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.
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.
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
1272 Raymond Street
Maxwell Steelhead Guides
12571 Bourgon Road
River Pontoon Rentals
1508 Highway 16
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.
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.
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.
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.