Things to Do in the Area

The Hazeltons offer an unsurpassed combination of hospitality, attractions, scenery, wilderness recreation, unique Native culture, and trophy salmon and steelhead fishing, all convenient to the communities with their array of services for the visitor.

Named after the hazel bushes which paint the river-carved terraces, the towns of Old Hazelton, New Hazelton and South Hazelton are collectively known as The Hazeltons, and make up the Totem Pole Capital of the World.

A visit to the Hazeltons today is a journey into the historic Heartland of Northwest British Columbia. Old Town Hazelton, which is only a five-minute drive, still maintains a friendly pioneer town appearance, harkening back to the days when shrill whistles signaled the arrival of riverboats and the accompanying boisterous revelry and frontier friendliness. The arrival of the steam train in 1914 eventually changed the nature of the town.

Explore the Hazeltons to see why guests return, time after time. A few of the things that make the Hazeltons an unforgettable stop are:

  • Fishing on the Skeena and Bulkley River and many of the other lakes and rivers in the area
  • Visit the ’Ksan Historical Village:
  • Snowmobiling/skidooing
  • Cross-country skiing, or downhill skiing in Smithers:
  • River rafting, canoeing, or kayaking
  • Hiking (HAZELTON Trails Map), or biking