You can salmon fish the river from Main Street in Telkwa, a forestry and
agriculture village on the TransCanada Yellowhead (hwy 16). While many
not want to fish in this manner, the entire area can provide great steelhead,
salmon and trout fishing. The town's name is Wet'sewet'en for "where the
waters meet", Telkwa being at the junction of the Telkwa and Bulkley Rivers.
There are many heritage buildings in the town to take you back to the
turn of the century, when the area first became settled for agriculture
and later became the economic centre of the valley. Today the area is
also known for its many possibilities for the outdoor enthusiast. Hiking,
wildlife viewing, fishing and heli-skiing throughout the Bulkley Valley,
fossil hunting at Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park or camping, picnicking
and boating at nearby Tyhee Lke Provincial Park are just some of the activities
to be experienced in the area.
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Industries: forestry, mining, agriculture, tourism
Summer Average: 18 C • Winter Average: 4 C
Telkwa lies on the major highway 16. Although the area is service
by the Smither's Airport, Greyhound Bus Lines makes a stop at the community.
There is a seaplane base nearby.
Facilities & Activities: tennis courts, soccer/baseball fields, horseshoe
pits, skating rink, walking tours, fishing, boating, rafting, kayaking,
canoeing, tubing, hiking, skiing, swimming. The recreation facilities
of Smithers are very close.
Attractions: Telkwa Museum, Aldermere Ridge, specialty shops
- Barbeque Days & Demolition Derby
There are two provincial campsites plus a couple of private campsites
and a motel in or close to town. More facilities and accommodations are
available in nearby Smithers. Lodges and resorts are located throughout
The Village of Telkwa
220, (NW) Telkwa, B.C. V0J 2X0
Telephone: (250) 846-5212
BC Tourism Association
P.O. Box 2373,
Prince George, B.C. V2N 2S6
Telephone: (250) 561-0432 Fax: (250) 561-0450
Toll Free: 1-800-663-8843