Smithers, British Colombia – A Favorite Spot for Adventurers

Smithers, British Columbia

Tucked in gorgeous Bulkley Valley, in the shadow of Hudson Bay Mountain and surrounded by three mountain ranges, it’s no surprise that Smithers is a favorite stop for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. The downtown has an alpine theme, which has led it to be dubbed ‘Little Switzerland’ (see photos below). We found our favorite brewery in Canada during our brief stay in Smithers (Smithers Brewing).

Since the town is located along the Trans-Canadian Highway, you’ll meet many adventurers making the trek through Canada and Alaska there, plus find a number of free places around the city to boondock.

Smithers, British Columbia. Source

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Lauren is a 'digital nomad' (for lack of a less obnoxious term) who works, lives, and travels out of her truck camper with her partner, Patrick, and dog, Odin, the one-eyed Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. She started TravelSages in the summer of 2013, and has since founded a digital marketing consultancy, called LyteYear, and a sustainability brand, called RePrint. Before moving into her tiny mobile home, Lauren lived in Chicago for 6 years, pursued two graduate degrees, studied abroad at Oxford, worked for a summer in Hong Kong, and traveled to various countries in between. She has a mildly unhealthy love of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Netflix, and breweries with good New England IPAs.

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