Population: 1,400

Telkwa is located 9 miles east of Smithers and 30 miles west of Houston on Yellowhead Highway 16, at the confluence of the Telkwa and Bulkley rivers. 

Visitor Information: Visitor Infocentre at the Telkwa Museum and Village of Telkwa office.

Telkwa is a charming village with a convenience store, laundromat, post office, a service station that includes a laundromat and cafe, pottery store,  gift shop, ice cream parlour, furniture and clothing warehouse store and a coffee shop. Fishing and hunting information, licenses and supplies available at the general store. Riverside and lakeside lodging available.

Camping at Fort Telkwa RV Park (250-846-5012) with free RV pressure wash, WiFi and 30/50 amp service on the east edge of town and Tyhee Lake Provincial Campground, outside the village.


  • Eddy Park on the Bulkley River is a good spot for picnicking.
  • Historic walking tour to see St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (now Mount Zion Lutheran), built in 1910, and other heritage buildings dating back to 1908.
  • Telkwa Museum.
  • Kinsman Barbecue is held Labour Day weekend.