First settled in the early 1900’s, the pioneers cleared the land for farms and orchards taking advantage of the moderate climate that bridges the warm coastal areas with the colder inland communities. This provides an abundant growing season, colourful falls and spectacular skiing in the winter – a climate that can be enjoyed year round.
Entrepreneurs over the years have built Terrace into the service and supply center for Northwest BC. We provide services for our neighbours to the south: Kitimat and the Rio Tinto Aluminum Smelter; to the west: Prince Rupert and the Port of Prince Rupert, with container and bulk capabilities; to the north: the golden triangle that hosts some of the richest ore deposits in the world. Red Chris Mine is now operating and Brucejack Mines will start operating this spring. To the east Highway 16 takes you to Smithers, Prince George and beyond.
Terrace is the service, educational, medical and transportation hug of Northwest BC.
Terrace is located at the intersection of Highway 16, and Highway 37. Terrace has modern retail businesses, restaurants, a thriving arts community, as well as the largest Farmers’ Market in Northern BC.
Kitimat, the closest town, is about a 45 minute drive south along Highway 37. Prince Rupert is 140 km to the west – a spectacular drive along the Skeena River through the coastal mountains. Beautiful at all times of the year. Smithers is a 1-1/5 hour drive east.
There are several First Nation communities in our area: Kitsumkalum and Kitselas near Terrace, Haisla near Kitimat and the Nisga'a to the north