Transportation & Maps
A four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle, equipped with winter tires during the snow season, is the best way to get to and around Smithers and area.
Downtown and recreational areas close to town are easy to explore on foot but many attractions are outside of the main town core.
Rental cars are available – at the airport or downtown - if visitors wish to have a vehicle while they are in Smithers but don't drive there.
Limited Public Transportation
Smithers has a fixed route public bus, but its services are limited. The only bus route loops downtown then follows Highway 16 to Telkwa, 10 minutes east of town and back. The bus drives the route only every couple hours or so on weekdays and even less frequently on weekends. Passengers can call the public bus service to arrange a door-to-door pickup for the regular fare but only on weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
For fun in the summer, travellers can rent bikes at the two local bike shops. Biking is a leisurely way to get around and see part of neighbourhoods you wouldn't usually notice if you were driving.