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Morice River and Buck Flats

Canoeing at Stepp Lake, Nenikëkh/Nanika-Kidprice Provincial Park near Houston

(Chris Harris photo)

Houston

Fountain in Steelhead Park, Houston (Fountain in Steelhead Park, Houston (Picture BC photo)

Fountain in Steelhead Park, Houston (Fountain in Steelhead Park, Houston (Picture BC photo)

Houston (pop: 3,200) is a small Northern British Columbia town through and through; the people here are friendly, open, and proud.

For visitors, the town offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities: Hike the area's vast forests, or canoe and fish in creeks, rivers, and hundreds of lakes. Winter brings cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Fishing

Houston is known as the "Steelhead Capital of the World" because so many anglers flock here for the mighty fish – even though it is catch and release only.

Anglers also come for spring and coho salmon, Dolly Varden, rainbow trout and other species, making Houston an angling hot spot. Fortunately, the many lakes and vast terrain make it so that no one place is too crowded.

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