Nestled in the majestic mountain scenery of the Skeena Valley in British Columbia, the city of Terrace is the perfect destination for those seeking to enjoy outdoor pursuits. Terrace sits on the banks of the mighty Skeena River with splendid views of the Shames Mountains and is the gateway to lush forests, rugged parks, expansive lakes and truly wild places. Angling enthusiasts come from afar for the excellent Pacific salmon and steelhead trout fishing in the months June to September. Experienced local guides with charter boats offer lessons to anglers of all levels, right from beginners, and are happy to share their skills and fishing knowledge. The natural splendour of the area makes hiking, camping, hunting, canoeing, biking and horse riding a highly memorable experience. There is an abundance of facilities where necessary equipment for your outdoor activities can be hired. Ensure you have your camera and binoculars at the ready for spotting the local wildlife: you may even be lucky enough to get a sighting of the elusive white Kermode bear, also known as the Spirit bear.
Terrace has a rich history: the indigenous Kitselas people, one of the Tsimshian First Nation's tribes, have lived in the area for thousands of years and many now live on the Kulspai reserve on the opposite side of the city's river. Although many of the original villages are no longer inhabited, visitors can glimpse at what life was like for these tribes at one of the historic sites where recreated longhouses are on display and traditional ceremonies are re-enacted. Aboriginal arts and crafts can be purchased at some of the First Nation sites and others offer nature trails to see authentic petroglyphs on the rocky slopes and highlight native tracking skills.