Terrace is the perfect juxtaposition of the Northwest, bringing together a perfect blend of amenities to the locals and tourists alike. Known for world-class fishing, snowboarding, skiing, biking and hiking trails, and many other opportunities for outdoor adventure, Terrace is also well acquainted in the ways of warm hospitality, art, culture and business.
Terrace has a population of 13,600 (2016 Census) and a regional population of just over 20,000. It is well known as the service hub of the northwest region.
Terrace sits in the heart of one of the oldest continuously occupied regions of the world. The First Nations Tsimshian tribes have inhabited Northwest B.C. for over 5000 years.
Cedarvale is about 45 km west of Hazelton on highway 16. It is also known by the Minskinish, or Meanskinisht, meaning “Holy City”, because it was founded by missionaries in the 1880s.
Kitselas (or Gits’ilaasü) means “people of the canyon.” The community is situated at Kitselas Canyon on the Skeena River, once a great trading nexus, just outside the city of Terrace. More recently, Kitselas people have begun to repopulate a more traditional and remote site on a bluff overlooking the Canyon, at Gitaus reserve (Git’aws meaning “people of the sand”). Gitaus is gradually becoming the center of Kitselas life.
Kitsumkalum is one of fourteen Tsimshian Tribes that has occupied traditional territories in northwest British Columbia for thousands of years. It is located just west of Terrace.
Kitsumkalum is now a very modern community that displays the effects of assimilation into Canadian culture.
Rosswood is a small community of about 150 residents. It is located on the northern tip of the beautiful Kalum Lake, about 40 kilometers North of Terrace, British Columbia.
Thornhill is on the east side of the Skeena River, along Highway 16. Thornhill has a population of about 4500. It connects to Terrace by the Old Skeena Bridge and the ‘new bridge’.
Usk is a hamlet on the north bank of the Skeena River. The community was almost entirely destroyed by a flood in the 1930s. Access to Usk is by train, ferry or passenger-only cablecar.