Tourism Society

Tourism Terrace

Kermodei Tourism Society, doing business as Tourism Terrace, is the official community destination management organization for Terrace, BC. We collaborate with our partners throughout the greater Terrace area, and beyond, to support the tourism industry, our community, and visitors.

The purpose of Tourism Terrace is to share the WOW of Terrace with everyone. This speaks about the many transformative experiences available in Terrace to everyone, locals and visitors alike. 

Our Values

Learn about the Foundational Values that guide the activities of Tourism Terrace.


Strategy & Goals

Tourism Terrace has reaffirmed its strategy that is rooted in our values and purpose statement. Learn more about our strategic direction and goals.


Destination Marketing

Our organization aims to lead in destination marketing and visitor services. Learn more!



Tourism Terrace is proud to be GreenStep Sustainable Tourism Certified. Learn what sustainable tourism means to us. Visit our Sustainability page or download our guide for industry partners below.


Brand Story

The new Tourism Terrace visitor brand positions Terrace as the starting point for adventures unique to northwestern BC. Learn more about our brand story.


The Value of Tourism

Tourism is the gateway to economic development in our community. To demonstrate the significant impact it has on our community, Tourism Terrace completed a Value of Tourism study in 2023.


Meet Our Board

Tourism Terrace is governed by an up to 8-member board of directors representing a broad cross-section of the tourism industry comprised of the following organizations:

  • City of Terrace
  • Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine
  • Up to six representatives from strategically selected sectors of the tourism industry in Terrace BC

Liz Smaha

Executive Director, Tourism Terrace

Liz Smaha is the Executive Director of Kermodei Tourism Society, the Destination Marketing Organization responsible for the strategic marketing and promotion of Terrace and area to visitors from BC, Canada and around the world. Under Liz’s leadership, Visit Terrace has transformed the landscape of tourism in Terrace through supporting tourism operators, managing marketing initiatives, and ushering the organization into the strategic digital space.

Brian Niska

Manger, Skeena Spey Riverside Wilderness & Lodge

Brian is the man behind The Skeena Spey Lodge, managing lodge and fish guiding operations. He takes pride in operating a world-class tourism business in the beautiful Skeena Valley. Brian is aSkeena Spey Pro, Speycasting Instructor MCI/THCI FFF and Master Certified Casting Instructor. He is the Chair of the Kermodei Tourism Society.

Chad Hamilton

Director of Operations, Northern Escape Heli-Skiing

Chad embarked on his Terrace adventure driven by his love for snowboarding. In 2012, he found his calling with the Northern Escape Heli Skiing team, and his path forward became clear. Originally from Ontario, the mountain culture captured his heart, prompting a move westward. After years in the bustling outdoor tourism scene of Whistler, he sought the serenity of mountain life with fewer crowds, leading him to Terrace, where he now proudly calls home. Since 2018, Chad has played an active role as a Tourism Terrace Board member, sharing his passion for this remarkable place with all he encounters.

Leydi Noble

Office Administrator, Terrace Division at Allnorth Consultants Ltd

Leydi Noble has been a party planner just about her entire life. Growing up on a small, tropical island on the Gulf of Mexico, Leydi was habitually involved in countless festivals and other lively gatherings. After relocating to Terrace in 1981, her drive to foster excitement within her new community led her to volunteer her skills through the organization of local events. While honing her craft, Leydi felt compelled to extend her passion into a full-fledged career, and in 2016 she took charge of her destiny by launching her very own event planning business- a feat that brought the entrepreneur to complete and utter contentment. “I’ve always had a passion for hosting and creating fun vibrant events-,” says the event planner. “and after being called upon to plan a few friend’s weddings, I found a passion I could move into a source of income.” For Leydi and countless other entrepreneurs in BC’s North the popular saying rings entirely true, ‘if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life.’

Wesley Hiller

Owner, Studio 3 Salon and Spa

Wesley relocated to Terrace 12 years ago and is the owner of Studio 3 Salon & Spa. When Wesley is not at the salon, he enjoys training at the gym and has competed in two body building competitions, most recently wining 1st in the 50+ category in September of 2023.  Outside the gym, you can easily spot him on the beach soaking up the sun.

Carmen Kokko

Senior Park Ranger, BC Parks

Carmen Kokko moved to Terrace in 2018 after being enticed by the skiing, mountain biking and the overall incredible access to the backcountry. She works for BC Parks and enjoys the challenging balance of conserving and protecting natural spaces while ensuring that people have access to recreate. She is also an active member of Terrace Search & Rescue and is proud of the work that they do.

Rob Bryce

Professional Title

Owner, Northern BC Jet Boat Tours

Sonia Gill

Manager of Airport Operations, Northwest Regional Airport

Aleksa Havelaar

Owner, Accent Coffee

Travis Freeland

General Manager, Kitselas Canyon National Historic Site

Empowering Our Partners

Tourism Terrace Training

Terrace is working to build out training materials to support the local tourism operators.

Our first course, Discover Terrace, is geared to all staff and is set to:

  • Develop pride of place in our local tourism community
  • Familiarize everyone with key sights and experiences in Terrace
  • Expand knowledge by connecting everyone together with one common training platform.

This course is COMPLEMENTARY! Please reach out to if you need help creating a Skillbuilder account to access the course. 

Access course

Terrace Visitor Centre

Stop into the Terrace Visitor Centre where our friendly staff welcome our guests year-round, providing travel information and local insights. We are proud of the homey vibe we have created – enjoy an espresso or a latte from our coffee bar. 

Local businesses are always welcome to rack their brochures in our information centre. We distribute the official Terrace Visitor Guide, Newcomers Guide, business brochures and maps. Guests really love our gift shop that features more than 45 local artisans, crafters and foodies. We also have our signature Terrace wear and souvenirs.

We’re mobile!

Between our Kermodei Tourism car and our tricycle-based mobile visitor centre, our staff and summer students are able to get involved all over the community. From celebrating the openings of new businesses, to participating in community events to bringing tourism information to gathering places, our mobile visitor centers help us get involved.

Our Tourism Partners

We’re always happy to discuss ways we can collaborate with tourism partners to promote the best Terrace and area has to offer. Email us about how your business or organization can be featured at the Terrace Visitor Centre.

Contact Tourism Terrace

  • Tourism Terrace Visitor Centre
    4511 Keith Avenue
    Terrace BC  V8G 1K1
  • Mon – Fri: 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Sat – Sun: Closed


The following links will connect you to key sources for information that will help support your tourism business.