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Smithers (Town) / Hudson Bay Mountain / Lake Kathlyn

Phone : (250) 847-1600
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

Smithers, BC (Nearby: Seymour Lake, Lake Kathlyn, Glentanna, Tatlow, Driftwood Creek)

  • Hudson Bay Mountain
  • Lake Kathlyn
  • Smithers

1027 Aldous Street
Smithers, British Columbia
V0J 2N0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • Hudson Bay Mountain - This impressive mountain takes its name from the ranch that the HBC maintained nearby, on Driftwood Creek, from 1899 to 1901.
  • Lake Kathlyn - This beautiful lake was formerly called Chicken's Lake after an old Indian, nicknamed Chicken because he always called the grouse that he hunted and sold to the first settlers 'chickens.'
  • When the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was built, its photographers took pictures of this beauty spot for use in advertising pamphlets.
  • Obviously the name Chicken's Lake was far too inelegant, so it was renamed after Kathlyn, daughter of W.P. Hinton, vice-president and general manager of the railway.
  • Smithers - After Sir Alfred Waldron Smithers (1850-1924), chairman of the GTPR when a divisional point was established here in 1913.
  • The name has been celebrated in verse in Punch:
  • Then let me go to Smithers in the West, And on my gravestone let these words be read: 'Attracted by its name to this fair scene, He died a Smitherene.'
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Bigelow Lake, 3km
  • Seymour Lake, 4km
  • Kathlyn Lake, 5km
  • Call Lake, 5km
  • Toboggan Lake, 11km
  • Frederick Lake, 10km
  • Tyhee Lake, 11km
  • Hudson Bay Mountain, 11km
  • Schufer Lake, 13km
  • Aldrich Lake, 13km
  • Kirby Lake, 15km
  • Silvern Lake, 15km
  • McDowell Lake, 15km
  • Dorsay Lake, 18km
  • Lagopus Mountain, 20km
  • Dennis Lake, 17km
  • Duckwing Lake, 27km
  • Duckbill Lake, 28km
  • Mount Harvey, 19km
  • Llama Lake, 17km
  • Round Lake, 21km
  • Pyramid Mountain, 19km
  • Mount Elmsted, 22km
  • Astlais Mountain, 19km
  • Little Onion Mountain, 20km
  • The Galleon, 24km
  • Coffin Lake, 27km
  • Melissen Lake, 33km
  • L'Orsa Peak, 24km
  • Mount Hyland, 24km
  • Mount Cronin, 26km
  • Little Joe Lakes, 24km
  • Mooseskin Johnny Lake, 36km
  • Four Lakes, 24km
  • Mount Seaton, 40km
  • Taltzen Lake, 27km
  • Haystack Mountain, 29km
  • Wan Lake, 41km
  • Kitseguecla Lake, 30km
  • Jack Mould Lake, 30km
  • McDonell Lake, 27km
  • Burbridge Lake, 28km
  • Mount McKendrick, 28km
  • Hankin Lake, 29km
  • Blunt Mountain, 49km
  • Morin Lake, 35km
  • Guess Lake, 30km
  • Hagarty Lake, 34km
  • Eagle Peak, 41km
  • Bud Lake, 31km