 Things To Do in Terrace Uncovering Terrace’s Roots First Nations Culture & History Get Back to Nature Wild Salmon & Steelhead Outdoor Adventures

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Summer Fun: Activiites Terrace Area Map Thornhill Map Summer Fun: Action Sports Winter Fun Stay & Enjoy Leisure Services Catch our Spirit Festivals Kids Fun Visitors’ Directory Meet our Neighbours

This guide is available as PDF at www.VisitTerrace.com CREDITS: Tourism Manager: Tyler Clarke Travel Guide Committee: Debbie Letawski, Bruno Belanger, Tyler Clarke Layout & Design: Sandra Smith, Spark Design Printing: Mitchell Press Ad Sales: The Terrace Standard / Black Press

The Terrace Standard A Division of Black Press T 250-638-7283, F 250-638-8432 www.terracestandard.com advertising@terracestandard.com Mitchell Press 8328 Riverbend Court Burnaby, BC, Canada www.mitchellpress.com

Kermodei Tourism Toll Free: 1.877.635.4944 4511 Keith Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 1K1 T: 250.635.4944 • F: 250.635.2573 www.VisitTerrace.com • info@Visitterrace.com A special thanks to our contributors and advertisers.

© 2013 Kermodei Tourism Society

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Get Here & Home Again

Circle Tour Routes

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XX Cranberry Connector 37

XX Heritage Discovery

‘Ksan PrinceTerrace Rupert Skidgate

The Hazeltons Smithers Burns Houston Lake

Fort St. James Prince George

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Kitimat

Vanderhoof

Queen Charlotte Islands

Barkerville

Quesnel 97

Williams Lake 100 Mile House Clinton

Port Hardy Port McNeill

Lillooet 19

Campbell River Courtenay

Lytton Vancouver

Vancouver Island

Nanaimo

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Hope

Duncan

Victoria

By Vehicle Driving Routes www.hellobc.com Hwy Conditions www.drivebc.com Most visitors drive Highway 16 to Terrace to take advantage of the incredible scenery along the way. Driving to Terrace from Vancouver, Calgary, or Edmonton is a must for anyone whether it’s your first time in Canada or your have lived here your whole life. Plan to take several days to allow you to maximize the time in the communities and stops along the way. Don’t forget to keep your camera handy as this drive is home to more wildlife than anywhere in BC! For more info about the drive and best routes check out some of the more popular Driving and Circle Routes in BC at www.hellobc.com

By Air Airport info: www.yxt.ca Airlines: www.hawkair.ca www.flycma.com www.aircanada.ca

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not uncommon to see whales, eagles, and the pure splendour of BC’s inside passage. Find all you need to book your trip on the BC Ferry website.

Fuel and Diesel: There is no need to worry as there is no shortage of Large and small communities along the way to get gas/diesel or grab a bight to eat. Car Rental: Should you require a vehicle while in Terrace there are many trusted car rental businesses which offer visitors a variety of options for transportation including vehicles equipped for winter driving.

By Ferry www.bcferries.com A popular BC circle route, the Heritage Discovery, entails taking the ferry between Vancouver Island andthe Mainland, stopping in Terrace when driving to or from Prince Rupert. The ferry is capable of carrying large RV’s and motor homes. This 15 hour journey takes your through the spectacular Coastal BC waters and it is

The Kitimat-Terrace Regional Airport is the largest in the area with about 10 direct daily flights to Vancouver, as well as flights to a host of other Northwestern communities. Your choice of airlines from the Main Terminal at Vancouver YVR airport are Air Canada, Central Mountain Air, and our Northern airlines of Hawkair who all provide excellent value and service.

By Rail www.viarail.ca Did you know that you can travel the length of our great country via train? VIA Rail trains pass through Terrace several times a week travelling between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Weaving in and out of the mountains passing by raging rivers, the train allows access to wilderness sights and scenery not visible from the highway. The Via Rail station is located at the George Little House at the base of Kalum Street. Passenger trains don’t run every day. For Information about traveling by train can be found on Via rail’s website.

By Bus www.greyhound.ca Travelling on a budget or looking for a simple solution to getting around in BC, Greyhound Canada has a station in Terrace with daily departures heading in all directions. Call 250.635.3680 for local schedules and fares.

By Bike During the summer, many cyclists pass through town on BC adventures. It’s best for bikers to thoroughly research local terrain before traveling through the area, but local bike shops are more than happy to assist should any technical difficulties arise.

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Cranberry Connector

37N Meziadin Junction Meziadin Lake Stewart To Hyder, Alaska Cranberry Junction Nass Camp

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To Prince George

Gitlakdamix

Gitwinksihlkw

(New Aiyansh)

(Canyon City)

(Kincolith)

Lava Beds Kitwanga Laxgalts’ap

Seven Sisters Mountains

(Greenville)

Rosswood Kitsumkalum Lake

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Nisga’a Highway

Terrace

Kitimat

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Northwest Regional Airport

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(Highway 113)

To Prince Rupert

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Where all the fun goes!

CHANCES TERRACE After exploring Terrace’s natural beauty, come on down to Chances Terrace for a tasty bite to eat. Try out the slot machines, stop in for bingo or cheer on your favourite sports team on the big screen TVs in our sports lounge. A trip to Terrace isn’t complete without a visit to Chances. 4410 Legion Avenue, Terrace, B.C., V8G 1N6

Sunday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

250-635-2411

www.chances.ca/locations/Terrace

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A Message from the Mayor of Terrace

On behalf of our Council and the citizens of Terrace, I would like to extend a warm welcome and an open invitation for you to visit our beautiful City. The City of Terrace is located amidst the thick forests and steep mountain slopes on a series of terraces that were shaped by glaciers thousands of years ago. Home to world-class fishing and exceptional downhill and back-country skiing, Terrace can boast of year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Hiking & biking trails for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts, camping opportunities, white-water kayaking and rafting and an 18-hole mountain golf course that will take your breath away are just a few of the things that a trip to Terrace can offer. You’ll also find a wide range of modern retail

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Welcome to Terrace

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businesses, restaurants, and entertainment choices as well as the largest Farmers’ Market in Northern BC and a thriving arts community. Our community is made up of some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Please come experience our northern hospitality while soaking in the relaxed pace and rich culture of the area. And you never know...you just might catch a glimpse of our famous white Kermodei bear. Happy traveling!

Mayor Dave Pernarowski, City of Terrace

A Message from the Executive Director and Board of Directors

Terrace Visitor Info Centre

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A warm welcome to visitors from near and far. We believe in our community and are delighted to share our passion for Terrace and the surrounding region. Make sure to drop by the Visitor Information Centre located at 4511 Keith Ave. where our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with your travel plans - from booking your accommodation to transportation reservations to organizing tours.

A special thanks to the regional businesses who have advertised in this year’s guide. With their support we continue to share with the world why Terrace is a worldclass destination. Stay Connected -We want to hear your stories and see your photos of your travels. Join us and other travelers for up-to-date information online at www.visitterrace.ca or find us on Facebook by searching Visit Terrace. Happy trails.

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2013 Summer Events not to be missed! XX Pacific Northwest Music Festival April 4 - 20 XX National Aboriginal Day June 21 XX Farmers Market is every Saturday from May to October XX Spring Studio Tour on the May long weekend: May 18/19/20 2013 XX Summer Arts Festival June 28 - July 7

Explore Our World

As the sun hits the highest snow-capped mountain peaks, descends into the vast valleys and illuminates the mossdrenched rainforest and glacial rivers, you know you have arrived in no ordinary place. It’s here First Nations legends come alive, the mysterious white Kermodei Bear roams free and the fish draw anglers from around the globe. It’s no wonder ‘Terrace-ites’ live for the great outdoors all year round. Whether it’s making epic powder turns, diving into crystal clear water or climbing to timberline, the options are endless. Add warm smiles and greetings as you walk the streets and visit our many shops, eateries and places to stay and you’ll soon discover why Terrace is the heart of the Skeena Valley and North Coast Mountains.

Fast Facts XX The Skeena River is North America’s largest un-dammed river and second longest river in BC with up to 5 million spawning salmon a year XX Population: In the summer months you’ll find more salmon than people, a million more actually. With approx. 12,000 people residing in Terrace, and 17,000 in the surrounding area of Kitimat-Stikine, our numbers are nothing compared to our slippery friends. XX Elevation: 713 ft / 217 m XX Top 5 Languages: English, French, Punjabi, German, Portuguese XX World-record catch: In 2001 a German visitor landed a 99 pound Chinook Salmon on the Skeena River

Enjoy Terrace’s Skeena Valley Farmers Market

~FARM & NURSERY~

250-635-1907

4903 Graham Ave., Terrace OPEN MAY TO OCTOBER

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“UP TO 75 VENDORS’ VENDORS’

Open Saturdays 9AM to 2PM May to the end of October Located in the George Little Park (on Market Street)


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Top 29 things to do in Terrace 01 Stroll or roll on the Grandtrunk Pathway and grab an ice cream on the way. 02 Take the scenic drive to Kitimat and look for the tallest Sitka Spruce, drive by Rio Tinto Alcan’s plant and explore Hospital beach, and finish off with a meal at Sea Masters in Kitimaat Village.

03 Explore Heritage park and learn how Terrace came to be. 04 Take the drive to Kitselas Canyon and see the beautiful totems and longhouses, and take a picture overlooking the canyon and the mighty Skeena River

05 Catch a Salmon- maybe yours will be the next World Record 06 Hike Terrace mountain and have lunch overlooking town.

15 Grab a fresh cup of coffee and a muffin and visit the Terrace Art Gallery. 16 Pick up a souvenir at one of downtowns many shops and malls.

17 Borrow a bike from the Community bike loan program and explore the Howe Creek trail and see Terrace from a different view. 18 Visit the ever popular Farmers market on Saturday morning and why not stay for lunch. 19 Take in the Riverboat Days celebrations in August.

20 Participate in the First Annual Terrace And District Arts Council Arts Festival

21 Pick up a fresh sandwich and take a drive to Rosswood, be sure to stop in at Findlay lake for a refreshing swim. 22 Have a relaxing dinner out 23 Sleep in! Book a massage... you deserve it.

24 Ski at Shames Mountain or Onion Lake Cross Country ski trails 25 Do a guided fishing charter and see how the pro’s do it. 26 Brave the mighty Kalum or Copper rivers on a raft with Skeena Valley Expeditions

27 Join a cultural tour or take the historical building tour walk in downtown Terrace. 28 Stay up late and enjoy some live entertainment... and dance the night away.

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29 Visit the historic George Little House to learn some of Terrace’s rich history.

09 Eat a Halibut burger or fresh fish, in Terrace, Kitimat, or Prince Rupert

Come and be a part of the WOW!

08 Hike the Pine Lakes trails

10 Drive the Shames Mountain ski hill road to the switchback for a view you’ll never forget. 11 Visit Exstew falls on your way to Prince Rupert.

12 Visit the Nass Valley and explore the Lava Beds, Musuem in Greenville, or even take a guided tour to the Lava Cone. 13 Take a leisurely walk at Kleanza Creek Provincial Park and picninc next the the creek.

