Sitting along the mighty Skeena River amidst gorgeous green forests, rugged mountains and cliffs, Terrace (population: 11,320) is the perfect central base for all outdoor pursuits.
In the summer, go hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, or kayaking – all in one day if feeling adventurous. Keep an eye out for the rare white Kermode (Spirit) bear. Salmon fishing is also especially popular here.
In winter, huge dumps of snow make for incredible powder skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Outdoor ice-skating on the lakes is also possible when the weather is cold enough and the snow has been cleared. Local hot springs, developed and undeveloped, also make for fine evening soaks.
In the evening, to get a feel for local culture, check out Terrace's many pubs and restaurants. For entertainment and maybe dancing, see local musicians perform at the town's various coffee houses or at the bar on the weekends.