The Terrace/Kitimat/Prince Rupert area is truly a fisherman’s paradise. Millions of salmon return to the Skeena River each year and northern lakes and rivers team with trout, char or grayling. The area is also home to the Kermode “Spirit Bear.” Lucky visitors may get a glimpse of a Kermode on highways or back roads around Terrace. So take your time through the region and watch out for bears!
First Nations communities welcome visitors to the villages that have been their home for hundreds of years. Several communities have interpretive centers such as the BC Parks Visitor Center in Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park. It showcases Canada’s most recent volcanic eruption and is the meeting point for the Crater Trail hiking tour.
Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a (Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park)
The Park has one of Canada’s most recent lava flows. Several day use sites allow visitors to view both the unique landscape and rich culture of the Nisga’a people. Guided tours to Volcano Cone are available by contacting: [email protected] For more information, please visit www.bcparks.ca
Lakelse Lake Campground is a perfect place to set up camp for salmon fishing. Situated near Terrace between the Skeena and Kitimat rivers, it has all the facilities necessary to make your stay enjoyable, including showers. Main gate opens at 5:00 am so you don’t miss the morning bite. Lakelse Lake Park is noted for…
The park offers the local community camping and picnicking with an easy 1 km walking trail. The sounds of water and cool breezes make Kleanza Creek a must stop – especially on hot days. Its natural beauty attracts many local residents for special occasions and is used often for wedding photos.
One of the day-use areas features a year-round boat launch, and the other a 0.5 km interpretive walk through old-growth forest. Exchamsiks River Park contains a rare Sitka spruce-salmon berry red listed plant community. The giant Sitka Spruce trees play an important role in this ecosystem. Hydrology, aspect, soil, plant composition, age, and topography have…