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July 18th 2021
Published: July 18th 2021
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Smithers BC, is approximately halfway between Prince George & Prince Rupert in the Bulkley Valley, along the Yellowhead Highway and where we find Patrick today on his road trip.

Founded in 1913, the community of Smithers over the last century has become one of the more iconic settlements in the area.

There are few places in British Columbia that can boast the quality of life that Smithers has become known for.

Smithers owes its name to the chairman of the board of directors of the Grand Truck Pacific Railway.

Smithers requires all the businesses operating in the downtown core on Main Street to construct the buildings in such a way that the alpine theme of the area is maintained. We spotted “The Alpenman’ which serves as a representative of the town’s symbol and mascot.

Wherever you looked there was the backdrop of the majestic glacier-topped Hudson Bay Mountain.

Residents of Smithers are referred to as Smithereens which did give cause for a few jokes in the chat.

Another enjoyable visit to a lesser known part of British Columbia.

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