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Telkwa is surrounded by spectacular lakes, scenic rivers and breathtaking mountains that offer a beautiful experience year-round to both visitors and residents.  The meeting point of the Telkwa and Bulkley Rivers, combined with two historic bridges, visible from the scenic Riverside Trail, provide the perfect photography opportunity.

Whether you love to hike to an alpine lake, raft through white-water rapids, cross country ski in soft powder, or battle the will of large steelhead; Telkwa has year-round wilderness adventures. Local sightseeing and adventure tour operators offer various organized packages from world-class hunting, sport fishing and flight charters.

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Locals and visitors enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking, cycling, canoeing, tubing, rafting, kayaking, paddle-boarding and bird watching.

Learn more about Summer Recreation

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Venture out in the winter with phenomenal snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, skating, ice-fishing and downhill skiing at neighbouring mountains.

Learn more about Winter Recreation


Historic Walking Tour

The many restored heritage buildings take you back to Telkwa's pioneer days.  The self-guided walking tour is designed to help you discover the history of existing buildings and what you might have seen in Telkwa in the early 20th century.

Be sure to check out the Telkwa Museum and St. Stephen’s Anglican Church to view some interesting facts and artifacts.

Please be mindful that many of the stops on this tour are now private homes and not open to the public. 

Telkwa Visitor Guide & Trail Map

Download the Telkwa Visitor Guide to gather fun information on things to do in our picturesque, historic Village.  

The guide also features a map on Telkwa's walking trails, including trail distance and duration. Telkwa's extensive walking trail system features diverse river, marsh and aspen forest ecosystems. Many of the trails follow old telegraph, wagon and roads used in the pioneer days.  

Please be "Bear Smart" and watch ahead for bears and bear signs.  For more information on bear awareness, please visit:


Take the Touch of Telkwa Tour

Take a drive and experience the beauty of rural Telkwa and the collection of businesses in and around the area, offering accommodation, arts and crafts, special food outlets and so much more!

Pick up a tour map at the Telkwa Museum, Village office, Tyhee Market, or download your copy here.


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