Smithers RVing stories

Check out the RVing opportunities in Smithers, British Columbia

The regional service area for the Bulkley Valley, Smithers is a diverse community with a lot going on. The town has a ton of character, an alpine theme and creative residents—as evidenced by its thriving arts scene.

Smithers, BC

Trip planner: Everything you need to know before RVing or camping in Smithers, B.C.

Information on camping in Smithers, B.C., including tourist attractions, visitor information, sani-dumps, RV campgrounds and more.
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The Battlefords

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This mountain goat on a pedestal keeps watch over downtown Smithers, B.C.

Smithers in summer

Smithers, B.C., has a growing reputation for friendliness and abundant cultural and recreational options.

A white mountain goat standing on a rocky craig.

Getting wild in Smithers

Surrounded by nature, Smithers, B.C., is the perfect place to search out the beautiful animals of the alpine

A downtown street scene of Smithers, B.C.

Smithers, B.C. —summertime activities in the Bulkley Valley

If you want friendly faces and a peaceful place to stay at the end of a long day’s travel, welcome to Smithers, B.C.

A red coffee roasting shop with chickens in the front yard.

Sip and savour the taste of Smithers

Smithers is a scenic mountain town located in northwestern B.C., and coffee connoisseurs will love it.

Photo courtesy Tourism Smithers

Smithers boasts a vibrant past

These Bulkley Valley stops are going to thrill you with local history.

Borno Farms market garden near Vanderhoof, B.C.

Edible abundance in Vanderhoof

Farmers around Vanderhoof, B.C., share their products at the weekly summertime farmers markets in the town.

Rock and wood sign for Smithers

The warm heart of Smithers

Smithers, B.C., welcomes visitors to join its warm-spirited bustle of outdoor recreation, cultural events and forward-looking attitude.


A community rich in history

Moricetown offers First Nations heritage and warm hospitality.

The Bulkley Valley taken from Old Babine Road near Smithers, BC.

Looking through the lens at nature’s doorstep

Northern B.C. photographer Jim Thorne offers tips on where to get the best pictures in Smithers.


A Smithers restaurant that respects the seasons of the Bulkley Valley

Seasons in the Valley is a restaurant operated by a mother-and-son team with a menu dictated by available produce and great taste.

Truck and RV at a lake

So much water fun

There are so many activities to do in, by and around the water in Smithers, it may not be possible to do them all. Gladys Atrill from Tourism Smithers recommends trying a number of them.

by Lisa Crane
The Babine are framed by green hills, red flowers, and are inset with a sparkling lake.

Northern culture crawl

Learning about the rich past of Smithers in northern B.C. is easy to do, thanks to its Culture Crawl. This self-paced tour will take you around the alpine-themed downtown, a stunning garden, interesting buildings and a selection of pleasantly surprising displays.

Smithers alpine Main Street includes red paved sidewalks, a large alpine clock and greenery.

Follow the red brick road

People who visit Smithers for the outdoor recreation are generally pleased to find that the town fits right in with its spectacular surroundings. Alpine Al, a statue of a man blowing an alpine horn, welcomes visitors to come discover this town's vibrant spirit.


Colourful history and beautiful surroundings inspire a Smithers author

Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park near Smithers is not only an amazing destination with samples of ancient fossils for visitors to enjoy. It has also been a source of inspiration to local author Sheila Peters.

downtown Smithers

Top things to see and do in Smithers

Smithers has high times galore.

by Glynis Fediuk

RV-friendly businesses near Smithers