Locate River House BC Canada

Locate River House Telkwa, BC Canada

Locate River House Airport View from hill above the airport toward Mt. Hudson Smithers BC Canada

Airport Smithers, BC Canada

Locate River House in BC Canada

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Distance to River House Estate

  • Smithers to River House Estate – 25 Miles
  • Telkwa to River House Estate – 16 Miles
  • Houston to River House Estate- 19 Miles
  • Prince Rupert to River House Estate – 241 Miles
  • Prince George to River House Estate – 210 Miles

Driving to River House Estate on the Yellowhead Hwy 16 From Prince George BC Canada Then Continue on to Prince Rupert and the West Coast

Driving from Prince George you go through the rolling hills, farms and forests and arrive in the charming town of Vanderhoof. This town is more popularly known for its annual air show held in the fourth week of July. Vanderhoof is also the crossroads for a side trip to Fort St. James, a National Historic Site.  The site holds buildings from 1880, which were originally used during the fur-trading era. 

You will then come upon scenic Burns Lake. A carved cedar trout on the entrance of town greets visitors and reminds them they are in the heart of the Lake District. Anglers will feel right at home as they descend into the area’s numerous lakes and cast a line to catch rainbow and cutthroat trout, kokanee, ling cod, salmon and many other fish.

Houston is the next town along the Yellowhead. It boasts the world’s largest Fly Fishing Rod at 18m (59ft) long, which serves as a testament to the excellent fishing available for steelhead, salmon, and trout in and around the Bulkley and Morice river systems. If you should get bored fishing, there’s also the chance to canoe, hunt, mountain bike and hike. During the winter months Houston remains an active community with snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing.

19 Miles from Houston you will arrive at River House Estate

A little up the road, Telkwa is nestled on the banks of the Bulkley and Telkwa Rivers. This picturesque village of 1,400 residents borders Tyhee Lake Provincial Park. Surrounded by snow-capped mountain ranges and a myriad of lakes and streams, Telkwa’s spectacular natural setting offers extensive outdoor adventure and recreational opportunities, whether you love to hike into an alpine lake, canoe through white water rapids, ski down fresh powdered slopes, or battle the will of a large Steelhead.

Smithers is next known as the “Town for All Seasons” offers outstanding outdoor recreational pursuits during all seasons of the year. Just 11 km (7 mi) west of Telkwa.  Hudson Bay Mountain is the dramatic signature for Smithers. The classically shaped, 2,621m (8,600ft) mountain dominates the town and sets the scene for its alpine theme. All the stores and businesses along Main Street reflect the alpine ambiance. Red brick sidewalks are pedestrian friendly with places to sit, watch people go by and admire the mountains.

West of Smithers (45miles) are three Hazeltons, Hazelton, New Hazelton and South Hazelton. The area was named after the hazel bushes covering the region’s river-carved terraces. Mount Rocher DeBoule dominates the landscape with cliffs that tower 1,000m (3,300ft) over the Hazelton communities. Sitting in an area steeped in First Nations’ culture and heritage, it is hard to miss the totem poles in the area.

Terrace, (130 mi) west of Smithers, is a bustling, mountain-ringed silverside city with a white bear as its local symbol. The protected Kermode bear has fur ranging from blonde to white and still roams isolated valleys and coastal islands. Sightings are extremely rare. Much more common are the huge salmon caught along the Skeena and nearby tributary streams.

Depart from Terrace and marvel at the incredible scenery as the highway winds 91 miles along the Skeena River until reaching Prince Rupert.  Prince Rupert lies at the heart of the traditional territory of the Tsimshian First Nation. This territory is bordered by the traditional lands of the Gitxsan, Nisga’a, Haida and Heiltsuk people, many of whom today make their home in Prince Rupert as well as in their traditional communities along the neighboring coast. The city remains a centre for commerce and transportation, a meeting point for British Columbia and Alaska ferries, terminus of the Queen Charlotte Islands ferry, and the place where the Yellowhead Highway and rail meet the sea.