Kitimat (Hwy 37 South):
Just before you reaching Terrace is the Junction
to Hwy 37 South which leads to Lakelse Provincial Park, Lakelse Hot
Springs and Kitimat.
This 156 campsite park with beaches, nature trails and mature forests
is located 14km (9mi) from Terrace.
These very hot and odorless hot springs are mostly inaccessible and too
hot for bathing but nearby resorts channel and use the springs.
Kitimat is home of the Aluminum Company of Canada (Alcan) due
to its proximity to the Nechako river and its potential hydroelectric
power. It sits at the head of the
Douglas Channel, a 90km (55.8) salt-water fjord that leads to the
Pacific Ocean. Famous for its fishing,
the rivers offer great salmon, trout and steelhead fishing. Go deep-sea
in the Douglas Channel, troll for salmon, halibut and cod or set pots
for shrimp, crab and abalone. There is also excellent hiking surrounding.
and boat charters are available.
Radley Municipal Park:
Located on Dike Road, Radley Park is home to B.C.'s oldest Sitka Spruce
tree which is more than 11m (36ft) around and 50m (164ft) tall and 500
Kitimat Centennial Museum:
Located in the city centre, the museum features displays of fossils, natural
history and Haisla Nation artifacts.
This is the world's largest intact coastal temperate rain forest with
stands of trees over 800 years old found in the protected watershed. The
Haisla Nation Rediscovery Society offers rediscovery camps here in the
valley. The Kitlope Valley is located 100 km (62 miles) southeast of Kitimat.
Taking its name from the natural terraces cut by the Skeena River, Terrace
is located on the Yellowhead Highway 210 km (130 miles) southwest of Smithers
and 140km (86.8mi) east of Prince
Rupert. Once a port of call for the Skeena river Sternwheelers, it
is now a distribution and government centre for the northwest. Fishing
are the main economic stays within the area. One of the largest spring
salmon ever caught (42 kg) was landed
on the Skeena shores. This region is home to the rare white Kermodei
bear (a sub-species of the black bear).
The heritage park offers tours of original log buildings and is located
on Kerby Road.
The private gardens here are open to public viewing at selected times.
See original totem poles, a Japanese styled garden with fountain and gold
fish pond. The Northern Lights Studio and garden is at 4820 Hall Avenue.
New totem poles, First Nations crafts and the House of Sim-oi-ghets are
located near the Yellowhead Highway on the west side of Terrace.
The Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed
Provincial Park is an interesting stop. Access is 3 km (2 miles) west
of the Infocentre via the Kalum Lake Road/Nisga'a Highway then turn north
and continue approximately 80 km (50 miles).
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