10 Great Ways to Spend Your Time in Smithers


This month we are featuring the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers for our ‘Prestige Property of the Month’ competition.
Prestige Hudson Bay exterior drone shot cropped for web
Whether you’ve yet to enter the contest, or have already made numerous entries, we have provided a summary of some of the amazing activities- both adventurous and relaxing- to get you excited for what is on offer if you were to win this month’s giveaway.

Haven’t heard about the competition? Click here to check out our blog to get all the details.

The Prestige Hudson Bay Lodges offers a full service hotel and is located within the close knit community of Smithers. With the Hudson Bay Mountain providing a picturesque backdrop, it’s a great place to start your outdoor adventure or enjoy a little down time at the lodge. Enjoy the two on-site dining options, Noir Kitchen and Bar and Don Cherry’s Sports Grill and make sure to borrow our complimentary bikes, sporting equipment and board games for added enjoyment.

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Venturing away from the lodge, the list of activities to keep you busy is endless. Withthe town being a short drive or walk from the hotel, guests can enjoy the quaint alpine theme of Main Street and the countless outdoor activities available in both the summer and winter months. Whether you enjoy horseback riding, hiking, golfing, rafting, fishing or skiing, you will find your activity of choice here. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers and streams, the Bulkley Valley wants to be explored.

Here are 10 great ways to enjoy your time in Smithers:

1. Walk the quaint town of Smithers.

Video created by Marty Clemens for Smithers Tourism

Showcasing pride in the town’s history, the cultural scene in Smithers is vibrant and captivating. Visit local shops and art galleries or explore with a historic walking tour.

2. Spend a day at Kathlyn Lake.

Photo from https://smithers.aquabatics.com

Photo from https://smithers.aquabatics.com


Enjoy a day swimming, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and playing at the beautiful Kathlyn Lake with amazing views of Hudson Bay Mountain as your backdrop. If you wish to hire a kayak or SUP board, Aquabatics offers a variation of equipment for you to enjoy you day on the lake. Click here for more information.

3. Borrow the complimentary bikes and cycle the Perimeter Trail.

Photo from https://thegoodthebadandtherv.com/2016/09/17/riverfront-rv-park-town-smithers/

Photo from https://thegoodthebadandtherv.com/2016/09/17/riverfront-rv-park-town-smithers/


Much like the name suggests, the trail takes your around Smithers encompassing breathtaking views of the Bulkley river and Hudson Bay Mountain while connecting the town.  While many hikers, bikers, dog walkers and joggers use the trail in the summer, if you find yourself in Smithers over winter, it’s a popular trail for cross country skiers and snowshoers. Click here to view and download the Perimeter Trail.

4. Utilize local expertise and book a tour or day trip with Adventure Camp Tourism.

Hiking with Hayley from Adventure Camp Tourism

Hiking with Hayley from Adventure Camp Tourism


Depending on what your type of adventure is, the team is sure to find an activity that you would love. The activities range from mountain biking, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, jet boat tours, helicopter tours in the summer and cat and heli- skiing and boarding, backcountry, snowmobiling in winter.  Click here to learn for information on Adventure Camp Tourism.

5. Explore the Bulkley Valley on Horseback

Prestige Adventurers horseback riding with Mountain View Adventures

Prestige Adventurers horseback riding with Mountain View Adventures


Mountain View Adventures offers horseback riding tours suitable for all riders’ abilities. Operating in the Bulkley Valley since 1983, the team strive to offer a fun and safe horseback riding adventure that captures the beauty of the surroundings.   Click here for more information.

6. Enjoy the thrill of rafting the Bulkley River Canyon.

http://www.canadianraftingadventures.com/white-water-rafting/babine-skeena-river

http://www.canadianraftingadventures.com/white-water-rafting/babine-skeena-river

Main Current offers day trips to experience rafting over 30 rapids surrounded by scenic views. The river rafting adventure is said to be beyond compare with any other in the province. Available for visits from June to September. Click here for more information

7. Book a tee time with Smithers Golf and Country Club and enjoy a beautiful 18-hole golf course with exceptional greens and mountain views.

Photo from https://www.golfadvisor.com/courses/26735-smithers-golf-club

Photo from https://www.golfadvisor.com/courses/26735-smithers-golf-club

8. Spend a Day at Hudson Bay Mountain 

Photo from https://www.snowseekers.ca/destination/hudson-bay-mountain

Photo from https://www.snowseekers.ca/destination/hudson-bay-mountain


Grab your skis and snowboard and enjoy a day out at Hudson Bay Mountain to enjoy the driest powder conditions in the country. The lodge is settled at the base of Hudson Bay Mountain creating easy access to enjoy a day trip.

9. Enjoy the open trails and winter views with cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Photo from http://www.bvnordic.ca

Photo from http://www.bvnordic.ca

Click here to view the trails available and where you can hire equipment.

10. Immerse yourself in a world-class backcountry snowmobiling experience with Harvey Mountain Adventures.

Photo from http://smitherssnowmobiletours.com

Photo from http://smitherssnowmobiletours.com


They offer a variety of options that will suit any desire for a motorized backcountry adventure.

As a bonus activity make sure to take a short drive out to Witset (formerly known as Moricetown) and take in the history of the Wet’suwet’en by watching wild salmon jumping the falls, talk to local fishermen about traditional fishing techniques and their modern fisheries management program, and hear ancient stories about the place, its people and their culture.

Video from: Witset First Nation
Click here to learn more information

Whether you are someone who enjoys their rest and relaxation by taking in the amenities within the resort, or someone who loves to get outside and adventure, the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge provides the perfect setting for either and it will be a vacation you will remember. Make sure to enter our competition for this month to be in the running to win this amazing giveaway!

Click to enter via Facebook.
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TO ENTER:
1. LIKE the photo labelled Prestige Property of the Month on our Instagram
2. FOLLOW @PrestigeResorts on Instagram
3. SHARE the post to your story
4. COMMENT with the one reason why you want to experience Northern BC and Smithers

The greatest aspect about the competition is that we are running it across both our Instagram and Facebook platforms, so for an even greater chance of winning, visit both social media sites and REPEAT steps 1-4. The winner will be announced on the last day of each month.

Competition fine print: Transportation to and from the hotel is not included in the prize package. The prize is not transferable and must be used within 12 months from the draw date. The winner must still be following Prestige Hotels and Resorts at the time of the draw to be eligible, otherwise a redraw will be performed until a winner is found.

Make sure to follow our Instagram @PrestigeResorts and Facebook to stay updated

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