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27Regional Information
15Regional Profile
7Electoral Area Information
Electoral Area A, Smithers Rural
Electoral Area B, Burns Lake Rural
Electoral Area C, Fort St James Rural
Electoral Area D, Fraser Lake Rural
Electoral Area E, Francois/Ootsa Rural
Electoral Area F, Vanderhoof Rural
Electoral Area G, Houston Rural
8Municipality Information
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Fraser Lake
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4Industry Sectors
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Bulkley-Nechako Directory
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Incorporated as a village in 1921 and then as a town in 1967 the Town of Smithers is situated half way between the cities of Prince Rupert and Prince George along the Yellowhead Highway.
Smithers is a town of 5400 people and is a regional service center for the Bulkley Valley. Because of this, Smithers offers many more amenities than you would normally see in a town of this size. From its position in the Bulkley Valley, Smithers is set against the backdrop of the Hudson Bay Mountain to the west and the Babine Mountain range to the east.

The main industries include forestry, agriculture, tourism and mining. Smithers is also known as the Gateway to the north. The town has a regional airport as well as a train station where VIA rail stops on the way to Prince Rupert.Btn D brochure

Taylor Bachrach
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Appointed Representative
Director Taylor Bachrach- Mayor

Phone: (250) 847-1600
Fax: (250) 847-1601
Email: mayor@smithers.ca
Committee Appointments

Town of Smithers

Area (square kilometers)
1027 Aldous Street
PO Box 879
Smithers, B.C V0J 2N0
Phone: (250) 847-1600
Fax: (250) 847-1601
Email: general@smithers.ca
Website: Town of Smithers
Invest Northwest Profile
Average House Value 2016
Municipal taxes (annual rate) 2011
Census Population StatsCan 2016
Total Private Dwellings 2016

RDBN Electoral Area

Local First Nations

Electoral Area A (Smithers Rural)

Wet'suwet'en First Nation