FROM INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL LOCATIONS
The easiest access to Smithers is through the Vancouver International Airport. In just under 2 hours Air Canada brings you directly to Smithers. For the 2018 season, Skeena Cat Skiing has contracted pick up at the Smithers Airport or at a hotel in Smithers, to Northwest Truck Rentals. Northwest Truck Rentals provides professional drivers and well equipped vehicles to make your journey from Smithers to Skeena Cat Skiing staging as safe and reliable as possible. NO car rentals and our guests don't have to drive on winter roads!
Air Canada is a member of Star Alliance and flies out of most major International cities so you can book directly to Smithers, B.C. This is usually more cost effective than booking separate legs.
Here is Air Canada's schedule from Vancouver to Smithers:
AC Flight #8560, departing Vancouver at 7:40am, arriving in Smithers at 9:25am. (Everyday) AC Flight #8564, departing Vancouver at 17:55 (5:55pm) and arriving in Smithers at 19:46 (7:46pm) (Sunday through Friday)
AC Flight# 8561, departing Smithers at 9:50am, arriving in Vancouver at 11:34am. (Everyday) AC Flight #8565, departing Smithers at 20:10 (8:10pm) and arriving in Vancouver at 21:53 (9:53pm) (Sunday through Friday)
FROM HAIDA GWAII, ALASKA, PRINCE RUPERT, TERRACE, KITIMAT
If you are coming from Haida Gwaii or Alaska into the Prince Rupert Port or from Terrace or Kitimat, follow Hwy. #16 East. The Suskwa Forest Service Road leaves Highway #16 (left) ten minutes after you drive through New Hazelton. Once you go over the bridge the Suskwa Forest Service Road is about 100 metres on the left. This is an awkward place to turn off the highway so be extremely careful. Follow the road for 5 km, then turn right and travel for approximately 1 km…and you are at the Suskwa Lodge, which provides a meeting place for self driving guests.
FROM SMITHERS AND POINTS EAST
From Smithers follow Hwy. #16 (northwest) for approximately 20 minutes…proceed through Moricetown. Continue travelling about 10 minutes…the highway goes back down to the river. At the end of the next straight is a hill going to the right. Look for the signs. Turn right onto the Suskwa Forest Service Road three quarters the way up the hill…right at the end of the two lane. Travel down the Suskwa Forest Service Road for 5 kilometers, turn right at the telephone booth, onto the Moricetown Forest Service Road. The Suskwa Lodge is the first driveway on the left and clearly marked.
PUT A CREW TOGETHER AND RENT A PASSENGER VAN
"Felt right at home! You have a great thing going on here...well worth the drive, thank you again for the great hospitality"...Calgary
Hertz Rent a Car has awesome deals on 7 passenger mini vans and 8 passenger larger vehicles, like Yukons or Suburbans. I've crunched the numbers and from Edmonton or Calgary, it would cost each passenger approximately $250.00 each, including fuel and mileage...NOW THAT'S SOMETHING WORTH LOOKING INTO!
For larger groups, Budget Rentals has 14 passenger vans for approximately the same price.
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