Premier Listings for the Bulkley & Skeena Valleys

The Bulkley and Skeena River Valleys extend from Smithers through the Hazelton Mountains to Prince Rupert via Highway 16, including the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers, Kitimat, Terrace, the Kitlope Heritage Conservancy, and Gitnadoix River Provincial Recreation Area.

There are many things this area isn’t. It’s not home to a major city such as Vancouver or even Prince George; it’s not a hugely popular tourist destination such as the near-mythical Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) or the cozy Okanagan Valley area; and it doesn’t contain vast tracts of uncharted wilderness such as the north does. Therefore, it’s easy to overlook or underappreciate what, on closer inspection, is an adventurer’s playground. Accessible by paved road, ferry, and plane, this region is filled with both unique wilderness experiences and the ‘standard’ British Columbia fare of deep fjords, dramatic canyons, sheer mountains, rivers thick with salmon, old-growth forests, and an abundance of wildlife.

Nestled up under the Alaska Panhandle, this is the province’s northernmost coast. It’s home to the Skeena, the second-largest river in British Columbia. Over five million salmon return to the Skeena every year, making this a premier salmon-fishing area. Prince Rupert, with its highway, rail, air, and ferry connections, serves as a gateway to pristine wilderness. Stop and stay awhile on your way through – there’s room to relax and to play in this region so rich in Native and pioneer history. And since this area includes the world’s largest intact coastal rain forest – Kitlope Heritage Conservancy – bring your rain gear, just in case!

Circle Tours: See the best of Northern BC on one of the Circle Tours that capture the wonders of the north. The Circle Tour of Northern British Columbia incorporates the Alaska Highway through the Rocky Mountain foothills to Watson Lake in the Yukon, linking with the Stewart/Cassiar Highway and Yellowhead Highway 16 in the south. The Inside Passage Circle Tour and the Native Heritage Circle Tour follow the same route, from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island north by ferry to Prince Rupert. Catch another ferry to the Queen Charlotte Islands, or venture east on the Yellowhead Highway to Prince George, and south through the peaceful Cariboo to Vancouver along the historic Cariboo Wagon Road.
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Location: The Bulkley Valley and Skeena River Valley are located between Prince George and the west coast of northern British Columbia. Highway 16 links Smithers with Prince George to the southeast. Highway 37 (Stewart-Cassiar Hwy) links Highway 16 with points north on the way to Yukon from Kitwanga, and Highway 37 links Highway 16 with Kitimat, 35 miles (58 km) to the south from Terrace. Highway 16 runs north and west from Smithers to Prince Rupert, a distance of about 220 miles (355 km).

For ferry access to Prince Rupert, visit our Transportation section. There’s a regularly scheduled airline service to Prince Rupert, Terrace, and Smithers from southern British Columbia. For information on passenger rail service between Smithers and Prince Rupert, contact Via Rail, 1-800-561-8630.

The following towns are in or near the Bulkley and Skeena River Valleys (east to west):
Telkwa, Smithers, New Hazelton, Hazelton, Kispiox, Kitwanga, Terrace, Kitimat, and Prince Rupert.

Premier Listings

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Prince Rupert Apartments
Macro Properties 115 3rd Street Prince Rupert BC V8J 4C4 Home Phone: 250-627-5003Home Fax: 250-624-4931Visit Website

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Our Prince Rupert Apartments range in size from bachelor to three bedrooms, and come furnished and un-furnished, for short-term or long-term rental at Bayview Manor, Cedar Ridge Townhomes, Drake Crescent, Helmsman Apartsments, and Sherbrooke Gardens. Our buildings are in close proximity to the port, ferry, train terminals, public transit, the hospital, schools, the civic center, performing arts centre, and downtown restaurants and amenities.

Macro Properties provides quality living at competitive rates. Our buildings offer ample parking, laundry facilities, and pet-friendly suites. Some of our complexes are renovated, include plenty of green space, and have beautiful views of the area. Our management team is just a phone-call away and always ready to provide assistance to ensure you are taken care of and secure in your home.

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Capri Motor Inn
3984 Highway 16 West Box 3418 Smithers BC V0J 2N0 Home Phone: 250-847-4226Work Fax: 250-847-3731Work Phone: 1-800-663-3120Visit Website

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Welcoming people from all over the world, the Capri Motor Inn and Capri Family Restaurant offer friendly hospitality and comfortable service at affordable prices. Located near the heart of beautiful downtown Smithers, within walking distance of downtown stores, restaurants, entertainment, and the recreation centre, and minutes from local attractions such, as Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort.

With over 60 rooms we are sure to have something to meet your needs. We have ample parking enabling those guests travelling with larger vehicles and/or trailers to park with ease. Our 24 hour front desk provides security and service throughout your stay. Our staff is always available to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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Prince Rupert Adventure Tours
PO Box 160 Prince Rupert BC V8J 1A2 120-215 Cow Bay Road Prince Rupert BC V8J 1A2 Work Fax: 250-624-3151Work Phone: 1-800-201-8377Visit Website

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Experience stunning and magnificent displays of wildlife in their natural habitat in and around BC’s beautiful North Coast! Encounter humpback, orca, gray and minke whales feeding and playing in the sheltered Northern Inside Passage. Watch for porpoises, seals, sea lions, bald eagles, blue herons, and other sea birds as you learn first-hand about the diverse West Coast environment with our marine adventures tours. Our Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Tours offer a chance to see these legendary giants in the famous and pristine Khutzeymateen “Valley of the Grizzly”, home of the largest population of Grizzly Bears anywhere on Earth.

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