Houston, British Columbia

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Houston Part of the BC Adventure Network. Over a million web site visitors annually !

Nature and Forestry Centre

Halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, Houston is both a wilderness and an industrial hub. Forestry and mineral explorations have contributed to the area's prosperity but recreation and fishing in the area's rivers and lakes are bringing more people to Houston every year. Houston is also known as the Steelhead Capital and is home to the world's biggest fly rod; over 18 metres (59 ft.) in length! However it is not just fishers who are attracted to the area; cross-country skiiers and hikers are drawn to the many kilometres of trails. The lakes, rivers and forest entice those interested in backpacking, camping, canoeing, photography and wildlife viewing. Woods tours are offered by the different forest companies in the area enabling you to see logging practices in action.

Whether you are interested in the outdoors from a recreation or commercial perspective, Houston has something exciting to offer.

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City Information

Population: 3,707

Main Industries: forestry, tourism, supply & service centre

Climate: Summer Average: 14.5 C • Winter Average: -12.7 C

Rainfall: 305 cm/yr Snowfall: 164 cm/yr

Access: Right on Highway 16 (Yellowhead), Houston is easily accessible by car, rail and bus. The closest commercial airport is in Smithers.

Recreation Facilities & Activities: 2 golf courses, pool, curling & skating rink, cross country ski trails, bowling alley, tennis courts, gun range, rodeo grounds, ball diamonds, rugby/soccer and track area, camping, hiking, horseback riding, forest tours, hunting, fishing

Local Attractions: Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Trails, World's Largest Fly Rod, Salmon Enhancement Project

May - Pleasant Valley days: rodeo, logger sports

July/August - forest tours

September - Houston Trade Show

Accommodations: There are many forestry campsites near town as well as private campsites and motels.

For Information:
Houston & District Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 396 (NW), Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0
Telephone: (250) 845-7640 • Fax: (250) 845-3682

Northern BC Tourism Association
P.O. Box 2373,
Prince George, B.C. V2N 2S6
Telephone: (250) 561-0432 • Fax: (250) 561-0450
Toll Free: 1-800-663-8843
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Area Maps of BC's Northwest
Hwy 37 Stewart Cassiar:
Queen Charlotte Islands:
Queen Charlotte Islands
Hwy 16 Prince Rupert to Prince George:
Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat (Skeena)
Hazelton (Babine) Smithers (Bulkley Valley) Houston (Morice)
Burns Lake (North) Burns Lake (South) Tweedsmuir Park
Vanderhoof (Nechako) Fort St. James Prince George
Hwy 97 North from Prince George:
Hart Highway
Hwy 16 East from Prince George:
McBride to Wells Gray Park

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