Cultural experiences, lifetime memories

The Northwest is home to a rich history of First Nations culture that dates back to time immemorial. Many opportunities exist to uncover authentic First Nations experiences rooted in culture, history and art. Visit the communities of Kitselas and Kitsumkalum. There are several Indigenous communities in the region, including the Haisla to the south at Kitamaat Village or the Nisga’a Nation to the north in the spectacular the Nass Valley – home to ancient Lava Beds and four Nisga’a villages.

Kitselas Canyon National Historic Site

Kitselas Canyon includes four  interpretive buildings at the canyon, built in the traditional style of longhouses. The Canyon Trail includes four modern-day clan poles set amid towering hemlock and spruce trees as the path leads to the stunning viewing platform over the canyon.

Explore the rich cultural history at the Kitselas Canyon Nation Historic Site where you can discover the social, cultural and economic importance of this settlement area and see first-hand why this place remains important to the Kitselas people.

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Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park

Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park is located in the heart of Nisga’a territory and is home to spectacular natural features including the sprawling lava fields. You will find walking trails, the hot springs and the world-class Nisga’a Museum in the community of Laxgalts’ap.

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Hlgu Isgwit Hot Springs

These healing waters are located just past the community of Gitwinsilkw in the Nass Valley. This is a sacred place, and visitors are urged to treat it respectfully and revered. Contact the Nisga’a Nation to make reservations for your visit.

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Eulachon Run

Discover the beauty and excitement of the annual eulachon run on the Skeena and Nass Rivers. From soaring seagulls and eagles overhead to sea lions and seals looking for a tasty meal – the action on the river is something to behold. This late winter phenomenon only lasts a couple of weeks and is an important cultural fishery for the region’s Indigenous people. 

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Hobiyee is one of the most looked forward-to celebrations in the Nass Valley, marking Nisga’a New Year. Hobiyee refers to the last crescent moon in February. It’s a sure sign that the Nisga’a new year is here and that people will gather to celebrate. It’s also a sign that the oolichan (eulachon) run is likely to begin. 

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Kasiks Wilderness Resort

Owned by Kitsumkalum, Kasiks Wilderness Resort is the place to stop on the drive from Terrace to Prince Rupert. Located 60 km west of Terrace, stop in for a bite to eat at its restaurant or cafe. Or spend the night at the campground, RV park or in one of the lodge rooms. 

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Terradise Eco-Tours

Terradise Eco-Tours and operator Mandi McDougall aim to offer outdoor experiences in the breathtaking Coast Mountains of Terrace, BC, that will leave you unforgettable memories. These personalized day trips are designed to immerse you in the natural wonders of the Skeena region. From hiking to exploring waterfalls, fossil beds or unique spots – Mandi’s love for the area shines through.

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Self-Guided Auto Tour

The northwest is one of the most beautiful places to explore by car, van or RV. Make Terrace your home base for various day trips in almost every direction. We love the heading to the Nass Valley and following its auto tour signage. Or check out our itineraries for all the best road trips off your list.

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Explore the Region

From exciting outdoor adventures to discovering arts and culture, Terrace offers so much to see and do.

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