Mountain Biking in Smithers, BC, Canada
photo credit: John Wellburn

A Small Mountain Town with a Big Love for Riding

Smithers is located on traditional Wet’suwet’en territory in the beautiful Bulkley Valley. The area is riddled with rivers and surrounded by mighty mountains. Historically, it’s the rivers and the fish within them that have attracted tourists to the area, but in more recent years, Smithers has become a hotspot for mountain biking in Northern BC.

What started in the 90s as a small group of dedicated people who loved biking and craved adrenaline has flourished into a thriving mountain bike community. The rich history of mountain biking in the Valley is evident in the quantity and quality of trails in the area.

Whether it’s technical downhill, cruisey cross-country, big alpine, or family fun, Smithers has got something for everyone. The town, the people, and the biking will not disappoint.


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Smithers is known for its charming alpine village atmosphere and there’s lots to do no matter how long you plan to stay.


The Smithers Mountain Bike Association (SMBA) serves the interests and needs of the mountain bike community in Smithers.  For more information in the local riding scene check out:

Calendar North has information on all the latest events and plannings in the Bulkey Valley and Surrounding areas.

If you are looking for places to stay or things to do when you not riding your bike, be sure to check out Tourism Smithers for more information or when you are in town drop by the visitors center. The Visitor Centre is the place to get maps and first-rate advice on things to do in Smithers and the Bulkley Valley. Directions: Look for blue “Visitor Info” signs at 2 km and 400 meters as you approach from east or west. Look for overhead signs as you approach town centre. Visitor Centre located in Central Park, on Route 16 just west of Main Street. phone: 800.542.6673 or Local (250) 847.5072  email:


Get here by plane, train or automobile!! Smack dab in the middle of Prince George and Prince Rupert you can’t miss this little gem of a community!!

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