Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
With Hudson Bay Mountain to the southwest and Babine Mountains Provincial Park to the northeast, Smithers has an endless number of day and multi-day hikes for beginners and experts.
Some of the hiking trails lead to lookouts, others to lakes and cabins. Many trails can also be made into overnight circular routes. The best time to hike is usually late July to September, depending on the snow melt.
Trails Close to Town
One of the greatest aspects of hiking in Smithers is the trails' close proximity to town. Many hikes start only a 15-minute drive from downtown. In addition, hikers will feel as if they have the mountains to themselves, even during peak season in late summer, because of the massive scope of pristine nature in the area and the small population.