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.
Over the years entrepreneurs have built Terrace into the service and supply center for Northwest BC providing services for Kitimat (and the Rio Tinto Aluminum Smelter) a community 45 minutes from Terrace to the South. Prince Rupert which is located on the Northwest coast is an hour and a half drive and has the Port of Prince Rupert with container and bulk capabilities. To the North we provide services to 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 (2017). To the East, Highway 16 takes you to Smithers, Prince George and beyond.
Terrace is the service, educational, medical and transportation hub 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, and has the largest Farmers’ Market in Northern BC.
There are several First Nation communities in our area: Kitsumkalum and Kitselas near Terrace, Haisla near Kitimat and the Nisga'a to the North.
QUICK FACTS ON TERRACE
Population: Population of Terrace is approximately: 11,643 taken from the 2016 Census. This figure is up 1.4% from the 2011 Census. The trading area services approximately 80,000 people.