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Smithers Community Forest Trails (Smithers)

Mountain BikingSnowshoeingNature StudyHiking

  • Rec Site #:REC98586
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:$10.00 Trail Use
  • Fee Applies:Apr 10, 2015 - Mar 30, 2024
    All Days
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Operator:THE BULKLEY VALLEY CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB SOCIETY
  • Site Description: Perched in a spruce forest immediately above the picturesque alpine town of Smithers in northwestern BC. Winter: The Nordic Centre is renowned for excellent snow conditions and a lengthy ski season, due to a) elevation and b) location in a snowbelt area between BC's cold interior and damp coastal climates. The Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre features a 45-km network of trails through sheltered spruce and pine forest. Every trail is groomed for both classic and skate skiing and maintained regularly with state-of-the art grooming equipment. The trails are well-marked and range from fairly flat with a few gentle slopes, to challenging routes with steep climbs and hairpin turns. FEES APPLY TO WINTER USE OF TRAILS. Summer: The 45km trail network hosts abundant opportunity for hiking, biking, and nature study. Specifically, there is the Nature Trail, a marked route to and around Goldeneye Lake.

  • Driving Directions: Turn left at lights from Hwy 16 on to Tatlow Road in Smithers, turn right onto Pacific Street, turn Left on Dahlie Road, cross over railway overpass. Follow the hard left turn on to Hudson Bay Mountain Road (follow skier signs), continue up Hudson Bay Mountain Road, through switchbacks and BV Nordic Centre is first right after switchbacks, at 9km.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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