Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Surrounded full circle by mountains, it's no surprise Terrace has an extensive network of hiking trails.
The best part about hiking in the area is the range of terrain and how quiet the routes are; so few people live in the area relative to the number of easily accessible hiking trails that visitors can usually have nature all to themselves.
Local trails range from novice to intermediate to expert. Explore a wilderness trail just a few minutes from town or plan more complicated expeditions that entail one or more nights hiking in the mountains and camping under the stars. Choose an adventure based on length, difficulty and distance from town.
Hiking Ferry Island
One popular, short and easy walking trail through the forest close to town is the loop around Ferry Island, the municipal campground that links to the new bridge. The trail follows the Skeena River around the island. It's entertaining for kids who can try to spot the people in the trees; a local artist carved faces into many of the tree trunks, some of which are obvious, others subtle.