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Smithers (pop. 5,400) is located in the picturesque Bulkley Valley surrounded by three mountain ranges. Smithers offers affordable housing and many outdoor recreational activities which support a balanced lifestyle. Smithers is known as a ski community with its very close proximity to Hudson's Bay Mountain ski resort with its world class powder. The main industries are forestry, tourism, transportation and agriculture.


Winter activities in Smithers, BC
Lake Kathlyn - BC Govt Photo licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 at

Recreation in Smithers:

  • Downhill skiing and snowboarding at Hudson Bay Mountain
  • Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Golf
  • Curling and skating
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking and camping
  • Canoeing, kayaking, river rafting and waterskiing
  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • Snowmobiling


  • Midsummer Music Festival

Bulkley Valley District Hospital is a 24-bed acute care facility, which integrates home and community care into one facility.

Some of the services include:

Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers, BC

  • Emergency/outpatient
  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Maternity
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychiatric observation unit
  • Laboratory
  • Radiology (x-ray, mammography, ultrasound)
  • Pediatrics services
  • Home and Community Care
  • Community Cancer Clinic
  • Diverse programs of visiting specialists and surgeons

Other health care facilities in Smithers:

  • Bulkley Lodge (Long term care)
  • Smithers Community Health (Public Health and Mental Health and Addictions)
  • Healthy Living Center (Primary Care, Chronic Disease and Dietitian Support)