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Viewmount Camp Site!

2 sites · RVs5 acres · Smithers, BC
Learn more about this land:Hi there. Welcome to Viewmount Camp!Our 5-acre property is nestled just a 5-minute drive from downtown Smithers on the eastern slopes of the Bulkley Valley featuring amazing mountain and Valley views right from your campsite. Numerous amazing spots to choose from to park your RV. We can accommodate vehicles up to 33ftin length and the site is flat.We have a lot of fun here! The property is suitable for families with children that love to explore. We have chickens (and roosters that crow) to provide farm-fresh eggs every day.We border the Det San Ecological Reserve (a nice little walk) and are very close to a boat launch and a swimming hole in the Bulkley River.Expect to see wildlife (moose, dear, bear) right on the property!
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Hug's Farm View Point

2 sites · RVs, Tents68 acres · Smithers, BC
Learn more about this land: Flat pasture with a few trees on the edge of a hill 130 ft above the Bulkley River Flat. Close to Smithers, BC. Beautiful panoramic view of hayfields, an organic vegetable farm and the Bulkley River. We have 67 acres with a stunning view of the mountains and river. One campsite is available for tent or RV/trailer campers (no hookups). Straight ahead to the west beyond the river is Hudson's Bay Mountain, to the north the Rocher Déboulé Range and to the South the Telkwa mountains. Very tame free-range grazing cattle are sometimes on the property. They are harmless but curious! Pets are welcome, campfires are permitted. Activities nearby include hiking, fishing, paddling, climbing, boating, and more.
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Smithereens Mushroom Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Smithers, BC
Mycology course available on request. Long-term mentorship available. 5 min from Smithers town and biking trails. 2 min walk from one of the best fishing run for Stealhead fishing. Sunny side of the valley with view on Hudson Bay Mountain. Pets friendly and dog pen available on request. We speak french and english
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The best camping near Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site guide



At Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site (formerly Kitwanga Fort), scan wide-open views of the scenic Kitwanga River valley and a high grassy knoll, once the site of a fortified village where the Gitwangak people defended their domain in the mid-1700s to 1800s. Hear the whisper of First Nations legends in the air around you as you stand beneath a line of majestic age-old totem poles at nearby Gitwangak Village.

When to go

The best time to visit Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site is during the summer months when the weather is most favourable. The site is open year-round for self-guided walks, but the winter can bring snow and colder temperatures, making access more challenging.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit, as conditions can change rapidly.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for walking on uneven terrain.
  • Respect the cultural significance of the site and do not disturb any artifacts.
  • Bring water and snacks, as there are limited facilities on site.
  • Photography is allowed, but drones may be restricted.

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