Art in Wild Places
Terrace is home to dozens of pieces of public art, murals and statues located right in town but also along some of our most beautiful walking and hiking trails. Discover the giant wooden sculpture of and eagle and babies at Howe Creek Trail, look for the carved faces in the trees at Ferry Island or take a hike up Terrace Mountain and pay a visit to the Terrace Wolfpack. End your day with a self-guided mural walk downtown before heading out for dinner. Check out the itinerary below for three days packed with discovering art in wild places.
Day 1: Ferry Island
Day 2: Howe Creek and Terrace Mountain
Day 3: Downtown public art
Take a leisurely walk through the towering trees and trails at Ferry Island. You’ll also find all sorts of other carvings along the way including faces carved into the cottonwood trees along the trail.
Pack your lunch at the day-use picnic sites, or stay for a night or two in one of the camping sites for RVs and tents. It’s also one of the best places to take dogs off-leash.
Howe Creek and Terrace Mountain
Take a walk along Terrace’s Howe Creek Trail and discover some spectacular carvings along the way including a giant carved eagle and eaglets towering in the woods. You’ll find nice benches and carved mushrooms by local wood carving artist, Joerg “JJ” Jung.
Then, drive up to the Terrace Mountain trailhead and take the 20-minute hike to the first lookout where you’ll find the Terrace Wolfpack metal sculptures overlooking Terrace and the Skeena River. Keep your eyes open for the small signs that point your way to the access trail that forks right about five minutes past the start of the trail.
Downtown public art
Discover the gorgeous murals and public art spread out throughout the downtown core. It can take a good couple hours to visit the many murals, sculptures and banners that liven up city. Many murals reflect the region’s rich Indigenous history along with themes surrounding salmon and their importance to the region.
Grab a coffee from one of our many coffee shops and don’t forget to pack your camera.
Visit the Skeena Salmon Arts Festival’s website skeenasalmonartsfest.com for information about all the public art and murals.