The Town of Smithers is situated northwestern British Columbia directly on the Trans Canada Highway 16, approximately half way between the cities of Prince Rupert and Prince George. It was founded in 1913 as a regional centre for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad.
Nearly 6,000 people call Smithers home and nearly 20,000 live in the surrounding valley and rural communities. As a service centre, Smithers offers many more amenities than you might expect for a town its size. Smithers has a lively downtown, three major grocery stores, a regional hospital, and is a government service centre. The Smithers Regional Airport is serviced by two direct flights per day from Vancouver and is an established jumping off point to reach all points in the North and West of B.C. Smithers offers outstanding outdoor recreational pursuits during all phases of the year. This includes fishing and hunting, downhill and cross-country skiing, golfing, snowmobiling, canoeing and kayaking and many more. Coupled with a lively music scene, Art Gallery, Museum, theatrical performances and an energetic sporting community, Smithers has something for everyone.