14 Walk or ride the twin spruce trail at Lakelse Lake Provincial park

From free to fee Terrace has it all.

Daily Guided Tours: June 1 to August 31 Tours by Appointment Off Season. Groups Welcome. 250-635-4546 curator@heritageparkmuseum.com www.heritageparkmuseum.com

Skeena Landing in Terrace has retail and office space available for lease. We are proud to be the home of Blackstone’s Restaurant, the Lodge at Skeena Landing, Mountainside Gallery & Framing, Cafe Zesta and Flying Fish. We welcome the opportunity for new businesses to join us!

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The Best Deck In Town!

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The Skeena River

High in the coastal mountains of Northwestern British Columbia, at the edge of the Spasizi Plateau, the Skeena River begins its 610 kilometre run to the Pacific. Much like today, the mighty Skeena has been the region’s lifeline for millions of years. The Tsimshian were the first people to occupy the area more than 10,000 years ago and they depended on the river for survival. At the turn of the

century the Skeena became an important transportation artery for pioneer settlers, traders and miners. And so began the era of the riverboats shipping valuable goods up and down the river. Today you’ll find lone or groups of fishers landing the big one along the river banks or cruising the currents in their boats.

TIP: For the soul of the Skeena look to the totem carvings, listen to the songs and drumbeats and marvel at the artistic genius of the Tsimshian, ancient people of the “River of Mists.”

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George Little House

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TIP: The friendly staff at the Little House provide a warm refuge and wealth of information for both visitors and locals alike. Be sure to drop by for a good ol’ fashioned Terrace welcome. You may even meet one of George Little’s descendants.

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Kalum Lake, located 25km north of Terrace, is a great location to go canoeing, fishing, or camping with your family. The campground runs on a first come, first serve basis and does not accept reservations.

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Uncovering Terrace’s Roots

In the spring of 1905, George Little left the hustle and bustle of the Yukon Gold Rush and snowshoed over the Kitimat Trail to the shores of the Skeena River. As he gazed over the magical vista he envisioned a life of opportunity. When the government opened the land for sale George staked his claim on acres including the site, which Terrace stands today. He established a homestead and sawmill in response to the needs of the new railway and donated nine acres of land so a new railway station could be built, transforming Terrace into a busy commercial hub. George married Clara Beste in 1912 and together they raised a family of five children. Nearly one year before his death in 1955, George rode the first Canadian National Railway train to make the Terrace – Kitimat run over the route he first snowshoed nearly half a century earlier. Several years ago, the City of Terrace restored George Little’s home to its original state and moved its location to the bottom of Kalum Street. The building that was once home to our city’s founder, now welcomes train passengers as the VIA Rail Station. Here you’ll also find local handicrafts, cultural artifacts, and antiques. On Sundays in the summer be sure to peruse the Flea Market full of eclectic finds and hidden treasures.


The Kwinitsa Foreman’s Residence and Grand Trunk Pathway

At the heart of the community is Terrace’s landmark park, preserved in the memory of the town’s founder, George Little. This central gathering place celebrates its 100th year in 2011. With lots of room to move and play, you can throw a Frisbee or take a workout at the Green Gym, the outdoor fitness training centre, while the kids test their skills on the miniature skate park and have fun in the playground. Centered around amazing mountain ranges form a majestic backdrop make it the perfect spot for everything from small family picnics to large community gatherings. centering around the newly constructed Spirit Square and outdoor stage. George Little Park is also the site of the Public Library, Art Gallery, as well as, the Farmer’s Market, which takes place on Saturdays from May to October.

Explore the only residential building of the Canadian National Railway known to survive the area. The Kwinitsa Foreman’s Residence was home to a succession of foremen who worked at the Kwinitsa station (71.5 km west of Terrace) and supported the rail line between Terrace and Prince Rupert. In summertime indulge in a cool treat while enjoying the mountain vista from the adjoining patio.

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George Little Park and Spirit Square

Throughout the summer months, various events are held in George Little Park which features local musicians. For more information please visit www.visitterrace.com

You can also take a stroll along The Grand Trunk Pathway, taken from the name of the first railroad to forge across the north. Ideal for walking, jogging, cycling or rollerblading, this 1.6 km paved walkway runs parallel to Hwy 16 and features a series of interpretive signs that provide interesting details on historical events and monuments. Locals call it ‘The Millennium Trail’ as it officially opened in 2000.

Rosswood Drive north on Hwy #113 for 43km’s Discover the charm of Rosswood, a 45 minute drive North along the Nisga’a Hwy 113. This neat little community is famous for the crystal clear mountain spring water flowing from their ‘Peeing Tree’, which is said to have healing qualities to it. The area is home to hundreds of bald eagles, spawning Salmon, swans and beautiful mountain vistas. Who knows you might even catch a glimpse of a sneaky fox, wolves, moose, a grizzly bear or even an elusive Kermodei bear. Kalum Lake is one of the largest and deepest lakes in the area and his home to great fishing and hosts a new boat launch. Kitsumkalum Provincial Park is located at the south end of the lake and is considered a user maintained campground and has no overnight fees. Stop by the General Store for a coffee and snack, as well as, visit or stay at the Community Campground where you may find the Archery Club in action.

Heritage Park Museum

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An elaborate wreath woven from the hair of Terrace’s founding family, an enormous bear skin, and the community’s first fire truck: the strangely ordinary lives of early settlers in the Terrace area are on display in the eight authentic log cabins at Heritage Park Museum. Tour exhibits on mining, forestry, farming, trapping, homesteading, and transportation. Trace the ecological history of the area in the organic heritage garden, watch a demonstration in the blacksmith’s shop during special events, or simply have a picnic lunch in the parklike setting. Admission by donation.

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Visits by donation; May 15-31 M-F 10-6, June 1-Aug 31 seven days a week 10-6, Sept. 1-April 30 tours by appointment.

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The Old Bridge

22 km’s east of Terrace towards Kitwanga

Access the old bridge via Lakesle Ave

East of Terrace along Hwy 16 stands the Usk Chapel, a charming little replica of a church that was destroyed in the great 1936 flood. While you’re there be sure to take a ride on the Usk Ferry, a rare reaction powered ferry that travels across the Skeena River to the rural community of Usk. Its history dates back to 1912 with the building of the right-of-way for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The Old Bridge is an historical feat of engineering that once boasted the title as the longest, single lane, wood decked, curved bridge in North America. Constructed to allow people and vehicles to easily cross the Skeena River, the rock outcroppings under the bridge became a formidable obstacle for the sternwheelers. As such, ringbolts were anchored in the rocks to help the riverboats navigate their way safely through the canyon on their journey

upstream. These ringbolts are still visible in the rocks at the west end of the bridge.

The Kitsumgallum Cemetery Here rests many of our pioneer ancestors including George Little and his family. The Kitsumgallum Cemetery is located at the top of the first hill on Kalum Lake Drive. Next to the cemetery you’ll find an original trail that looks out across the valley.

Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwina’asanskwhl Nisga’a (Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park) U n i q u e . C u l t u r a l . E x p e r i e n c e . WIL KSI BAXHL MIHL

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To book a tour see the BC Parks web Page

www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/nisgaa/ or call Nass Valley Tours at 250-633-2733 (May – September).

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The Northwest is home to a rich history of First Nations culture that dates back to “time immemorial”. Many opportunities exist to uncover authentic First Nations experiences that are based on the traditional lifestyle. Visit the Tsimshian communities closest to Terrace – the Kitselas and Kitsumkalum. Take a day trip to visit the Haisla in Kitimaat Village or to the Nass Valley where the ancient Lava Beds and four Nisga’a villages are waiting to be discovered.

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Local First Nations

Kitsumkalum – The People of the Robin Kitsumkalum is located just west of Terrace. As you cross the Kalum River, its log and wood buildings immediately catch your eye. Several buildings are inspired by traditional longhouses but serve different purposes. The Kitsumkalum are The People of The Robin and like all Tsimshian, the traditional society is matrilineal, which means they are organized according to the female side of the family. At Kitsumkalum pop into The House of Sim-Oi-Ghets gift shop and general store that specializes in aboriginal arts and crafts. Adorning the storefront is a striking original west coast design, which depicts the four main crests of Kitsumkalum: Eagle, Killer Whale, Raven and Wolf. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the Robin perched at the very top. For more events and information go to www.kitsumkalum.bc.ca

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Nisga’a Museum

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Totem poles located in Kitselas.

First Nations Culture & History


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A scenic drive along Nisga’a Highway 113 brings you into the beautiful Nass Valley. Just past Lava Lake, discover Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park (site of Canada’s last great volcanic eruption 250 years ago). Experience our culture —— explore all four Nisga’a villages. -

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> capital of the Nisga’a Nation —— tour the parliament building and learn about our system of government and landmark treaty

> visit our information centre, take the auto tour, enjoy a guided hike to the top of the lava cone and learn our traditional songs (nassvalleytours.com)

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> take a walk on the ancient swinging foot bridge crossing K-’alli Aksim Lisims (the mighty Nass River)

> home of the famous 55 ft bears den pts’aan and towering 60 ft education pts’aan (totem poles)

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> explore the Nisga’a Museum —— one of the finest collections of Northwest Coast aboriginal art in existence —— view over 300 priceless artifacts

> traditional harvesting place of the oolichan, known to our people as the “saviour” fish

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> the village where the river meets the sea —— the seafood capital of the Nass

> stroll the seawall —— surrounded by breathtaking ocean and mountain views


The People of the Kitselas Canyon 20 minutes aast of Terrace towards Kitwanga National Historic Site of Canada The town of Kitselas Canyon, is a narrow passage of the Skeena River defined by tumultuous water and jagged cliffs. The canyon is home to the Gitselasu, otherwise known as the Kitselas people. The Kitselas are one of seven Tsimshian First Nations communities in Northwestern B.C. Some remnants and residuum discovered through Archaeological research and excavations at the Kitselas Canyon have been carbon-dated to 5,000+ years, thus confirming occupancy of the Kitselas Canyon area for at least that many years. z The language used in the Kitselas Nation is Tsimshian (symalgyax). The coastal and inland dialects of the language differed only in the use of a few words. There are four main clans. They are:

XX Gispudwada (Killerwhale)

XX Ganhada (Raven) The original villages in this area have long since been abandoned but in recent years, the Gitselasu have developed the award-winning Kitselas Canyon National Historic Site. Visitors on a guided tour can wander through four thematic longhouse displays, a carving shed, animal display, historical display and more. Free outdoor activities include views of the longhouses, an interpretive nature trail that leads to the canyon,6 totem poles, petroglyphs and a view of historic Ringbolt Island and the mighty Skeena River.

