Camping & Parks

Explore our beautiful parks and stunning camping

Enjoy the great outdoors

Terrace is your starting point to experience the camping adventure of a lifetime. Explore pristine lakes, campsites surrounded by towering trees and the beauty of nature in every direction.

Ferry Island Campground

Ferry Island Municipal Campground is a short drive from downtown Terrace on the banks of the Skeena River.  More than 100 camping sites and several electrical sites as well. All surrounded by a 150-acre park that includes trails, a children’s playground, showers, tree carvings, a hidden swing, a giant toad art sculpture and so many walking trails to choose from.

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Lakelse Lake Provincial Park

This beautiful provincial park is home to old growth trees, sandy beaches, fresh water swimming, and water sports.  Explore three public recreation sites including Furlong Bay, Gruchy’s Beach, and the Lakelse Picnic Site. The word “Lakelse” comes from the Smalgyax language meaning “fresh water mussel”. All BC Provincial Parks are open from mid-May to late August.

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Lakelse Picnic Site

A great location during the summer months to chill out on the beach and swim in the lake. The day-use picnic area has several picnic tables, a covered picnic shelter with wood stove, and fire rings.

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Furlong Bay Provincial Campground

This site offers a sandy beach, 156 campsites (16 are powered), a sani-dump, toilet/shower building, and boat launch. There is also a day use picnic area with tables, a covered picnic shelter with wood stove, and fire rings. There is a grassy playground area, wheelchair access to the beach, volleyball net, a toilet/change house and a pay phone. An easy 2 km walk (Twin Spruce Trail) winds through an impressive stand of old growth cedar, hemlock and sitka spruce forests, wetlands and beside Salmon Creek, adjacent to the campground.

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Kasiks Wilderness Resort Campground

Kasiks Wilderness Resort and Campground 24 un-serviced sites perfect for cyclists, tent camping, camper vans or self-contained RVs. It also has 4 deluxe private suites with en-suite baths and 6 standard private rooms with shared washroom facilities at the resort. Surrounded by mountains and conveniently located on the world-famous drive from Terrace to Prince Rupert on Hwy 16 – Kasiks is the perfect spot to stop for a bit or stay for a while.

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Gruchy’s Beach

This gorgeous, spacious sandy beach on the shore of Lakelse Lake is accessed by a stunning 1 km walking trail through old growth forest – and it’s worth every step! During late summer, visit the viewing platform near the parking lot to see spawning sockeye salmon.

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Waterlily Bay Resort

Waterlily Bay Resort is the perfect spot for a vacation or a family getaway. Stay under the stars at one of more than 65 campsites, powered and water-serviced RV sites or beachfront cabins. A family-friendly resort surrounded by lush forest on Lakelse Lake.

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Exstew Falls

Located west of Terrace on a forest service road is one of the most rewarding short hikes in the area. Getting there is worth the effort when the exquisite Estew waterfall is revealed at the top of the trail. Bring your camera – a raincoat!

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Exchamsiks Provincial Park

Lush old growth forests, an interpretive trail, picnic sites and a boat launch – Exchamsiks Provincial Park is a beautiful spot with two day use areas located 56 km west of Terrace. It’s the perfect spot for a stretch as you discover the breathtaking drive between Terrace and Prince Rupert.

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Kleanza Creek Provincial Park

Just 10 km east of Terrace, Kleanza Creek is home to a selection of camp sites nestled in the lush forest. A moderate trail  leads to the top of a canyon and powerful waterfall. Bring your camera – the waterfall and rushing creek are picture-perfect.

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Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park

Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park is 100 km north in the beautiful Nass Valley. A volcanic eruption created this one-of-a-kind lava field that defines the park. There is a 16-site vehicle campground on site and is a great home base for exploring the four villages of the Nisga’a Nation.

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Lakelse River Recreation Site

On the banks of the Lakelse River you can find the beautiful Lakelse River Recreation Site. Equipped with pit toilets, fire pits and rustic camping area. The Lakelse River is a popular river for salmon and trout fishing.

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Hart Farm Recreation Site

It’s a bit of a drive up a bumpy forest service road, but the Hart Farm Recreation Site on the south end of Kalum Lake boasts sandy beaches, walking trails, biking trails and campsites. Don’t forget your kayak, canoe or paddle board – this is a hidden gem.

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Red Sands Recreation Site

Another hidden gem worth the time it takes to get there. Red Sand Lake Recreation Site offers beaches, canoeing, walking trails, biking trails and campsites on beautiful Red Sand Lake. Just a stone’s throw from the Hart Farm Recreation site.

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Pine Lake Recreation Site

Locals love this little lake just west of Terrace, complete with 6.1 km walking trail and gorgeous views. Pine Lake Trails and Recreation Site is located 11 km up the Kalum Lake forest service road. There are two small sites and 5 camping spaces.

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Get your paddles out

Area lakes and campsites not only offer great picnic spots, but so many options for water sports. From paddle boarding, kayaking, kite surfing and swimming – these hidden gems are perfect for dipping your paddle into pristine water surrounded by forest and mountains. 

  • Kayaking
  • Paddle boarding
  • Kite surfing
  • Lounging on your floatie
  • Swimming

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