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Houston (pop. 3,700) was established in the early 1900s during the building of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Houston is a small, friendly town located between Prince George and Prince Rupert which offers some of the most affordable housing in the province and a vibrant business sector. Houston is known as Canada's Steelhead fishing capital. Main industries are forestry and tourism.

Fly Fishing in Houston, BC
Fly Fishing - BC Govt Photo licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 at PictureBC.ca


  • Steelhead Park
  • Indoor recreational facility
  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • Northwest Community College Campus
  • Many geocaching sites
  • Golf courses
  • Fishing in the Bulkley and Morice rivers, home to steelhead, spring and Coho salmon runs
  • Pool
  • Curling/skating rink
  • Cross-country ski trails
  • Bowling alley
  • Tennis courts
  • Gun range
  • Ball diamonds
  • Fields for rugby/soccer and track
  • Campgrounds
  • Hiking trails


  • Hike to one of the many surrounding waterfall locations
  • Visit one of the four surrounding Provincial Parks
  • Salmon Fish in the world renown Morice River which has the largest return of Steelhead in the world!

Houston Health Centre has many services under one roof in a family-like setting:

Houston Health Centre

  • Urgent care
  • Outpatient services
  • Public Health
  • Home and Community Care
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Physiotherapy
  • Child and infant development programs
  • A women's health Clinic
  • Physiotherapy Clinic
  • Visiting pediatrics and gynecology specialists
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Spirit Square Amphitheatre in Houston, BC
Amphitheatre - BC Govt Photo licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 at PictureBC.ca