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XX Laxsgiik (Eagle)

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XX Laxgiboo (Wolf)

Terrace, BC Tel. (250) 615-7852 1-866-324-5617

email: info@splitmountain.ca web: www.splitmountain.ca facebook.com/SplitMountainAdventures Scenic and Historic Driving tours in Northwest BC

Join our small group tour through the mountains and villages of the Skeena and Nass

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Gitselasu Hours of Operation – Summer

XX Open from July 4 – Sept 15th Guided tours includes access to longhouses and interpretive trail

XX Twice daily @ 10am and 3pm Sharp! XX Mon – Sat XX Adults - $16 Children - $8 (12 and under) Seniors - $8 (65 and over)

XX Visitors are asked to register 20 min before tours begin XX 2 -3 hours in length XX Unguided tours allow access to interpretive trail only XX Gate and Hiking-trail open from 8am – 9pm XX 7 days a week XX Free of charge

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Call in advance to confirm hours of operation and make a reservation: 250.635.8882 x231

Gemma’s Gifts & Souvenirs 4627 LAKELSE AVE. TERRACE

FRESH HOMEMADE FUDGE ACROSS FROM THE INN OF THE WEST

CANADIAN SOUVENIRS Native Art • Moccasins Handcrafted Canadian Jade Jewelry KERMODEI BEAR Mugs, Keychains, Pins, T-shirts, Artwork INTERNET ACCESS

John Wilson Haisla Nation

Largest selection of Quality Gifts & Souvenirs in the Northwest 1-800-563-4362 (BC only) or 250-635-4086 Fridays til 9PM Sundays 11-5

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www.gemmasgift.com • gemmas@citywest.ca • Open 7 days a week

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The Haisla

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South towards Kitimat is Kitamaat Village - home to the Haisla people. In Tsimshian the word Kitamaat means People of the Snow. For hundreds of years the Haisla have occupied many different areas throughout their territory, but today they are primarily found at the head of the Douglas Channel on BC’s North Coast.

Unearth The Nisga’a – One Heart, One Nation

Today you can follow a self-drive auto tour that highlights the epic scenery, notable features and stories to educate visitors of the Nisga’a heritage. Be sure to drop in to the Nisga’a Visitor Centre where you can access information on special events and guided tours to the volcanic crater.

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Just outside the park there are four communities - Gitlakdamix (New Aiyansh), Gitwinksihlkw (Canyon City), Laxgalts’ap (Greenville), Gingolx (Kincolith). All communities are road accessible from the park. You’ll find amenities such as grocery stories, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, gift shops, gas stations and health services. Nass Camp RV Campground has 16 fully serviced RV sites, a sani-dump and a restaurant. www.bcparks.ca

In the Nass- family is everything

There’s lots to take in while visiting the village - historical totem poles, ocean views, trails lining the coast, two marinas, wildlife viewing, a fresh seafood restaurant and a number of First Nations artisan shops. www. haislatourism.com

The dramatic landscape fused with the rich Nisga’a culture makes the Nass Valley a very unique experience. Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park or Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a offers visitors a chance to explore a volcanic landscape and learn about the culture and legends of the Nisga’a people. Approximately 250 years ago a volcano erupted consuming thousands of Nisga’a citizens and forcing them to relocate their villages.

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Gitlakdamix (New Aiyansh) The community of Gitlaxt’aamix is considered by many to be the “eye” of the Nisga’a Nation since it is the home of Nisga’a Lisims Government. In fact the community itself is a testament to the struggles of the people in securing adequate services in health and education. The Nisga’a Treaty signed in 2000 was one of the first modern day treaties signed in BC. From the Nisga’a perspective a journey that

lasted 113 years. Now the people have a foundation to build an economy and a place to share their stories, culture in a meaningful and respectful way with visitors. While in the community check out the Lisims Government Building where the legislative chamber is shaped like a cone reflecting the volcanic explosion that permanently changed the landscape of the valley, or the foyer of the Gitlaxt’aamix Recreation Center where four totem poles stand to remind the community members


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TIP: Watch as a master carver turns his story into history.

the value of working together, or take a picture of the Old Community hallone of the very first public buildings built without government contributions. A true testament to the spirit of the Nisga’a peoples “Common Bowl” philosophy. Welcome to Gitlaxt’aamix we look forward to your visit and hope you enjoy learning about the various totem poles (Pt’saan), stories, crests and artwork that adorns our beautiful community buildings.

Gingolx (Kincolith) Situated on the mouth of the Nass River at the ocean’s edge, this is the final stop on the Nisga’a Highway. Once a year this tiny village hosts thousands of visitors to celebrate Crabfest, a twoday music festival that honours the community’s abundance of seafood. Entertainment includes Aboriginal and metis performers as well as big name headliners. The friendly folk and fresh seafood feasts make it a summer highlight. Meander along the waterfront boardwalk to experience spectacular views of the ocean and soaring eagles.

Laxgalts’ap (Greenville) The small community of Laxgalts’ap was once a critical fishing spot for oolichan. Surrounded by incredible scenery and staggering mountain vistas, Laxgalts’ap is home to the new Nisga’a Museum - a 10,000 square foot world-class gallery. The floor plan emulates a traditional feast bowl with the soaring roofline resembling a canoe.

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You can also stop in at the local carving shed to watch talented carvers at work while you listen to their stories of the history of the Nisga’a people and their land. www. nisgaamuseum.ca

Gitwinksihlkw (Canyon City) Perched on the north bank of the Nass River you’ll find Gitwinksihlkw, home of the 400-foot suspension bridge that was once the only access to the village. Be sure to check out the totem poles on the driving bridge, as well as, take a short stroll along the path to marvel at the massive cottonwoods and catch a glimpse of the fish wheels in motion.

First Nations Arts & Crafts by Local Artists P: (250)-638-1629 F: (250)-635-6110 Located 3 miles West of Terrace, BC on Highway 16 West

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Kermodei Bear – A Legendary Mascot

Get Back to Nature

Anyone who has set sight upon the revered white Kermodei bear is one lucky soul. The Kermodei, also known as the Spirit bear, ghost bear or Moksgm’ol in Tsimshian, is unique to the North Coast rainforest and sightings are rare. Even locals who have lived in the region their entire lives have yet to catch a glimpse of Terrace’s legendary mascot.

First Nations legends recall the Kermodei as the spirit of the rainforest. Long ago a raven changed the earth from snowy white to forest green but didn’t want to forget the past. So the raven changed every tenth black bear into a white one to remember the world the way it had once been.

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What makes this white bear so intriguing is that it is a black bear in every respect except for its bright coat of fur. One might think that the bears are albinos but the famous white fur comes from a recessive gene that both parents must possess for their cub to be white.

TIP: As the city’s official mascot you will find statues of the animal, all uniquely painted by local artists on display throughout the downtown and along the Grand Trunk Pathway. You can also spot a white bear while driving towards downtown on the Old Skeena Bridge. Hint: Just look up. 

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The North Coast Rainforest The lush habitat of the North Coast Rainforest is one of the most spectacular ecologically diverse regions in the world. Its proximity to the ocean and mountains provide an abundance of precipitation giving life to the plants and animals. Tree species vary in composition but are all predominantly coniferous with an understory of broadleaved trees and shrubs. The Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock and Red Cedar are the most common. An interesting feature to note is the Nurse Log - a fallen tree that as it decays provide ecological facilitation to seedlings. About 100 species of vertebrates depend on the ancient rainforest for survival. The most common large mammals are the black-tailed deer, black bear, grizzly bear, gray wolf and mountain goat. In the autumn, the forest floor sprouts a wide variety of wild mushrooms including golden chanterelles, king boletes, morels, lobsters, oysters, pines and many more. Whether for personal use or for profit, mushroom picking is a very popular pastime.

TIP: Biomass is the total weight of every living thing in the forest. BC’s rainforests have more biomass than any other forest on earth including tropical rainforests. Visit Lakelse Lake Provincial Park and Gruchy’s Beach to wander through an old growth forest and view the spawning salmon.

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Devil’s club

And if you are interested in the healing power of plants, local First Nations prize devil’s club as one of the most medically and spiritually important plants of the region. The most common traditional uses are to treat infections including tuberculosis and to treat acute and chronic disorders including rheumatism, arthritis and gastrointestinal complaints.

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Other palatable forest finds include a wide varieties of wild blueberries, bog cranberries, huckleberries and salmon berries.

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Wildlife Viewing and Etiquette

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It’s a wild, wild world and when spring arrives it’s common to see black bears while driving along the highway and hiking the trails. While seeing a bear is often a highlight, proper visitor behavior in bear country is necessary.

XX Don’t surprise or approach bears. Bears will usually move out of the way if they hear people approaching, so make noise and hike in groups. XX Roadside bears. It’s exciting to see bears up close but we must act responsibly to keep them wild and healthy. If you see a bear along the road, please give them lots of space. Roadside bears quickly become habituated to vehicles and people increasing their chances of being hit by motor vehicles. Other wildlife that you may encounter include grizzly bears, moose, deer, coyotes, wolves, cougars, beavers, mountain goats and more. Bald eagles can be spotted most anywhere but particularly along the rivers and lakes. There are also over 100 unique bird species including Canada Geese, Osprey and the Trumpeter Swan, a provincially blue-listed species. In late summer, salmon spawning turns many clear streams shades of pink such as Clearwater Creek. And since the Skeena River leads to the Pacific Ocean you may spot seals and otters in the river hunting for fish.

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Grizzly bear viewing in the Khutzeymateen.

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Today’s Fresh, Sustainable Catch: Wild Salmon & Steelhead Scenic beauty, a vast variety of waterways and a fleet of powerful fish make this region an unparalleled destination for big scale adventures. Each year anglers are lured to the Skeena Valley in the hopes of landing the big one and it’s a known fact that more salmon and steelhead are caught in the Skeena River and its tributaries than any other place in the world.

STOP into the Terrace Visitor Info Centre

KNOW the regulations

Ocean Fishing – Just a stone’s throw away.

River fishing with local guides

Westcoast Fishing Adventures Ltd.

From big halibut, salmon, rock fish, ling cod, to many kinds of shell fish the pacific ocean is full of amazing fishing opportunities. Whether it is catch and release or to bring home – Prince Rupert and Kitimat have amazing ocean charters to get your catch of the day.

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Rod Loan Program: May 15th- September 31st

The fishing opportunities are diverse and last throughout the year depending on the species and watershed. Steelhead fishing is prime in the early spring and late fall while the summer offers a chance to catch all five species of Pacific salmon – King, Sockeye, Coho, Pink and Chum. Trophysized trout such as Rainbow, Kokanee, Lake, Dolly Varden, Mountain Whitefish, Lake Whitefish and Burbot can also be found in the lakes year round.

New to fishing? Stop in at the Terrace Visitor Centre to borrow a rod and tackle. Get out and see what all the buzz is about. Damage deposit and fishing license required.

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Chinook • Coho • Pink • SoCkeye • Chum • STeeLheAD

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Classified rod days and all non-classified waters in region 6. Fish prime waters of the biggest ‘Wild’ Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout. Fly and Spey Specialists who serve every level of experience.

Fast Facts: XX The world record for catching (and releasing) a 99-pound Chinook Salmon is held by a visiting German tourist who had her first fishing experience in the Skeena River in 2001. XX In the summer of 2009, Ali Howard swam the length of the Skeena River, a 610-kilometre journey from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean just like a migrating salmon. Supported by a team of experts, her goal was to raise awareness of the environmental threats to the Skeena including coalbed methane drilling and pipeline development.

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TIP: Be sure to check local fishing regulations and license rules as there are numerous changes to regulations throughout the year.

