Nestled on the banks of the world-renowned Bulkley and Telkwa Rivers, the picturesque, historical village of Telkwa is located about 11 km’s South of Smithers and is home to about 1350 residents. Tyhee Lake Provincial Park borders Telkwa and is a hub of summer boating, swimming and camping. Telkwa's spectacular natural setting offers extensive outdoor adventure and recreational opportunities. Many people prefer the small-town charm and country feel of Telkwa, the lots are generally larger then Smithers and the forests and nature are always only a few steps in any direction. Telkwa features some great eateries, a pub, convenience store, building supply store/ garden centre, elementary school and a post office. Telkwa also boasts an outdoor hockey rink, tennis courts, ball diamonds, soccer field, the Telkwa Community hall and a Senior’s Centre.
Just an FYI for navigating, you will find that many locals refer to directions on Highway 16 as East and West of Smithers but the Highway runs North until Hazelton. Locals do this because the general direction of the Highway 16 is to the West Coast and Prince Rupert. This can be confusing for visitors who expect North to be North.