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Fishing in Terrace BC

World Class Fishing

World Class. That’s the only way to describe fishing in Terrace. A German tourist actually caught the world record Chinook salmon – 99-lbs – in the Skeena River in 2001, the river that runs through Terrace and alongside Hidden Acres.  

 

Fishing in Terrace and the surrounding area is year-round depending on the species and watershed you target. You can catch a variety of trout and all five types of salmon – Chinook, Sockeye, Coho, Pink and Chum – in the summer and early fall. Alternatively, chase Steelhead in the late fall, winter or spring. 

Because of the city’s nearby proximity to the ocean,  visitors to Terrace can also explore what the saltwater has to offer – halibut, cod, snapper, ocean Chinook and, of course, tasty crab.  

 

While Terrace is best known for the Skeena River

and the Copper River, the options of where to fish 

here are endless. The Skeena has tons of tributaries 

close to the city – the Kalum, Zymoetz, Lakelse,

Exstew and Exchamsiks to name a few. The Nass

river system, also world-class, is also less than an

hours drive away. Focus on one area or explore them all. 

 

As for technique to use, take your pick: fly fishing, trolling, jigging, throwing spoons, bottom bouncing, float fishing or bait fishing.  

 

The sky is the limit for fishing in Terrace, and Hidden Acres Farm and Treehouse Resort is the perfect place to put your feet up and refresh after a long day on the water.  

 

Anglers with boats and pontoons will be happy to know we have plenty of room to park your watercraft during your stay. 

For information on BC Fishing Regulations and Licensing check out GO FISH BC's Website.

Fishing Chart
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Skiing & Snowboarding

Terrace’s local ski hill, Shames Mountain, gets an average of 40 feet of snow a year. Some mornings, the powder is up to your waist; it’s unreal. The best part is the crowds are relatively small and the lines are usually short – just die-hard passionate locals, pumped to ski with anyone as stoked as they are.  

 

Shames also has some of the most accessible and incredibly vast backcountry in the province. Many say it’s unmatched.  

Terrace’s ski hill is special for one other important reason. It’s totally family and community oriented. The atmosphere here is light, happy and welcoming. When the hill was on the verge of closing a few years ago, locals from the nearby communities could not imagine life without it. So they rallied together to create a co-op, fundraise and buy the mountain.  

 

Created in 2011, Shames Mountain My Mountain Coop became the first and only ski hill run as a non-profit co-op. The coop model has been a great success with Shames actually offering more ski days and ski programs than ever before. 

For more information about skiing and snowboarding at Terrace’s Shames Mountain, go to www.mymountaincoop.ca

And for the most adventurous of spirits we have some amazing local heli-skiing guides that are sure to get you an experience of a lifetime!

Check out Northern Escape Heli-Skiing

And after an epic day on the mountain come back to Hidden Acres for a night of quiet rest and relaxation.

Riding in the Forest

Mountain Biking

The mountain bike trails in Terrace used to be pretty gnarly. Most were for experts only. In the last few years, however, the local biking community has worked hard to create a range of more accessible, beginner-to-intermediate trails. Many of the trails have also been connected to create a network of fun loops. The result is hours of fun, and kilometres of challenging terrain to explore on two wheels.  

 

Terrace has two main mountain biking areas.

Terrace Mountain

 

The Terrace Mountain Trail network is quite spread out. Trails are a combination of cross-country, downhill, and all-mountain. Besides the fun ups and downs and technical features these trails offer, they pass through some of the most beautiful forests and offer fabulous views of the city of Terrace, surrounding mountains, and the Skeena River. 

Copper Mountain

Trails at Copper Mountain will appeal more to intermediate and expert downhill riders. Some bikers ride up, but most shuttle up the logging road to the midway point or all the way to the top, then ride down.  

Hidden Acres Farm & Treehouse Resort is located in between both trail systems, making it the perfect Terrace mountain biking base camp. The property has lots of room to store your muddy bikes, and your gear will hang nicely from the cabins’ porches. 

 

For more information about mountain biking in Terrace, go to the Terrace Off Road Cycling Association (TORCA) website: www.torca.weebly.com

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Arts & Culture

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The Northwest is rich with Indigenous history and culture that can be seen throughout Terrace and include stunning Carvings, Artwork and Events.

Terrace is also known for its vibrant community of  Artists, Musicians and Performers which means there are plenty of concerts, shows and art exhibits to check out while visiting.

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Shopping

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Terrace offers a variety of adorable local boutique clothing and apparel shops such as The Cove, All Star Shoes, Mason Jar Studio, and Sidewalkers. Familiar Big box stores like Staples, Walmart and Canadian Tire,  and so much more.

No matter what youre looking for you're sure to find it.

Learn more about the area and its attractions by checking out Visit Terrace 

A  complete and up to date Terrace Tourism website with plenty of information on what to do, see and experience while you're in the area!

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