Bulkley River Recreation Site

Located on both shores of the Bulkley River downstream of Houston and upstream of Telkwa and Smithers, this 104 hectare Recreation Site welcomes users to a habitat that is unique, with its low elevation spruce and cottonwood forests and its ready access to the Bulkley River.

A small chalet is a welcome retreat for recreationists. In addition, 10 km of cross-country trails are enjoyed by hikers, cyclists, skiers, snowshoers and horseback riders. Those passionate about fishing can also be seen, casting from the banks.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable outdoor adventure, we have just the place for you. Our rustic camping area offers a serene and picturesque setting, perfect for nature enthusiasts and outdoor lovers like yourself.

With a total of 5 sites, we cater to all kinds of campers, from solo travelers with just 1 tent to small groups seeking a cozy spot to unwind. Each site comes equipped with essential amenities including outhouses, fire rings, food caches, and picnic tables, ensuring your comfort while enjoying the great outdoors.

For those who love to explore waterways, we have 2 canoe pull-outs conveniently located nearby. Embark on a scenic canoeing journey and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature that surrounds our camping area.

Whether you’re seeking solitude or quality time with friends and family, our rustic camping area promises an unforgettable experience. So gather your camping gear, pack your sense of adventure, and come join us for an incredible getaway.


The trails, themselves, tell the story of these lands and water: Blowdown, Poplar, Old Mill and Plantation describe the forests; Peat Bog, Esker and Elk define other natural features and Widzin’kwa, Wet’suwet’en for glacial blue-green waters, highlights the traditional First Nations’ history on this site.

BRRS Plant List (opens in new window)

Come out to the Bulkley River Recreation Site! Play… In Nature.