When to visit
- Very Favourable
What to do
- Worth the detour
- Must see
Smithers is an attractive mountain town, set against the backdrop of the majestic glacier-topped Hudson Bay Mountain. Because of its alpine environment, the town has adopted an alpine theme. Main Street was reconstructed in 1979 with red brick sidewalks and alpine style rooflines on buildings and shops.
That may be one reason why many European immigrants, attracted by the town's setting and lifestyle, chose to settle in Smithers.
Be sure to pay a visit to the Smithers Art Gallery. Another interesting attraction is Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park, home to one of the world’s most significant fossil beds. The visitors centre offers a map to the park.
The Bulkley Valley Fall Fair, one of British Columbia's largest agricultural exhibitions, takes place in Smithers on the weekend before Labour Day.
Where to eat
- $ Inexpensive
- $$ Moderate
- $$$ Upscale
- $$$$ Fine dining
Trackside Cantina ($$)
This small Mexican restaurant is sure to charm you. The tasty authentic Mexican dishes are always made with fresh ingredients, including produce that is organic and purchased locally whenever possible. Try one of their fabulous fruity cocktails - after all, you are on holiday! Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
3815 Railway Avenue, Smithers / 250-847-3363
Daddio’s Family Restaurant ($$)
This friendly family restaurant serves Canadian and American comfort food at its best, with such classics as soups, sandwiches, salads, burgers, pasta, pizza and a few meat dishes such as steak, pork ribs and souvlaki. Consistent quality food and friendly service make Daddio's a local family favourite! Open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.
3735 Alfred Avenue, Smithers / 250-847-2255
Bulkley Valley Exhibition
Dates: August 22 to 25, 2019
Bulkley Valley Exhibition is a weekend of family fun and entertainment in the heart of cowboy country. Activities include a parade, a rodeo, cattle auctions, farm animal races, live entertainment, rides, games and more.
- Very Favourable