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Houston

Located between the cities of Prince Rupert and Prince George along Highway 16, Houston is a key supply and service centre for this area.

Known as the Steelhead Capital of the World, it is also home to the world’s largest fly rod at 60 ft long and made entirely out of aluminum, hence this is a popular destination for anglers.

Two famous fly-fishing rivers (the Bulkley Valley and Morice River) meet at Houston. Their legendary steelhead runs provide much of the recreation. The numerous lakes within the area are home to Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Kokanee trout, as well as Chinook and Coho salmon.

The area lakes are also popular for boating, canoeing and kayaking and spending lazy days on the water. For those looking for higher-impact activities there is an abundance of hiking trails offering breathtaking scenery, and a chance to enjoy the wildlife.

In the winter, you can take in the snow-covered scenery while cross-country skiing on groomed trails and other nature trails around the area.

Location

Houston is located in Northwestern BC, 465 km (290 mi) east of Prince Rupert and 320 km (199 mi) west of Prince George along Highway 16. Highway 16 links British Columbia with Northern Alberta and Highway 37, the route to the Yukon and Alaska.

A Step Back in Time

Before Houston was established in the early 1900s, the area was known as Pleasant Valley. The village was named after John Houston, the former Mayor of Nelson, BC. When the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway came into the area in 1912, the town became a tie-cutting center. The first hotel was a large tent.

Contact Information

www.houstonchamber.ca

Houston & Nearby Accommodations

31 Listings

Capri Motor Inn
Beaver Point Resort
Shady Rest RV Park

Shady Rest RV Park

Houston

15 & 30 amp sites available. Full hooks-ups available. Free high speed internet. Sani-dump. Some sites have firepits. Wood available from office. Dry camping with three covered shelters. Large gazebo with tables and BBQ for everyone to use. Laundromat on site. Dog friendly with large off-leash area. ... Read more
Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground

Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Campground

Telkwa

Every site overlooks the Bulkley River with mountain views and are able to access free unlimited WiFi at site. Full services include 30/50 amp, sewer, water, cable TV. We have a free RV Wash, free private shower rooms, free sauna, coin laundry, boat launch, campfires, nature trails. Can accommodate ... Read more
Kyah RV Park in Moricetown

Kyah RV Park in Moricetown

Moricetown

World class fishing, July-August. Pull-thrus, full services, washrooms, showers, laundry, shaded areas, firepits, firewood. Interpretive Centre and Museum, a new addition, come and learn historical information on the Wetsuweten people. ... Read more
Riverside Municipal Campground

Riverside Municipal Campground

Smithers

Situated on the Bulkley River, Riverside Park Municipal Campground & RV Park is a beautiful, peaceful destination for guests wanting to relax on their holidays. Operated by the Town of Smithers, the campground offers safe, quiet and simple approach to camping. Enjoy spectacular views at your site an ... Read more
Glacier View RV Park & Cabin Rentals

Glacier View RV Park & Cabin Rentals

Smithers

Located in beautiful Smithers with panoramic views of glaciers. Join us for a relaxing vacation as you sit back and listen to the sounds of nature. We offer various accommodations, including cabins, cottages and serviced sites, to suit every need. Our self-contained cabins and cottages feature runni ... Read more
Birch Bay Resort

Birch Bay Resort

Francois Lake

Birch Bay Resort is located on the northeast end of Francois Lake. This first class year round family resort in Central British Columbia offers great fishing, hiking and boating - with accommodations fit for all occasions. Birch Bay offers full serviced R.V. sites each having water, power, sewer, pi ... Read more
Takysie Lake Resort

Takysie Lake Resort

Burns Lake

Welcome to Takysie Lake Resort, the ideal vacation destination for both fishermen and non-fishermen! Sit on the dock or in your boat and watch the fish leap from the water to catch their meal. Relax in our tranquil getaway, listen to the sounds of the loons and watch ospreys soar across the sky. Sit ... Read more
'Ksan Campground

'Ksan Campground

Hazelton

We here at the ‘Ksan Campground welcome guests with open arms. Come here for tenting and full-service sites. We are located near the Historical Pioneer Village of Hazelton and directly beside the Ksan Historic Museum and Village. Our small little town has various places for tourists to wander to a ... Read more
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