Halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, Houston is both a
wilderness and an industrial hub. Forestry and mineral explorations have
contributed to the area's prosperity but recreation and fishing in the
area's rivers and lakes are bringing more people to Houston every year.
Houston is also known as the Steelhead Capital and is home to the
world's biggest fly rod; over 18 metres (59 ft.) in length! However it
is not just fishers who are attracted to the area; cross-country skiiers
and hikers are drawn to the many kilometres of trails. The lakes, rivers
and forest entice those interested in backpacking, camping, canoeing,
photography and wildlife viewing. Woods tours are offered by the different
forest companies in the area enabling you to see logging practices in
Whether you are interested in the outdoors from a recreation or commercial
perspective, Houston has something exciting to offer.
Round Lake Resort: Visit our 4-season, 28 acres holiday destination on Round Lake in the Smithers / Telkwa area. We offer forested lakeshore, nature trails & cozy cottages in the Bulkley Valleys recreation hub, plus fishing, swimming, hiking, x-country skiing, snowmobiling, & mo... more
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Industries: forestry, tourism, supply & service centre
Summer Average: 14.5 C • Winter Average: -12.7 C
305 cm/yr Snowfall: 164 cm/yr
Right on Highway 16 (Yellowhead), Houston is easily accessible by
car, rail and bus. The closest commercial airport is in Smithers.