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Access to the water is simple: HARBERCRAFT

XX Cast into the Skeena from the banks of Ferry Island or into the lower end of the Zymoetz (Copper River) from China Bar. XX Launch your boat at Fisherman’s Park or at the Kitsumkalum Boat Launch and RV Park just west of Terrace on the Kalum River or south of Rosswood on the Nisga’a Hwy on the Kalum River or at one of the boat launches in our Provincial Parks. XX Take a drive to Kitimat and the Pacific Inland Coast on the Douglas Channel or to Prince Rupert to experience phenomenal ocean fishing. There are many guide outfits that offer day charters or all-inclusive packages. These professional fishing guides are not only technically skillful anglers who know the right times and places to enjoy good fishing but they can also teach you how to improve your skills and knowledge.

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4946 GREIG AVE., TERRACE • 250-635-2909 TUESDAY - SATURDAY • 8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. www.kensmarine.ca 8th Annual

Stewart Bear Arts Festival Stewart, British Columbia August 9 -11

Interpretive Programs, Photo Contest, Movie Nights and more! Bob Gay photo

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TIP: Camp, park your RV, hike the trails and fish from the banks of the Skeena right within the city limits on Ferry Island.

Leisurely Walks XX Ferry Island is a flat 2.8 km loop that skirts the banks of the Skeena. Be on the lookout for unique woodcarvings by local artist Rick Goyette hidden amongst the trees. XX The Grand Trunk Pathway is a popular place for walking, jogging, cycling or rollerblading. This paved linear trail follows Hwy16 West for 1.6 km. XX Howe Creek Trail is a picturesque old timber trail along Terrace’s main creek. This easy path is home to birds and amphibians, as well as a fish hatchery at the end of Eby Street. XX Redsand Lake Demonstration Forest is 26 kms north on the West Kalum Forestry Road. The bumpy drive is well worth it as there are some great trails to explore. Check out a 2 km trail that leads to Lookout Hill with scenic views of the lake and Kalum valley. There’s also a 1.6 km self-guided trail with interpretive signs, as well as, a moderate 3.8 km hike.

The Path to Outdoor Adventure

Mountain Treks to Intermediate Hikes and Leisurely Walks You’ve entered a hiker’s paradise with up to 20 day hikes in the area. From heart-pumping climbs to extensive backcountry excursions, you will be treated to some of the most spectacular scenery.

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XX Twin Spruce is an easy 2 km walk that winds through old growth forests and wetlands. This trial is located at Furlong Bay Campground in Lakelse Lake Provincial Park.

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XX Gruchy’s Beach is an easy 1 km trail that follows Williams Creek through an old growth forest to a popular sandy beach on Lakelse Lake.


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TIP: For more detailed information and directions pick up the Guide to Recreational Trails in the Terrace Area at the Visitor Centre.

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Intermediate Hikes XX Terrace Mountain is a moderate 4.5 km vertical climb with some steep spots and rewarding views overlooking Terrace. XX Thornhill Mountain is a moderate hike that follows an old mining trail for 4.8 km to the alpine and the old forestry lookout. Here you’ll find sensational panoramic views of the Skeena and Kitimat Valleys. XX Bornite Mountain is a 4.6 km hike following an old mining trail to a sub-alpine ridge. An unmarked route continues to the peak giving panoramic views of the Skeena Valley and surrounding areas. XX Hai Lake is a moderate to easy 1 km hike through old growth forests that leads to Hai Lake and a rustic campsite. Great for swimming and fishing. XX Packhorse/Lickbike has two multi-use trails that are part of the original Thornhill Mountain trail and are primarily used by mountain bikes. XX Pine Lakes is a moderate 6.1 km multi-use loop. The trail offers scenic views of the lakes, wetlands and mountains. XX Sleeping Beauty is a 2.5 km hike that leads to sub-alpine meadows and lakes. An unmarked route continues to alpine ridges with excellent views of the Kalum and Skeena Valleys.

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Mountain Treks XX Gunsight Lake is a difficult 6.5 km trail that leads to a scenic alpine lake and ridges that overlook Lakelse Lake. XX Maroon Mountain is a difficult 7.2 km hike following an old mining trail to the alpine.

TIP: To make online reservations at BC Parks visit http://secure.camis. com/Discovercamping or call 1-800-689-9025 to speak to a reservation agent. If calling from overseas call +1-519826-6850. For information about Recreation Sites and Trails, check out www. sitesandtrailsbc.ca


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Summer nights at Lakelse lake

XX Lakelse Lake Provincial Park is situated in the Skeena River Watershed and is surrounded by the mountains of the Kitimat Range. It offers short walking trails, beaches, boat launch, picnic sights, campsites, and more. XX Kleanza Creek Provincial Park just east of Terrace is home to great camping and hiking trails that lead to a canyon, waterfalls and an abandoned gold mine. XX Redsand Lake or Hart Farm Recreation Site offers beaches, canoeing, walking trails, biking trails and campsites.

Take a walk on Ferry Island

For natural splendor, swimming and camping just outside of town take a trip to one of the many parks in the area. www.bcparks.ca

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Parks

XX Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park located 100 km north of Terrace is the first provincial park to be jointly managed by a First Nation and BC Parks. Find more details on page 7

Lakelse Lake

XX Exchamsiks River Provincial Park located 56km west of Terrace features 18 hectares of lush rainforest and provides visitors with two day use areas. On the west side of the river, there is a single paved boat launch available for public use year round and on the east side is a short interpretive trail through the old growth forest.

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XX Exstew Falls located west of Terrace is a short hike to a stunning waterfall. Camping is available along the banks of the river.

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Summer Fun: Activities

TIP: For more summer activities contact Leisure Services 250.615.3000 or check out www.visitterrace.com

Mountain Biking on Terrace Mountain

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Enjoy the beautiful “Drive” in the North

Biking in Terrace Biking in Terrace is absolutely fantastic. Whether you ride Road, BMX, Trail or Freeride/DH, we have it all. If you are an intermediate/expert XC trail rider. You will love our 7.9 km Flathead Trail. The trailhead is two minutes from downtown and you will ride all the way around Terrace mountain top to bottom. This 5 year old trail will soon hook up to the new Steinhoe Ridge trail system being developed that is also ridable in Demo form. You can easily ride for three hours right from downtown and experience one of the best emerging trail networks in BC. There are several beginner to Intermediate XC trails in the area to choose from such as Spring Creek, Pine Lake and Red Sand and the “in town” Howe Creek Trail and Ferry Island. Our Downhill and Freeride area at Copper Mountain features trails for those who want gravity to do the work. The terrain resembles the famous Northshore trails in Vancouver. We can even accommodate XC trail riders who want a little gravity experience on Packhorse. Full on Downhillers will like Lucky7 and the steep and tight Freeriders will find on numerous trails to explore. This is a shuttle friendly area and riders should have appropriate protection and bikes.

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Mountain Biking on Terrace Mountain

duck-filled wetlands in only 30 km. The two signature rides Terrace Road riding is the envy of Northern BC with numerous east along the Skeena River between Terrace and Prince Rupert, roads freshly paved running north south west and east of our where the race takes place, or north through the Nass Valley beautiful mountain ringed town. Terrace was recently featured both freshly paved routes that cut through swathes of in Canadian Cycling Magazine, who said “Even the shortest Offering our guests both comfort and- are convenience! wilderness.” ride, known locally as The Jackpine, loops riders quickly from • 32 guest rooms and free wireless internet service Terrace’s downtown through old growth cedar forests and past

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THORNHILL PUB

The hottest lil’ log cabin in Terrace...

Located on the upper bench in Thornhill, minutes away from the Skeena Valley Golf Course In the summertime, enjoy the outside patio - day or night In the winter, cozy up to the fireplace Available for private parties Call the Northern Motor Inn 250-635-6375 to reserve or inquire about private party bookings 2387 Thornhill Street Terrace - Thornhill, BC Phone (250)638-8404

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Distance Calculator

Use our distance calculator to assist with your travel plans. All distances originate from Terrace’s downtown core. kms HIGHWAY 16 WEST New Remo

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If you have a Dirtjumper or BMXer in the family, they will be very comfortable in Terrace. We have a local skate park where Borders and BMXers share space and half pipes, as well as community terrain at the George Little Park and beyond. We are a welcoming and open community for young riders exploring the sport. For the Youngest riders we have the Terrace Bike Park with stunts, jumps and drops as well as a wall ride and pump track. All located centrally just south of tour Health Centre. This area is a great place for riders to earn their stripes before venturing into the other numerous local ride areas.

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As mentioned, our Local Club TORCA hosts many races and cycling events both on road and trail throughout the year.

For more information, you can contact the local Bike shop, at info@mcbikeshop. com, or just go on Facebook to Bicycling In Terrace and ask the locals for suggestions and directions.

Golf www.svgc.ca

9 holes starting at $32.50 and 18 holes starting at 43.75* Rates subject to change. Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club lies at the foot of majestic Thornhill Mountain just a 10 minute drive east of town. The focus at Skeena Valley goes beyond the business of running a gold club and encompasses a belief that your experience must be a memorable one. A lot of attention has been paid to the entire experience, from challenging holes to magnificent vistas. Each of the 18 holes of this member-built course offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. After your round, relax in the clubhouse or sit back on the deck overlooking the course to review your game.

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For those looking to practice their swing, The New Remo Driving Range is a quick 10 minute drive west of town.

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Wild Salmon. Ethically caught.

Rivers of fun

Selectively harvested sockeye. Caught by hand. Hot and cold smoked locally. Ready to go at our smokehouse: 3650 River Drive, Terrace, BC Tel: 250-615-5429 RiverWildSalmon.com

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Hungry for a great new dining experience?

A rafting, kayaking or canoeing adventure is a great way to explore the waterways and landscapes. Imagine yourself gliding quietly over the water or surfing the waves of a raging river.

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With some of the largest snowfalls in the world, the Terrace area is home to top-class runoff. That means a great river running season April to November. At least 30 raft, canoe and kayak runs are within the immediate Terrace area including some of the best whitewater in the world. Be sure to check out Copper River and Williams Creek. Rapid, The Whitewater Magazine voted Terrace the ‘Best Creeking Town’ in 2010.

On a hot summer day, visitors craving a dip can cool off in a variety of refreshing lakes within minutes from downtown. The expansive Lakelse Lake has a few popular picnic areas and beaches south of town while smaller lakes, such as Findley Lake or Loss Lake just north of town offers a more intimate environment. If your style is a bit more rustic and private, take the short trek to Red Sand lake or Kitsumkalum Provincial Park on Kalum Lake. For indoor fun visit the Terrace Aquatic Centre for daily public swims.

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ENJOY DINING ON OUR PATIO WEATHER PERMITTING HOURS!

Monday to Saturday 11 A.M. to 9 P.M.

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Reservations for parties of 5 or larger

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All inclusive, guided rafting trips on both whitewater and flat-water are offered or rent equipment and paddle on your own. For those who simply want to watch others delight in the wonders of the water, the Lakelse Lake Dragon Boat Society hosts one or two regattas a year.

