Morice River and Buck Flats

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

(Chris Harris photo)


Transportation & Maps

The town of Houston straddles Highway 16, the main east-west route in Northern British Columbia.

Transportation options include car travel, public transportation, and flights into Smithers or Prince George.

Car Travel

The closest main towns are Smithers to the west and Burns Lake to the east. Both are about an hour's drive from town in either direction. The route to Smithers passes through the small Village of Telkwa, while the route to Burns Lake passes through the tiny community of Topley. The closest urban centre is Prince George, Northern British Columbia's biggest city. It's about a three-hour drive east along Highway 16.

It's easy to see the town centre's attractions by foot but a private vehicle is best for adventuring throughout the area. Four by four and/or snow tires are necessary for the winter, but not in the summer. Visitors can rent cars in Houston at A-1 Carwash Rentals and Repairs, and Aurora Truck Centre Ltd.

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