Terrace is located 92 miles east of Prince Rupert and 127 miles west of Smithers on Yellowhead Highway 16.
Logging was the major industry in Terrace for decades. For a time, the community was known as the “cedar pole capital of the world,” and the world’s largest cedar pole (162 feet/50 metres) was cut here. The economy has since diversified, and Terrace remains a commercial hub.
Terrace has all visitor services, including lodging at motels/hotels; dining at restaurants and fast-food outlets; gas stations; shopping centres and “big box” stores. Camping at private and public campgrounds.
- Heritage Park Museum, a collection of original log pioneer buildings representing various log building techniques.
- Riverboat Days and Riverside Music Festival and the Skeena Valley Fall Fair are held in August.
- Lakelse Lake Provincial Park on Highway 37 has sandy beaches, swimming and nature trails.
- Nisga’a Lava Memorial Park lava beds north of Terrace via the Nisga’a Highway. Sportfishing in the Skeena, Copper, Kalum,Nass, Tseax, Kitimat and Lakelse rivers.