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Douglas Channel Kite Surfing

Summer Fun: Action Sports

Kite Board / Wind Surf This thrilling sport is picking up speed both on the Douglas Channel and Lakelse Lake. The advantageous position of Terrace and Kitimat allows for thermal winds and northerly outflows just like other world-class kite and wind surf destinations. There are a number of different styles of kite boarding including freestyle or wakestyle and all you need is wind and space. The beauty of this sport is that it can be enjoyed all year round. In the winter you’ll find die-hards turning their boards in for skis to hit the powder on a frozen lake or in the peaceful expanse of the backcountry.

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HELI SKIING • GLACIER TOURS HELI FISHING • HELI HIKING

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Running 5th Annual SalmonRun event in Kitsumkalum June 23rd, 2013, marks the date for the 5th Annual SalmonRun starting at Kitsumkalum Hall. Registration is online at: www.salmonrunwild.ca and the race begins at10am. There will be a 2km Elders & Buggy route as well as 5km or 10km routes too. There will be over 600 people participate this year, as it is growing every year. There will be over 100 medals and trophies to present based on official times from the time keeping team. They have over 100 volunteers involved in this event and it is growing in popularity every year.

Archery

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Archery, an ancient and noble sport is rapidly growing in the Northwest. The local archery club is inclusive to all archery disciplines practices by all ages with all equipment except crossbows. The Terrace Annual 3-D competition has become a premiere event in the region with a 35 target course shot over 3 rounds in 2 days. For more information visit www.twjarchers.co.za

Terrace Whiskey-Jack Archers The TWJA club was created in 2004 by local archery enthusiasts. From humble beginnings the club and sport evolved to a multicenter entity with both an indoor and outdoor season. The club consists of approximately 50 members of all ages (676) and walks of life. Construction of an outdoor facility on 30 sub-leased acres in Thornhill commenced in 2010 with a grand opening scheduled in the spring of 2013. The outdoor facility includes a 142 feet shelter with kitchen overlooking a 150 x 140 feet outdoor range. 2.5 kms of trails complete the 3-D facility.


The highlight of the archery calendar is the Annual TWJA 3-D Competition in Rosswood outside Terrace. 150 archers and their families attend from all over northern BC for a 2 day 105 target event. The indoor season stretches from November to the end of April and is conducted in the Thornhill Junior Secondary School Gymnasium on Highway 16. Club members shoot at 3-D animals and bag targets through the depths of winter. Indoor 3-D competitions complete the season in January/February. Coaching and training events are available for newcomers. Equipment is available on site. Memberships are available at the club and at archery retailers in Terrace.

Terrace Whiskey-Jack Archers

Archery with the Terrace Whiskey-Jack Archers Terrace Whiskey-Jack Archers The main purpose of the outdoor facility is 3-D events, either “flat field” shoots or mini 3-D course competitions utilizing the clubs extensive inventory of 3-D life size animal targets.

The Best Spot May Still Be Undiscovered!

Recreational Sales & Services

We Specialize In:

• All welding repairs & sandblasting • Boat, motor & trailer package deals • Custom boat building, fuel tanks, dry boxes, running boards, etc. • Custom paint jobs

NEID ENTERPRISES LTD.

We carry complete lines of: • Honda generators, Arctic Cat Snowmobiles, Kawasaki & Honda motorcycles & A.T.V.’s • Honda and Mercury outboards • Service all makes and models of A.T.V.’s, motorcycles, snowmobiles, marine engines • Extensive parts department & licensed technicians

“YOUR RECREATION SPECIALISTS” 4921 Keith Avenue, Terrace, B.C. • Phone:

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Motorized Adventure It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Hop on a motorcycle, quad or dirtbike to hit the winding highways or trails for motorized vehicles. For a short scenic adventure, hit the Nisga’a Highway and within an hour you’ll be driving through the youngest lava flow in Canada. For off-road adventure, The Terrace Motorcross Association recently opened a two-track facility featuring an outdoor style motocross track and a novice/kids track near the Terrace Airport on Hwy 37 South. Four-wheeling can lead you to prime fishing spots or mountain top views. Check out Onion Lake, the Exstew River or the road to the summit of Thornhill Mountain. For all you motor heads come and get loud at the Terrace Drag Races or watch some racing action at the Terrace Speedway.

Rock Climbing

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Terrace has the natural gift that many other communities would love to have. Our region is blessed with pristine granite towering walls. Terrace is a rock climber’s natural paradise. Copper Mountain consists of several 5 – 6 length pitches as well as single natural and sport routes. Some of the more challenging longer routes have distinct mix sport and traditional climbing with names such as Rendezvous and Renaissance. Visit the Dihedrals and climb Power Tower, Blade Runner, Sanctuary or Zeus – the king of crack climbing. Outstanding climbing that will attract climbers from far and wide. The area also hosts several smaller crags such as Kitselas, Onion Lake, Kalum, and the Traxx. Other longer walls include Extew and Kermode Wall – both are about a 45 min. drive west of Terrace. If you love rock climbing Terrace is the place to be by far in the Northwest Region of BC. Our climbing season can stretch from March – Oct. with guiding and instructional services available in the region.


Chair lift ride up Shames Mountain My Mountain Co-op

Alpine Adventures www.mymountaincoop.ca

My Mountain Co-op

Steep and deep is how we like it! Winter in Terrace offers endless opportunities to get outside and enjoy the snow, fresh air and natural beauty. From the exhilarating slopes of the alpine to the peaceful Nordic trails, we’ve got winter dialed.

Welcome to Shames Mountain

Ski and Ride Into the Deep White

Winter Fun

My Mountain Co-op

My Mountain Co-op

Shames Express Bus, available on the weekends

Nestled amidst the majestic North Coast Mountain Range 35 km west of Terrace, Shames Mountain is a powder stronghold and jewel of the Northwest which has united skiers and riders since 1990. The ski area is now owned and operated by a groundbreaking community cooperative, My Recreational Mountain Co-op, whose motto is “This is Our Mountain – Come Join Us!” Think waist-deep powder, panoramic vistas, and no crowds. The leasehold is situated in

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Budget Car & Truck Rental Te r r a c e / K i t i m a t A i r p o r t

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Open 7 days a week and holidays Special weekend rates and ICBC rates Federal & provincial government rates Free local pick-up and one way car rentals Low daily, weekly, monthly and long term rentals Specializing in 4x4 one ton, crew cab pick-ups and sport utility 4x4’s

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the spectacular Shames Valley and boasts 7800 acres of terrain, of which only 225 are patrolled, making the possibilities for adventures in the backcountry truly endless. While the ski area itself offers runs for all levels of skill, for those looking to conquer big mountain terrain, heli-skiing and cat-skiing offer the ultimate backcountry experience. Imagine carving through untracked powder, endless runs, and breathtaking scenery. All this and more awaits you in the northern paradise that is Shames! For more information such as up to date snow reports, ski programs, lift ticket and rental prices, visit their website: www.mymountaincoop.ca

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Snowmobile HOMEMADE FRESH MEALS

www.terracesledders.ning.com Prime snowmobiling areas and trail networks through spectacular snow-scapes, forests and mountains are right at our doorstep. Popular trails include the Big Cedar Snowmobiling Trail, Copper Mountain, Sterling Mountain and Mount Maroon.

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Skate

Menu Changes Daily Open 11:30am - 9pm Monday through Saturday

Ice-skating and pond hockey on frozen ponds and lakes are a must-do during the deep freeze of the winter months. You can also contact Leisure Services for their public skating times at the Sportsplex.

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SKI TOURiNG in terrace

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SHAMES MOUNTAIN

Proud to be Canada’s first non-profit, co-operative community owned ski hill. Buy your membership today! DISTANCE TO SKI AREA Terrace ....................... 33km Kitimat ....................... 100 km Prince Rupert ............. 133km Smithers..................... 241km Stewart ...................... 336km

SNOW PHONE

“Shames receives 475 inches of annual snowfall, laying claim to one of the deepest, most consistent snow packs in North America and its backcountry access is unrivalled” (Powder Magazine)

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Skate Skiing Races at Onion Lake

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www.snowvalleynordics.com The Onion Lake Cross-Country Ski Trails are just half an hour south of Terrace towards Kitimat. This amazing network of groomed trails ranges from 1km to 13 km loops and caters to all levels of difficulty for both classic and skate skiers. Stay at the moose cabin overnight or clock off a night ski on one of the lit trails.

Ice Climb An evolution of rock climbing and mountaineering, adventure junkies will love the frozen opportunities that exist for ice climbing in the area. Grab your pick ax and crampons to ascend one of the many ice-covered rock faces such as Exstew Falls.

The Bavarian Inn Steak & Seafood Grill

Great place to dine or relax in the “Hunters Den” Lounge. We Relax and enjoy an evening the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. specialize inatBlack Angus steaks, With fine dining in the main room or the veranda solarium, Halibut, cedar grilled salmon and choose from place an extensive Pasta,in Game and Great toSeafood, dine Steaks, or relax many more continental specialties. International menu. Relax before or after dinner with a drink “Hunters Wein Great Den” place toLounge. dine or relax inthe the Hunters Den. 250.635.9161 specialize in Black Angus steaks, the “Hunters Den” Lounge. We Or Visit Downstairsat the.... Or visit us downstairs specialize in Black Angus and steaks, Halibut, cedar grilled salmon Halibut, cedar salmon and Back Eddy Pubgrilled many more continental specialties. many more continental specialties.

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FACT: On Feb.11, 1999 Terrace area received a record snowfall of 113 cm in just one day This was just five centimeters short of the Canadian record for the most snow in a single day.

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Stay & Enjoy

Sleep

www.visitterrace.com/places Terrace accommodations range from scenic campgrounds and cozy bed and breakfasts to economy motels, fine hotels and first class fishing lodges. The majority of Terrace’s accommodations are within easy walking distance to the downtown attractions, parks and trails and offer a myriad of amenities to suit your every need. Whether its is business or pleasure Terrace provides the quality service and accommodations you need. From major hotel chains such as the Sandman, Coast Hotels, and The Best Western, to charming boutique hotels, the full service charm of the Bear Country and Northern motor Inns to numerous motel properties around town, each ready to suit your travel plans. Most have large parking areas, restaurants or are in close proximity to numerous choices, and cater to the outdoor enthusiasts and fisherman. There are several Fishing lodges in our area are located in and around the Terrace area which cater to those looking for the all Inclusive fishing vacation. Call for availability and rates as most offer rooms where available outside of their regular guided fishing operations.

Northern Motor Inn

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Terrace’s is RV friendly and there are plenty of large parking areas downtown.

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No matter where you stay.... you’ll always feel at home.


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Bear Country Inn

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anniversary of the Minerals North conference this April. Minerals North is an annual meeting between northern B.C.’s communities, the mining and exploration industry, First Nations and the service and supply companies that support development. Minerals North is your best opportunity to network with industry to one day tender contracts, gain meaningful employment or learn about what is happening in your backyard. The conference is not only an opportunity for local communities to showcase their capacity to service the mineral industry, but also for community leaders to learn about and discuss the economic and policy issues that affect the minerals sector and for the industry to get its fingers on the pulse of one of the most exciting and promising mineral development regions on the planet. The 2013 Minerals North theme focuses on celebrating the ‘Northern Network’ – an appropriate theme as many communities and businesses throughout northern British Columbia will have to work together to capitalize on the rich potential that B.C.’s natural geography holds for all investors. The conference is expected to bring in more than 800 delegates to Terrace, including a full trade show, site visits and a lineup of industry speakers who will provide key insights into the current state of the mining industry and what the future holds.


