How to Get to the Bulkley

Maxwell Steelhead Guides fishing run

A typical steelhead run

Travelling to Smithers, British Columbia

TO REACH SMITHERS BY AIR, you must go through Vancouver. The airlines noted below offer scheduled flights every day.

Air Canada

AIR CANADA is Canada’s largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services for flights within Canada, between Canada and the US, and to every major international destination. Air Canada Express – Jazz – offers two flights a day except on Saturdays…

Depart Vancouver – AC8560 at 7:45, arrive in Smithers at 9:31
Depart Vancouver – AC8562 at 17:55, arrive in Smithers at 19:40
Depart Smithers – AC8561 at 9:55, arrive in Vancouver at 11:40
Depart Smithers – AC8563 at 20:05, arrive in Vancouver at 21:50

Saturday Schedule
Depart Vancouver – AC8560 at 7:45, arrive in Smithers at 9:31
Depart Smithers – AC8563 at 20:05, arrive in Vancouver at 21:50

Flight Information & Reservations:Call toll free… 1.888.247.2262 OR book your flight online via the Air Canada web site. Baggage allowance is one bag. Additional bags are $20 each.

Hawkair

HAWKAIR AIRLINES flies Vancouver to Smithers and Terrace. Terrace is a two hour drive to Smithers, with excellent fishing along the way. Hawkair flights may fit your schedule better, so check out Hawkair as an alternate means of getting here.

Depart Vancouver – BH304 at 17:50, arrive in Smithers at 1950
Depart Smithers – BH301 at 08:00, arrive in Vancouver at 9:50
Depart Smithers – BH307 at 09:15, arrive in Vancouver at 11:05

Saturday Schedule
Depart Vancouver – BH306 at 17:55, arrive in Smithers at 20:45
Depart Smithers – BH305 at 08:30, arrive in Vancouver at 11:10

Flight Information & Reservations: Call toll free… 1.800.487.1216 OR book your flight online via the Hawkair Airlines web site.


Whether you fly direct or fly then drive via Terrace,  Smithers awaits in the heart of the Bulkley Valley at the foot of Hudson Bay Mountain, which rises to 8,700’… a spectacular backdrop for the community.

Information on this page has been confirmed by checking the airline web sites. As flight schedules are often subject to change, you are encouraged to confirm the information directly with the airline of your choice when finalizing travel plans. Both Air Canada and Hawkair provide travel tips, baggage restrictions, etc., on their web sites… check ’em out!

We look forward to fishing with you on the Bulkley River.

Denise Maxwell
MAXWELL Steelhead Guides… come and fish with the experts!

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