SUMMER RECREATION

ATV’ing

Telkwa Pass is one of the area’s must-do rides.  Visitors will find themselves surrounded by majestic peaks, glittering lakes and glacier-fed waterfalls. Riding areas range from beginner to intermediate, with the occasional advanced rocky section.  For more information, please visit Bulkley Valley Quad Riders.

ATVs can be rented from Harvey Mountain Adventures in neighbouring Smithers.

 

Bird Watching

The region around Telkwa affords great sightings of birds for the novice and experienced birder. A walk by the river will bring sightings of a variety of bird species. The viewing platform at Tyhee Lake Provincial Park provides a lookout over a marsh that harbours numerous species of birds, mammals, small reptiles and fish.

 

Cycling / Mountain Biking

The Telkwa area offers a diverse group of trails and forestry roads for every level of ability. The rides vary from easy, to moderate and extended day trips.

 

 

Bicycle rentals are available from McBike & Sport in our neighbouring community of Smithers.

 

Fishing

The Telkwa area provides tranquil lakes that provide magnificent opportunities to catch fish like char, kokanee, cutthroat and rainbow trout.

 

Test your skill against the fighting spirit of a steelhead on the Bulkley River.   There are 68 major rivers that flow through this vast area, each offering its own brand of excellent fishing.

 

BC's Fishing regulations and licencing

 

Local adventure tour operators offer various organized packages from world-class hunting, sport fishing and flight charters:

 

Alpine Lakes Air

5130 Seaplane Base Road

Tel: 250-846-9488

Frontier Experience

1272 Raymond Street

Tel: 877-846-9153

Maxwell Steelhead Guides

12571 Bourgon Road

Tel: 604-945-9002

River Pontoon Rentals

1508 Highway 16

Tel: 780-781-1977

 

Golf

The Smithers Golf and Country Club, just 13 km west of Telkwa, offers an 18-hole championship course and features a driving range, full-service clubhouse and pro-shop.  For more information, visit the Smithers Golf and Country Club.

 

Disc Golf

The Disc Golf course on Skillhorn Road has two course layouts, which are still in the development stage.  Please contact the Bulkley Valley Disc Golf Association for more information.

Hiking Trails

There is no end to the alpine lakes and meadows to explore. For more information, please visit Bulkley Valley Backpackers.

 

Fun on the Water

  • Round Lake is located east of Telkwa and offers great opportunities to be out on the water.

  • Tyhee Lake Provincial Park has a great, kid-friendly beach and is a popular family spot, offering many outdoor activities.

  • Paddleboard rentals are available on the main beach at Tyhee Lake in the summer months from Wednesday to Sunday, weather dependent.  For more information, please contact Local Supply Co. at 250-847-5388.

  • The Bulkley River is popular for white water rafting, kayaking, tubing and jet boating. 

 

 

For more information on rentals and trips, please see service providers listed on Tourism Smithers.