Intersected by four major rivers – Kispiox, Skeena, Bulkley, and Suskwa – and surrounded by several natural wilderness lakes, the area surrounding New Hazelton is a fine place to launch a boat into the water.
The water is clean and quiet, and the scenery consists of beautiful snow-capped peaks, wild forests, deep canyons and lush valleys. Fishing for salmon or steelhead is another way to enjoy the lakes and rivers around New Hazelton.
River rafting and kayaking are especially popular in the area. Individuals should be experienced and get to know the rivers or go with experts, as certain parts of the waterways include whitewater and can be dangerous.
Two provincial parks in the area, Seeley Lake Provincial Park and Ross Lake Provincial Park, have small lakes that are great for canoeing, kayaking, and other mellow water sports such as swimming. Seeley Lake also has a clean and cozy campground. The best time of year for boating is during the summer, between June and early September, when the weather and water are warmest.