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As the ‘Hub’ of the Northwest, Terrace is home to great independent boutiques, shops and studios, as well as, big box stores both downtown and on the fringe of the city. Find everything from clothing, jewelry and footwear to art and souvenirs to furniture and houseware to sporting goods and fishing tackle. Walk around the historic town for an eclectic mix of culture, coffee shops, restaurants, commercial buildings and funky, unique stores. A drive along Hwy 16, the main thoroughfare through Terrace will lead you to distinct shopping areas as well.

The largest in Northern BC, the Skeena Valley Farmers Market is home to 70+ local vendors selling a diverse blend of home-crafted and home-grown goods. Find organic fruits and veggies, freshly baked bread and goodies as well as unique crafts and furniture. Food vendors offer several choices of ethnic fare including Filipino, Italian and East Indian. The market takes place every Saturday (9am – 1pm) from May to October in the heart of downtown Terrace on the west end of George Little Park.

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Farmer’s Market

TIP: The Farmers Market comes alive with local musicians of all styles performing in the open air of the Spirit Square.

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TIP: Let our Visitor Centre staff book your accommodations for any point along your journey.

Nightlife Looking to get out and let loose? There are nightclubs, restaurants and venues around Terrace that host weekly events featuring DJ’s, live bands, karaoke, games and theme nights. Come shoot some pool, or gather your friends for a

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night of dancing,; look for nightly and weekly dinner and drink specials.

town, you can easily fill your day with health and wellness.

Relax & Energize

If your body is craving some motion, swim some laps, join a yoga class, lift some weights at many of the full service gyms Terrace has to offer. From private facilities to our Leisure services you will not be short of choices.

Treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment, massage or pedicure. With a variety of natural health practitioners, certified instructors, studios and spas in


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TIP: Keep your eyes open to spot the Kermodei Bear statues that inhabit the downtown area. Local and regional artists have uniquely decorated each bear.

Eat & Drink

Kermodei Bear Downtown

Foodies get set to tantalize your taste buds at one of our culinary gems. Terrace has a many small restaurants from ethnic flavours including East Indian and Greek to Tex Mex to the good ol’ Gastown style Bistros, Pubs and Coffee Shops. If you need a quick meal Terrace is home to many local of your favourites from pizza to fast food. In the summertime soak in the mountain views and sip your favorite beverage on one of our great downtown patios. Feed that sugar high with some fresh baked goods from one of the many local artisan bakeries or stop in at the ever popular ice cream shoppe located on the Grand Trunk Pathway. If your still not sure where to eat download the new Northern BC app and have all the choices right at your fingertips.

Welcome to the Best Western Terrace Inn

Stay at our newly renovated hotel in Terrace, BC., offering both the comfort and convenience to make guests feel right at home.

Best Western Terrace Inn 4553 Greig Avenue, Terrace BC, V8G 1M7

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Terrace Aquatic centre

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Leisure Services

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Welcome To Our Community

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The City of Terrace’s Leisure Services Department operates the City’s public recreation facilities including the Sportsplex, the Aquatic Centre and over 100+ hectares of parks complete with nature and hiking trails, picnic areas, ballparks, tennis courts, soccer pitches and more. The Terrace Sportsplex is one of the newest public facilities in Terrace. This community centre offers a variety of programs and amenities for kids and adults. Fitness classes range from highimpact step workouts to the peace and tranquility of yoga. When the ice is in, you can enjoy public skating or get wrapped up in the excitement of a hockey game. Summer playground camps for kids are available July and August. For more information call 250.615.3000 or visit www.terrace.com


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The Terrace Aquatic Centre offers a broad schedule of swim times, lessons and programs. Make a splash in the swimming and leisure pools or just relax in the hot tub and saunas. There is also a weight room facility with free weights and cardio machines. For an up-to-date swim schedule or more information call 250.615.3030.

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Terrace Art Gallery

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Music & Arts

The community is alive with music, arts and culture. Talented local bands, independent musicians, dancers and actors, as well as, out of town guests perform regularly in local theatres, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Traditional First Nations dancers, musicians and artists are also common sights at community events. The Terrace Art Gallery is dedicated to community enrichment through the arts. It regularly exhibits contemporary and traditional works that cover an array of mediums including paintings,

sculptures and photographs. Located in George Little Park in the lower level of the library building, call 250.638.8884 to find out what’s showing. To witness the creation of First Nations art first hand visit the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at the Northwest Community College or check out one of the local carving studios in town. From wood carving to basket weaving to painting to gold and silversmithing, uncover the knowledge, wisdom and experience of our many First Nations artists.

A variety of local musicians ranging from folk singers to choirs, hip hop artists to DJs and rock’n’rollers and country bands perform regularly at various venues around town. The Terrace Concert Society hosts entertainers throughout the year such as jazz bands, contemporary folk singers and modern dance troupes. Call 250.635.5603 for an up to date schedule. Terrace is home to BC’s longest continuously running community theatre group, the Terrace Little Theatre Company, a rich pool of talented musicians and artists of every stripe. Plan to catch a TLT performance whether it’s a comedy, drama or musical – you’re in for an entertaining time. Visit www.mytlt.ca for show times. The R.E.M. Lee Theatre also hosts a variety of performances throughout the year including professional dance productions and plays as well as out-oftown and local talent such as musical shows, guest speakers and comedians. Call 250.635.2101 for more information.

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Terrace Medley Night Market-Sponsored by the Skeena Diversity Society

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The Medley Night Markets showcases the diverse culture in the Terrace area with fun filled evenings of live music, cultural dancers, food vendors, and more. To find out more about this year’s summer events go to www. skeenadiversity.com or check out our events page at www.visitterrace.com.


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Spring Studio Tour Terrace is home to many artists, musicians, performers, and crafts people who are inspired by the spectacular scenery which surrounds us. Numerous Arts events in the community showcase their talents. The TDAC ANNUAL SPRING STUDIO TOUR is held on the MAY LONG WEEKEND each year. It is a terrific time to get out on the road, enjoy the fresh spring weather and be inspired by artists working in their studios. Local road tripping will take you to painters, sculptures, photographers, fabric and fibre artisans, weavers, stained glass artists, and potters. Programs and maps are provided, complete with driving instructions. Enjoy refreshments with artists while you learn about their techniques, inspirations, watch demonstrations, see new works , and purchase local arts and crafts. Many artists will be hosting guest artists who are new and emerging, some showing works for the first time.

Starting Starting the the August August long long weekend, weekend, Riverboat Riverboat Days Days is is an an entire entire week week to to appreciate appreciate the the history, history, the the culture culture and and simply simply the the unequaled unequaled natural natural setting setting around aroundTerrace. Terrace. Riverboat Riverboat Days Days has has grown grown to to become become the the premiere premiere community community festival festival of of northwestern northwestern British British Columbia. Columbia. Longstanding Longstanding favourites favourites such such as as the the Legion Legion Parade, Parade, the the fireworks fireworks over over Ferry Ferry Island Island and and Concerts Concerts in in the the Park Park are are sure sure to to please. please.

CATCH THE SPIRIT!!! www.riverboatdays.ca

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Riverboat Days is a community festival organized to showcase the community vitality, culture and especially the heritage of Terrace and area. This weeklong celebration has something for everyone including sports events, music, theatre, historical tours and visual arts displays. The festival’s name commemorates the period when massive sternwheelers, once crucial to the town’s economy, cruised the Skeena River. Visit www.riverboatdays.ca for up to date information and a schedule of activities.

www.terraceartscouncil.ca This summer plan to be at the centre of the arts community’s newest 10 day festival. From live music, gallery tours, hands on events for the whole family, to anything and everything arts related save the dates June 28 - July 7, 2013. The TDAC SUMMER ARTS FAIR is a 10 day event including Canada Day celebrations. It features, performances, gala concerts, art show openings, workshop series, demonstrations, Children’s Arts Day Camp, a Mornings in Motion series, Decorated Bike Parade, Master’s Classes, Paper Play, Fabric and Fibre Fridays, Artists in Residence and even Noon Hour Noise: a lunchtime series of casual concerts given by our local musicians, singers, and bands . An EMPTY BOWLS fundraiser is also part of the festival.


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Kids Fun

Bored? Really? Terrace has so many things for kids to do and see that you might need to extend your stay just to take it all in. From parks and pools, lakes and oceans, to thrilling adventures your stay will be not be short of fun.

 Take a dip at the Terrace Aquatic Centre  Try your hand at bowling  Perfect some tricks at the skateboard park  Ride your bike at the Terrace bike skills park  Search for carvings in the trees at Ferry island  Visit George Little Park  Borrow a fishing rod from the Visitor Centre and catch a trout or even a Salmon

 Visit the Model Train museum on Monday night.  Visit Furlong Bay, Lakelse Picnic Site, or Gruchy’s Beach

Terrace Walmart Highway 16 West

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 Explore the Heritage park outdoor museum.

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Visitors’ Directory Split Mountain Adventures

Heritage Park Museum

“Your Recreation Specialist” 4921 Keith Ave., Terrace, BC Tel: 250-635-3478 Fax: 250-635-5050 (See ad page 39)

4329 Birch Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1X3 Tel: 250-615-7852 Toll Free: 1-866-324-5617 info@splitmountain.ca www. splitmountain.ca facebook.com/SplitMountainAdventures (See ad page 13)

Nicholas Dean Outdoors

White River Helicopters Inc.

4702 Kerby Ave Terrace BC V8G 4R6 Tel: 250-635-4546 info@heritageparkmuseum.com www.heritageparkmuseum.com Experience the history & culture of the early part of the 20th century in a scenic parkland setting. Tour authentic heritage buildings such as the Kalum Lake Hotel (1920) or Dix’s Dance Hall 1925) or enjoy our Heritage Garden. Groups welcome. (See ad page 7)

Adventure & Recreation Neid Enterprises

Chad Black P.O. Box 434, Terrace, B.C. V8G 4B1 Tel: 250-635-5295 info@nicholasdean.com www.nicholasdean.com World class steelhead & salmon fly-fishing on the Skeena, Copper, Kalum, Kitimat & coastal rivers. Experienced guides & inclusive lodge packages. Fly Fusion Magazine’s 2012 Lodge of the Year.

Parts • Sales • Service Terrace BC 250-635-6945 www.nor-burdrv.ca

Northcoast Anglers Terrace, BC Tel: 250-635-6496 northcoastanglers@citywest.ca We specialize in hunting and fishing: Licenses, bait, large selection of ocean & river tackle, fly tying materials, fly rods & Reels, hunting accessories, archery, guide & charter information. We carry Hardy, Grey, G-Loomis, Ambassadeur, Fenwick, Shimano. Open 7 days a week. “The one with the Big Fish.”

