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Smithers

Community

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.

Amenities:

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

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

Events:

  • Midsummer Music Festival
Facilities

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)

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