Telkwa is surrounded by spectacular lakes, picturesque 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

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Historic Walking Tour

The many restored heritage buildings take you back to the turn of the century.  Explore the Village’s history with a self-guided walking tour and envision what you might have seen in Telkwa over 100 years ago.

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. 

Community Trails


Telkwa has an extensive trail system featuring diverse river, marsh and aspen forest ecosystems as well as several interpretive centers. These centers provide educational information on the plant and animal life as well as the history of the original Alderemere town site that was abandoned in 1915.

Have a look at the Telkwa Trail Map and read more on the Telkwa Trails to the right.