July 15, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Smithers, Outdoor Activity Tours
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The Village of Telkwa is just minutes from Smithers, it is where the Telkwa and Bulkley rivers meet. The backroads this area has to offer are full of adventures like hiking, biking, wildlife sightings, camping, fishing, and snowmobiling in the winter. A few days ago, we traveled through, starting on Coalmine Road and driving up Hydro Hill for an amazing view over-looking the valley and mountians. The presented picture is taken from the top of Hydro Hill. As we continued, we drove to a campsite located on the Telkwa river, and let the dogs out for a swim and drink. The sound was peaceful as the river flowed by us but it was time to carry on our way. We drove by the Telkwa Caribou Herd Recovery Project zone. There was once an abundance of Caribou in our area, but they now face extinction here. This area is protected from the public with a locked gate, in hopes of increasing the Caribou population again. We carried on our way and made it to our final destination, "the Microwave". This area is known by snowmobilers as a place that gets lots of powder in the winter, ideal to play and carve up the snow. Visiting in summertime means it was nice and sunny, so we parked the truck and walked up the mountian while enjoying the views. With this area full of hills, mountains, trees, and flowing water, I'm happy to call Telkwa home, where stepping out of the town and into the wilderness is just minutes away.