7 THINGS TO DO IN TERRACE
Make no mistake, spending time at Lakelse Lake is definitely one of the top things to do while in Terrace, but as you will be living the dream at the lake on your trip, here are some other activities to do while you stay in the Terrace area:
Ferry Island Trails – Located on Hwy 16 at the east entrance to Terrace, Ferry Island has many easy walking trails along the banks of the Skeena River. Be on the outlook for unique face carvings by a local artist hidden in the bark of the trees. Borrow a fishing rod at the Terrace Visitor Centre (just a further few kilometres east on Hwy 16), and try your luck on the river.
Heritage Park Museum – Take a self-guided history tour of this pioneer park exploring the past and learning about the survival skills of the early 20th century pioneers who established Terrace. Exploring the 8 historical buildings gives every visitor insight into the fishing, trapping, mining and forestry industry of the early settlers. Heritage Park is located at the top of Kalum Street Hill, about 3 km north from downtown Terrace.
Kitselas Canyon Historical Site – The canyon is a narrow passage of the Skeena River with tumultuous water and jagged cliffs. It is home to the Gitselasu, otherwise known as the Kitselas people. The Kitselas are one of seven Tsimshian First Nations communities in Northwest BC. The Gitselasu have developed the award winning Kitsleas Canyon National Historic Site. Visitors on a guided tour can wander through four thematic longhouse displays, a carving shed, animal display, historical displays and more. Free outdoor activities include views of the longhouses, an interpretive nature trail that leads to the canyon, 6 totem poles, petroglyphs and a view of historic Ringbolt Island and the mighty Skeena River. The site is located about 32 km northeast of Waterlily Bay, just off Hwy 16.
Riverboat Days - Riverboat Days is a community festival organized to showcase the community vitality, the culture, and especially the heritage, of Terrace and area. It is now over thirty years old. The festival begins on the Friday of the August BC Day long weekend, and extends for a full week. The Riverboat Days program is very wide ranging, including a street parade, sporting events, music, theatre, historical tours, and visual art displays. There is something for everybody!
Skeena Valley Farmers Market – During the summer months, the local farmers market is set up on Market Street in George Little Park downtown and runs from the first Saturday in May, straight through to the last Saturday in October. You’ll find smiling, friendly faces and all the best that the folks of the Skeena Valley can make, bake, grow and gather from 9 am to 1 pm.
Skeena Salmon Art Fest – In Terrace, we celebrate the cultural importance of salmon through public art, including murals, sculptures, carvings, banners, and more. Throughout the summer months, check out the talented artists creating amazing murals on building walls throughout the city. Visit the Terrace Art Gallery during the month of August to see the Skeena Salmon Art Show, an open and juried exhibit of regional artists celebrating our beloved salmon.
Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club – Be sure to bring your clubs, because Terrace boasts one of the most picturesque golf courses in the province! Located at the foot of the majestic Thornhill Mountain, just 20 minute drive from Waterlily Bay, each of the 18 holes of this course offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. After your round, enjoy a meal and beverage at the clubhouse, while marvelling at the best view in town!
For more information about what to do in the Terrace area, visit www.visitterrace.ca