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5412 Highway 16 West, Box 700 Terrace, B.C. V8G 4B8 Tel: 250-638-1414 www.whiteriverhelicopters.ca Experience breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, alpine lakes, glaciers and waterfalls, so don’t forget your camera! There is no other place like this in the world! (See ad page 37)

Community Terrace Economic Development Authority 3224 Kalum Street Terrace, BC V8G 2N1 Tel: 250-635-4168 • Fax: 250-635-4152 Toll Free: 1-877-635-4168 info@teda.ca • www.teda.ca

Culture & History Little House Ent. George Little House 3100 Kalum st Terrace, B.C. V8G 4:1 Tel: 250-638-8887. Toll Free 877-277-8837 littlehouse@terrace.ca. www.georgelittlehouse.com Terrace’s premier heritage home is a place where community and culture come together. This historic building is home to the Via Rail station, host summer Sunday flea markets, retails vintage and antique furniture, jewelry, linen & lace, local art, and is the only topographic map dealer in the Pacific Northwest.

Eat & Drink Bavarian Inn Steak & Seafood Grill Restaurant & downstairs The Back Eddy Pub 4332 Lakelse Avenue • Terrace, BC V8G 1N8 BI: 250-635-9161 • BE: 250-635-5336 Toll Free: 800-513-9161 Catch HDTV Sports Action on our Big Screen! Wireless internet available! (See ad page 45)

Bear Country Inn & Restaurant 4702 Lakelse Avenue • Terrace, BC V8G 1R6 Tel: 250-635-6302 • Fax: 250-635-6381 Toll Free: 888-226-6222 bcinnres@telus.net • www.innbc.com Centrally located in the heart of Terrace, our family friendly Inn offers modern rooms, Jacuzzi suites, fridges, in-room coffee, meeting space and more. Enjoy a home-style meal in our restaurant before exploring the many shops, spas and galleries within walking distance of your room. We are a Tourism BC Approved Accommodation. (See ad page 27)


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4924 Highway 16 W Terrace, BC V8G 1L8 Tel: 250-635-3443 www.bostonpizza.com Order online

4606 Lazelle Ave. Terrace, BC Tel: 250.635.6767 or 250.635.6710 We serve the best CHINESE, JAPANESE & THAI food in town! We offer dine-in, delivery and takeout. 10% off for all pick-up orders. (See ad page 48)

2387 Thornhill Street Terrace - Thornhill, BC • Phone (250)638-8404 The hottest lil’ log cabin in Terrace... Call the Northern Motor Inn 250-635-6375 to reserve or inquire about private party bookings. (See ad page 31)

Cafenara Coffee Shop #108-4716 Lazelle Avenue Terrace • Tel: 250-638-1662 Custom Roasted Coffee & Desserts Open: Monday to Friday 7 AM to 9 PM Saturday 8 AM to 9 PM Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM

Cafe Zesta 4087 Motz Rd., Thornhill, BC V8G 3N1 • Tel: 250-635-3696 Come and enjoy the view on Cafe Zesta’s large patio while you indulge in the homemade paninis, daily soups & hot specials, delicious specialty coffees or a sinful dessert. For a hot breakfast on the go, Cafe Zesta is the place for your international source of flavors and catering needs.

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Casa Masala Featuring Hot House Take-Out 4728 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC Tel: 250-615-5800 Open Monday to Saturday 11AM - 9PM - Fully licensed (See ad page 36)

McDonald’s Terrace Walmart Highway 16 West 4740 Lakelse Ave. Downtown Terrace • Open 24 Hours Daily 99 - 11th Avenue East Prince Rupert • Open 24 Hours Daily* *Coming Mid 2013 (See ad page 57)

Pizza Hut Terrace Location: 4643 Park Avenue Open Daily: Monday to Saturday 11AM to 10PM Sunday Noon to 10PM

Don Diego’s Restaurant 3212 Kalum Street, Terrace, BC V8G 2M9 Tel: 250-635-2307 ddiego@telus.net Our Northwest abundance meets Southwest flavours. Menu changes daily. Lively, colourful atmosphere. Friendly, unpretentious service. Licensed. Families welcomed. Reservations accepted. Lunch and Dinner served Monday through Saturday Open 11:30am - 9pm. (See ad page 43)

Pizza, Pasta, Wings 4665 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC Tel: 250-638-8086 All you can eat lunch buffet. Tour buses welcome! (See ad page 47)

River Wild Salmon Smokehouse 3650 River Drive, Terrace, BC, Canada V8G 3N9 Tel: (250) 615-5429 • Toll Free: (888) 615-4771 Email: sales@rws-bc.com www.RiverWildSalmon.com Our River Wild smokehouse and direct sales outlet offers hot-smoked and cold-smoked (lox-style) sockeye, and salmon jerky available in a variety of bold flavours and seasonings. Ethically caught wild salmon, sourced from the Skeena River in Northwestern Canada, and other certified sustainable fisheries—the perfect gift for friends and family. (See ad page 36)

Events Terrace Riverboat Days Society c/o George Little House • 3100 Kalum Street Terrace, BC V8G 4L1 • www.riverboatdays.ca Visit Terrace during Riverboat Days and get a real sense of “pride of place.” The combination of a unique, natural setting and distinctive First Nations and pioneer history give rise to this weeklong community festival. Whether it is music, sports or visual arts, all celebrate the history of the area and beauty of the Skeena River Valley. (See ad page 55)

T.D.A.C. Spring Studio Tour May Long Weekend Terrace & District Arts Council Venues in Terrace & surrounding area www.artsterrace.ca • (250) 638-2820 Local artists and crafts artisans show their studios and workspaces for an Open House Long Weekend. Talk to artists about their work, techniques and inspirations, view finished works of art, see demonstrations, purchase arts & crafts and enjoy refreshments. Some artists will be hosting special guest artists, and you can watch artists at work. (See ad page 56)

T.D.A.C. Summer Arts Festival June 28 – July 7, 2013 Terrace & District Arts Council Venues in Terrace & surrounding area www.artsterrace.ca • 250-638-2820 10 days of arts events including performances, concerts, art shows Artists in Residence, Children’s Arts Day Camp, Master Classes, Lunch and Learn Lecture series, workshops, decorated Bike Parade, Paper Play, Fabric and Fibre Fridays, Mornings in Motion, Tour Your Town, culinary arts cook off BBQ, Mural Contest, Weekend Walkabout tours, photography scavenger hunt, and many other events and workshop series are planned. (See ad page 56)

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Fuel Terrace Husky 4760 Lakelse Ave. Terrace, BC V8G 1R6 Tel: 250.635.6935 • Fax: 250.635.4118 Across from Skeena Mall offering gas, diesel, marine fuel, both auto & cylinder propane. RV friendly lot, free sani dump. Full convenience store, ATM, LOTTO. Open 24 hours.

Leisure Ferry Island Municipal Campground 4301 Highway 16 West, Terrace, BC Tel: 250.615.9657 • ferryislandterrace@gmail.com

Media CFNR - Northern Native Broadcasting

4562 B Queensway Drive Terrace, BC 1-866-833-2367 (See ad page 65)

Real Estate Dave Materi Re/Max Coast Mountains

4650 Lakelse Ave Terrace, BC V8G 1R2 Tel: 250-638-1400 Cell: 250-615-7225 davemateri@remax.net www.davemateri.ca Terrace, BC - A Place to Call Home. Dave offers: • 40 years of living and experiencing all that Terrace and area has to offer. • Thorough knowledge of Terrace and surrounding areas. • Dedication to help you buy or sell your home or property.

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Rick McDaniel Personal Real Estate Corporation

4650 Lakelse Ave Terrace, BC V8G 1R2 Tel: 250-615-1558 or Tel: 250-638-1400 rickmcdaniel@remax.net I have lived, worked and played in Terrace for the last 38 years. I am invested in the region and my team is committed to helping my clients get what they want, commercial, residential or recreational. If you are looking for experience and commitment call Rick. (See ad page 52)

Terrace Real Estate Company

Shannon McAllister, Owner/Broker Office: 250-635-9184 Cell: 250-615-8993 • Fax: 250-635-9186 www.terracerealestatecompany.com shannon@terracerealestatecompany.com Helping you...Move up, move on, and move around Terrace’s only Independent Real Estate Brokerage that offers a wide range of knowledge and experience in all aspects of Real Estate. Whether commercial, residential, industrial or recreational, my team of professional sales representatives and staff are there to help you with your real estate needs.

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Shop All Seasons Source for Sports 4555 Lakelse Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1P7 Tel: 250-635-2982 • Fax: 250-635-3515 allseasons@telus.net • www.sourceforsports.com Serving the sports enthusiasts in Terrace & area since 1972. We offer full service after the sale. Check out the great selection of sports clothing, footwear, hockey, exercise, ski, snowboard and soccer equipment.

Canadian Tire 5100 Hwy 16 West Terrace, BC V8G 5S5 Tel: 250-635-7178 Toll Free: 888-317-8473 • Fax: 250-635-6964 Canadian Tire is your “one stop shop” for products and services in Terrace. We also have shipping available for our “out of town” customers. We can provide everything from camping gear to automotive parts; RV supplies to vehicle repair. Also visit our Garden Centre, the best in the Northwest! (See ad page 47)

Flying Fish @ Skeena Landing Junction of Hwy 16 & Hwy 37 4065 Motz Road Terrace, BC Tel: 250-638-1808 www.flyingfishterrace.com (See ad page 7)

Rotary Club of Terrace

Gemma’s Gifts & Souvenirs

Meets: Monday at 12:15 PM Bavarian Inn 4332 Lakelse Ave., Terrace, BC www.terracerotary.org

4627 Lakelse Ave Terrace, BC V8G 1R1 Tel: 250-635-4086 Fax: 250-635-3073 Toll Free: 800-563-4362 (B.C. only) www.gemmasgift.com • gemmas@citywest.ca (See ad page 14)

Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley Meets: Wednesday at 7:00 AM Northern Motor Inn 3086 Hwy. 16 East, Terrace, BC V8G 3N5 www.terraceskeenavalleyrotary.org


Little House Ent. George Little House 3100 Kalum st Terrace, B.C. V8G 4:1 Tel: 250-638-8887. Toll Free 877-277-8837 littlehouse@terrace.ca. www.georgelittlehouse.com Terrace’s premier heritage home is a place where community and culture come together. This historic building is home to the Via Rail station, host summer Sunday flea markets, retails vintage and antique furniture, jewelry, linen & lace, local art, and is the only topographic map dealer in the Pacific Northwest.

McBike Shop 4736 Lazelle Avenue Terrace, BC Tel: 250-635-5225 info@mcbikeshop.com Now in our New Location Just Behind Subway in Downtown Terrace. Road, Mountain, Touring, BMX or Cruising. We carry Giant, Kona, and Norco bikes, plus Chariot Carriers. Stop in and see for yourself why we are “The” Bike Shop in Terrace.

