Nature & parks in Smithers

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Nature & Parks in Smithers

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  • jcogolfski
    West Bountiful, UT54 contributions
    Beautiful waterfalls well worth the drive and walk up to them. The road is paved all the way to the parking lot. We were able to drive up a 27' motor home, park and head out without any problem. The walk up to the waterfall is gorgeous. Keep going past the viewpoint to a picnic table closer to the main waterfall. One of my top waterfall hikes! Don't miss this one. I
    Written September 8, 2022
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  • Bruce C
    6 contributions
    Watching the local fisherman patiently wait to net the fish - fighting to go upstream - as the river narrows and is forced through this narrow canyon is one of the must-sees of a trip to this area. Sounds like a mini-Niagara Falls.
    Written August 24, 2021
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  • richard c
    Vancouver, Canada7 contributions
    The drive up to the entrance of the Crater Lake Trail was interesting as you have to drive about 19 kms on a gravel road to reach the Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort. The hike starts off quite steep as you walk between chalets on either side. After 20 mins or so, the trail levels off and the rest of the hike is not that bad. You'll be trekking through a vast field and from here you can see exactly where you need to go....towards the base of the glacier. As you approach the lake, the winds pick up and it can become quite chilly. I only stayed about 10 mins for a snack, then started heading back down due to the cold. You will be hiking on rocks, so it can be dangerous if it's raining. It took me about 1 hr 45 mins to go up and back down, stopping only for drinks and photos. The view of the lake was good, but I actually enjoyed the section near the start of the hike because you are hiking past beautiful pine trees.
    Written September 22, 2020
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  • Teresa H
    Texada Island, Canada6,447 contributions
    This is not advertised for summer traffic but it should be. We went up in August on a clear day and the scenery along was worth it. The road is paved to start and then gravel. Watch for logging trucks, but the road is wide and no issues. We drove up to the top and walked around. There is a great marked hike to waterfalls, about 1 hour each way.
    Written August 22, 2019
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  • cesmith71
    Prince George, British Columbia13 contributions
    We have been here a few times over the past 4 years. It was my partner's favourite campground. Nice campground with lots of sun, good services with showers & flush toilets, small beach but very sunny. We liked kayaking on the lake. Unfortunately 2018 there is a huge wasp population in the park but I believe this is just a one-off thing. Staff are friendly.
    Written August 1, 2018
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  • Klaas K
    Smithers, Canada46 contributions
    For years already, this is the perfect quick getaway. After an easy 2-3 hour hike, mostly through the forest you arrive in the beautiful Silverking Basin. About 1 km in is the Joe L"Orsa cabin, an excellent place to stay a night or two. Several day hikes can be taken from the cabin to either the Highland Pass or Sliverking Lake, for example. We usually spot goats and the occasional bear on the slopes. But...let's keep it a secret!
    Written November 5, 2019
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  • Russ756
    Spokane, WA95 contributions
    On a rare day off form the construction work, we headed east form Terrace towards the town of Smithers. West of Smithers is located the Toboggan Creek Fish Hatchery. We decided to stop and see what was there. The local Hatchery Operator was on hand and gave us a personal tour of the small hatchery facility. It was very interesting learning of the different types of fish that were in the local waters.
    In fact, while we were there, some colorful steelhead were spawning in the creek. The Operator explained the process of digging the nest, laying the eggs, and the fertilization process of the various species. One interesting fact is that while many different types of fish spawn in this particular creek, they all arrive at different times of the year. The Operator was very personable and took time to answer all our questions, even to the point of giving us fishing and cooking tips! The parking lot is small and is right next to the hatchery building and small ponds, walking was not more than a hundred meters to see everything, including the spawning fish. This made for a very interesting and informative side trip to Smithers.
    Written May 20, 2015
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  • Vickers55
    Cambridge, UK607 contributions
    It’s a short walk to see a nice bridge and a small river finishing at a fossil site don’t expect to see fossils. Best but is the stunning view on the drive from Smithers. And we saw deer on the road. It is s bit overhyped in local information Go if you have an hour to fill in
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • Zhong X
    Vancouver28 contributions
    This is an ordinary lake. It is quite challenge to get there. There is not a real trail to follow although it is only 500m.
    Written August 25, 2015
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