The Bulkley Valley is full of superb paddling opportunities. In June, the lakes are serene , the mountain tops still covered in snow, the wildlife is active and the fishing and birding are getting going. A local outfitter is offering trips on June 19 and June 20. The Saturday tour goes to Dennis Lake and the Sunday paddle is on Chapman Lake. Both are spectacular. The tours go 9-5 and the price of $125 is all inclusive, including equipment and lunch. For more information, check the Northern Sun Tours website at: or email Northern Sun Tours.





The Bulkley Valley Backpackers invite conference participants to join them on Saturday, June 19, 2010 for a hike on the McCabe trail in Babine Mountains Provincial Park. The Park is a little known wilderness gem located within a 20 minute drive of downtown Smithers. It is a great example of how a local community can work to preserve neighbouring public lands that then become a highly valuable resource for both residents and visitors. The hike is of moderate difficulty with no extremely steep sections, lots of great views and good opportunities to view mountain goats and other wildlife. Bring a lunch and appropriate clothing and be prepared to stay out most of the day. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Safeway parking lot located on Hwy.16 near the intersection with Main St. Conference participants who need a ride to the meeting location should call Jay Gilden at (250) 847-4794. There is no charge for this activity.

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Frontier Farwest has some guided fishing trips that might be of interest to conference participants.

King fishing on the Morice river is a remarkable experience. A remote wilderness river that takes a large run of chinook salmon starting in mid June. With only 2 licensed guides on the entire river the Morice is our very own playground. Our daily rates are $550 per 2 anglers ($225 ea). This includes shuttle to and from the river from Smithers, and a packed lunch.

Two Options for Trout fishing in the Bulkley Valley:

Option 1: Rainbow alley is located 1.5 hours from Smithers. Trip leaves at 6am and returns home at 6:30pm. Trip price is $800 per 2 anglers. Refer to our website under packages, Trout fishing for info.

Option 2: Trout fishing local Lakes. Bulkley Valley is surrounded by beautiful remote lakes full of trout. Enjoy a day on the lake with our guides for $500 per 2 anglers. Learn the art of fly fishing while actually catching fish. Price includes Shuttles and a packed lunch. Perfect for beginners or trout enthusiasts.

To learn more about Frontier Farwest please go their website


Morice River