Misty River Books #103-4710 Lazelle Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1T2 Tel: 250-635-4428 Toll Free: 800-861-9716 info@mistyriverbooks.com www.mistyriverbooks.com

Mountainside Gallery & Framing Unit 11, Skeena Landing 4065 Motz Road, Terrace, B.C. (778)634-3860 mountainsidegallery@citywest.ca www.skeenalanding.com A local Art Gallery featuring northwest B.C. artists and products. Photography, Ceramics, Painting, Carving, Fabric & Fibre, Stained Glass, First Nations artists, Estate Art, and Consignment Art Original Works and limited edition signed prints available. One of a kind ART CARDS & GIFT BASKETS ready to go... SHIPPING AVAILABLE • OPEN EVERY DAY (See ad page 55)

Ruins Board Shop 4706 Lakelse Avenue, Terrace, BC. 250-635-9404 www.ruins.ca A grassroots rider-owned and operated company specializing in snow, skate and wakeboards since 1996. Offering the industry’s best brands of streetwear, footwear, eyewear and swimwear, nown for fashion meeting function. Behind Ruins is a strong sense of community, family and passion for board sports, and a unique recognition that the northwest is an incredible place to live and play.

Skeena Mall #400 – 4741 Lakelse Avenue Downtown Terrace, BC Tel: 250-635-2546 skeenamall@bosaproperties.ca (See ad inside front cover)

Sonny’s Collectibles #102-4746 Lakelse Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1R6 Tel: 250-638-7788 • sonny@telus.net

Terrace Inn Liquor Store 3005 Kalum Street Terrace, BC V8G 5V6 Tel: 250-635-WINE (9463) Fax: 250-635-3112 Specialty wines, premium liquors, micro and local beers at BC Liquor Store prices. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Lifestyle Reward Program. One block from WalMart, across from Tim Horton’s on Keith Avenue. Ample parking.

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Sleep - Hotels Bear Country Inn & Restaurant 4702 Lakelse Avenue • Terrace, BC V8G 1R6 Tel: 250-635-6302 • Fax: 250-635-6381 Toll Free: 888-226-6222 bcinnres@telus.net • www.innbc.com bcinnres@telus.net • www.innbc.com Centrally located in the heart of Terrace, our family friendly Inn offers modern rooms, Jacuzzi suites, fridges, in-room coffee, meeting space and more. Enjoy a home-style meal in our restaurant before exploring the many shops, spas and galleries within walking distance of your room. We are a Tourism BC Approved Accommodation. (See ad page 27)

Best Western Terrace Inn 4533 Greig Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1M7 Tel: 250-635-0083 Toll Free: 800-488-1898 Fax: 250-635-0092 res@terraceinn.com www.bestwestern.com/ca/terraceinn Downtown location, free wireless internet, free business center and free hot continental breakfast for guests. Jacuzzi suites, A/C, coffee maker, 32” TV , sports and movie channels, Micro-Fridge, fitness center, elevator, on-site restaurant & lounge. Ample parking, pets welcome, 100% non-smoking rooms, packages available. Conference facilities include 6 meeting & 3 banquet rooms and catering for any occasion. Canada Select 3 1/2 Star & CA/AA 3 Diamond ratings. (See ad page 51)

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Kasiks Wilderness Resort 5720 Hwy 16 West PO Box 745 Terrace, BC V8G 4C3 Tel: 250-615-3521 Fax: 250-635-8409 info@kasiks.ca • www.kasiks.ca Located between the Exchamasiks and Kasiks Rivers, Hwy 16, 55km west of Terrace. Well-appointed lodge rooms, charming café and cosy lounge. Campsites and the friendliest hosts around.

3086 Hwy 16 E Terrace BC V8G 3N5 Tel: 250-635-6375 • Toll Free: 800-663-3390 Fax: 250-635-6129 north635@telus.net • www.innbc.com Offering guests both comfort and convenience with 32 guest rooms, free wireless internet, family restaurant, private dining/meeting room, sports bar with live weekend entertainment and liquor store. Shuttle bus service available upon request. (See ad page 31)

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Sandman Inn Terrace

4828 Hwy 16 W Terrace, BC V8G 1L6 Tel: 250-635-9151 Toll Free: 800-Sandman Fax: 250-635-6225 www.sandmanhotels.com The Sandman Inn Terrace is just three blocks from the town centre with 68 guest rooms including kitchenettes and junior executive suites. Relax in the indoor pool or take advantage of the fitness facilities and business centre. Featuring high-speed internet, complimentary parking and Denny’s 24 hour Restaurant with room service. (See ad page 38)

Sleep - Motels Cedars Motel 4830 Hwy 16 West, Terrace, BC V8G 1L6 Tel: 250-635-2258 Toll Free: 866-635-2258 • Fax: 250-635-7227 cedarsmotel@telus.net • www.cedarsmotel.net Great value and reasonable rates. Tourism BC approved accommodation. Excellent downtown location. Free wireless high speed internet. Connecting rooms for families. Kitchenette/Fridge/ Air Conditioned rooms available. All Mattresses recently replaced. All bathrooms renovated in 2012. Cable & Movie channels. Ample parking.

Wild Duck Motel & RV Park 5504 Hwy 16 W Terrace, BC V8G 4R6 Tel/Fax: 250-638-1511 wildduck@telus.net www.wildduckmotel-rv.com Quiet, clean, modern, non-smoking guest rooms with free wireless. Kitchen units and coin operated laundry. Tent & big rig friendly, full service sites, open all year, park setting, free showers.

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Spa Spa Essentials

4814 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace Tel: 250-635-8854 www.spaessentialsbc.com spa_appointments@telus.net Visits to Spa Essentials can assist you in optimal health & wellness or just relaxation. Our practitioners can work individually with you or in an integrated approach. Come in to see our variety of spa & therapeutic treatments and/or shop in our spa store while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of our historic house.

Vehicle Rentals National Car Rentals 4542 Lakelse Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 1P8 Tel: 250-635-6855 Fax: 250 635-5665 www.nationalcar.ca National Car and Truck Rental is your rental company of choice. We have the Largest Fleet and the greatest selection of vehicles in the North. Recognized as having the largest number of offices and largest network in Northern and Central BC, You are always covered where ever your travels take you. From Prince Rupert to Prince George to Penticton, Rent from National, and if you have your emerald membership, renting is that much easier. In Terrace call our rental agents today @ 250-635-6855. (See back cover)

RentAWreck #101-4526 Greig Ave. Terrace Tel: 250-615-2046 1700 Nalabila, Kitimat Tel: 250-632-7747 1-800-327-0116 • www.rent-a-wreck.ca

Budget Car & Truck Rental Airport Terminal & Downtown Location 4912 Hwy 16 West Terrace, BC Tel: 250-638-0288 (See ad page 42)

Vehicle Canadian Tire 5100 Hwy 16 West Terrace, BC V8G 5S5 Tel: 250-635-7178 Toll Free: 888-317-8473 • Fax: 250-635-6964 Canadian Tire is your “one stop shop” for products and services in Terrace. We also have shipping available for our “out of town” customers. We can provide everything from camping gear to automotive parts; RV supplies to vehicle repair. Also visit our Garden Centre, the best in the Northwest! (See ad page 47)

Fountain Tire B.K. (Smitty) Smith • Manager / Owner • Mechanical • Tires 4641 Keith Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 1K4 Tel: 250-635-4344 Fax: 250-635-4354 • Cell: 250-615-7471 smitty.smith@fountaintire.com • www.fountaintire.com


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Terrace is conveniently located at the heart of various Northern BC communities making visits to neighbouring communities easy and fun.

Meet our Neighbours To the North: www.stewart-hyder.com/tourism.html

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Gitanyow - Make sure to visit Gitanyow (Kitwancool), located 15 km north of Kitwanga along Hwy 37 North. Here lie some of the oldest-known and largest collection of totem poles in B.C. Some of these poles were painted by Emily Carr in 1928. The area features a small museum as well.

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Stewart and Hyder, Alaska - The drive on Hwy37 North is very scenic with towering mountains, the Salmon Glacier and tons of wildlife. Known as Canada’s northernmost ice-free port, Stewart is on the United States border, just minutes away from Hyder, Alaska. It is one of the only places in the world where you can see glaciers up close. A popular activity is visiting the only bar in Hyder (don’t worry you can’t miss it) and getting Hyderized - one strong shot of liquor. You can also visit Fish Creek to watch grizzly bears from a viewing platform feast on salmon. Stewart-Cassiar Hwy 37 North to Dease Lake At the Meziadin Junction continue driving north to Dease Lake. En route access two of Canada’s largest parks, the Spatsizi Wilderness Park and Mount Edziza Park. Drive the road to Telegraph Creek, an extraordinary winding road through river canyons and lava flows and visit Tahltan communities.

To the East: www.tourismsmithers.com www.hazeltonstourism.ca Hazeltons - Monolithic mountain peaks meet the sky. Located under 2 hrs or 142 km east of Terrace, the Hazeltons are a gateway to magnificent scenery including the 1000 metre walls of the rugged Rocher de Boule range. Smithers - Two and half hours or 206 km east of Terrace lies the quaint alpine community of Smithers. Set in the Bulkley Valley at the foot of Hudson Bay Mountain, the town flourishes with rural warmth and hospitality. Just east of Smithers is Telkwa, nestled on the banks of the Bulkley and Telkwa Rivers, the charming historical village borders Tyhee Lake Provincial Park.

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Truck Rentals

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• Drop off and pick up available throughout the northwest • Short and long term leasing and rental • Gas, diesel, and hybrid vehicles available • Mobile treatment vehicles and units available • Park and fly service at Terrace airport • Emergency vehicle replacement

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To the West: www.tourismprincerupert.com Prince Rupert - You haven’t seen true natural beauty until you’ve taken the drive from Terrace to Prince Rupert, one of the most memorable on the planet. The 147 km journey winds along the banks of the mighty Skeena River through lush mountains drizzling with waterfalls in the spring, dazzling with snow in the winter, and covered with green fauna and flowers in the summer.

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The ocean town of Prince Rupert is an old fishing village set with funky old homes on curving streets. Stroll the docks to check out the fishing vessels and crews, buy fresh seafood and souvenirs in the quaint tourist area, Cow Bay.

TIP: Pick up a variety of maps and guides for neighboring communities at the Terrace Visitor Centre, 4511 Keith Ave.


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To the South: www.tourismkitimat.ca Kitimat Visitor Centre

XX 2109 Forest Avenue, Kitimat, BC V8C 2G7 XX E: kitimatchamber@telus.net XX www.tourismkitimat.ca XX Toll Free: 800-664-6554 Summer Hours – July and August

XX Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm XX Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Kitimat - is located just 60 km south of Terrace. Their unique location at the head of the Douglas Channel makes it a sport fisher’s paradise with access to salt and fresh water fishing within minutes of down town. Fish the mouth of the Kitimat River in a jet boat, fish the length of the river in a drift boat or drive to a secluded hot spot along the river. The Douglas Channel offers opportunities for spectacular salt water fishing for halibut, salmon, shrimp and crab. Don’t forget your camera! The opportunity to observe wildlife, big and small will present itself when you least expect it.

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TERRACE

SMITHERS PRINCE GEORGE

KITIMAT

4542 Lakelse Ave.

250-635-6855 Kitimat: 250-632-6112 Prince Rupert: 250-624-5318 Smithers: 250-847-2216 Prince George: 250-963-7473 Williams Lake: 250-392-2976 Kamloops: 250-374-5737 Kelowna: 250-765-2800 Penticton: 250-487-3330 ➠ Best Rental Network in Northern BC ➠ Largest Fleet Selection of all Car Rental ➠ One way rentals ➠ Special weekend packages ➠ Insurance replacement vehicle programs

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