Smithers Medical Facilities
Bulkley Valley District Hospital is a 25 bed acute care facility providing emergency, medical, surgical, maternity and palliative services. A specialist nursing team provides care for those undergoing cancer treatments.
The medical staff in Smithers consists of family physicians, two anesthetists, a radiologist, a pediatrician, visiting surgeons and other specialists. Some community services are also based at the hospital, including home support, home care nursing and rehabilitation therapy. The home support coordinator oversees the home support services in Hazelton and Houston as well.
Other facilities include:
- Bulkley Lodge
- Smithers Community Health
- Smithers Home and Community Care
Smithers is located in the picturesque Bulkley Valley surrounded by three mountain ranges which provide a backdrop for the town’s Alpine setting. The main industries include forestry, tourism, transportation and agriculture. Smithers offers affordable housing and natural splendor that support a balanced lifestyle. Smithers offers golf courses, swimming, curling and skating rinks, fitness trails, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, river rafting, snowmobiling, and waterskiing. The population of Smithers is approximately 5,414. There are three elementary schools, one secondary school and one alternate format school for grades 9 -12.