Terrace

Population: 11,320

Terrace is located 92 miles east of Prince Rupert and 127 miles west of Smithers on Yellowhead Highway 16. 

Visitor Information: Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce Visitor Centre.

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.

Attractions:

  • Heritage Park Museum, a collection of original log pioneer buildings representing various log building techniques.
  • The national Aboriginal Days celebration is held June 21; Riverboat Days celebration is the BC Day long weekend in August and the following weekend, the Downtown Street Fest.
  • Lakelse Lake Provincial Park on Highway 37 has sandy beaches, swimming and nature trails.
  • Anhluut’ukwsim Lamihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Provincial Park (formerly Nisga’a Lava Beds) north of Terrace via the Nisga’a Highway. Sportfishing in the Skeena, Copper, Kalum,Nass, Tseax, Kitimat and Lakelse rivers.