Largest Fly Rod
China Nose Mountain - black bears, eagles, deer, and mountain goats
Smithers Resort - local skiing / snowboarding
For thousands of years the clans of the Wet'suwet'en Indians occupied the north central region around the area we call Houston today. Specifically, there is historical evidence leading to two First Nations tribes, the "Babines" and the "Carriers", who lived nomadic lives. Their survival depended on thriving during the migration of animals, seasonal fish stocks in the rivers and lakes, and the weathers ever changing seasons. Trees provided the sources of shelter and materials from which they engineered carvings, poles, weapons, tools and other ware.
Later, after the white settlers emerged, in the late 1800's, Houston was established (early 1900’s) as a settlement and played a pivotal role in the development of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Houston’s residents were employed and responsible for cutting the ties that held the rails in place. Being that the manufacturing for the railways and mining kept the town alive it was incorporated as a village in 1957.
Summer average 20 degrees Celsius
Winter average -4 degrees Celsius