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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-19-2015, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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smithers food and accomodation

Hi All!
It has been along time but I am finally making it back up north(young family keeps a guy busy). I am wondering about the best places to stay and eat in and around smithers. Camped last time and have never spent much time in the town.

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I've only stayed in one motel, but there must be nearly a dozen. Google will show them to you. Lots of restaurants to choose from too, but I can't think of the names off hand. Getting a decent meal isn't a problem.

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Can't go wrong with the Alpenhorn pub.
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Alpenhorn is bit of a cop-out. The Bakery/Koffeehauisen in Telkwa is worth waiting to open (7 am). Chatter's has some pretty good pizza. Trackside Cantina if you can ever be there when it's open.

Last trip up there I think we spent more money at the bakery then on booze..

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sushi place is pretty good and Zoers inside the Hudson Bay Lodge is pretty tasty!
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Assuming that it's as good as their terrace restaurant, Blue Fin is awesome. Id eat 4 lbs of the Volcano right now...
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Masayama Sushi is also excellent. Had too much Sake there last time though.
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Thanks to all for the recommendations.
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Mexican restaurant at old railway station far west of town is great (Trackside Cantina) but half the time I go its not open. Worth a try tho for sure. Chatters is open for lunch, has excellent build your own burgers and very nice and big complex salads. Blue fin sushi is consistently very good quality. Riverhouse at Aspen (north end of main drag) is excellent, both bar style and sit down style, very good. Upper end is Hudson Bay Lodge restaurant. Chinese restaurant on Main St seems to stay open the latest. Its not bad, I always eat there each time one night. Alpenhorn is just standard bar food. Safeway and Subway is only thing open late at night.
For breakfast I suggest Riverhouse. And don't miss the cakes at Schimmels bakery cafe. m m mmm
I've stayed at Sunshine Inn a lot for work, its modern, good service and free continental breakfast and it has a lift. Storks nest is older and more basic but still nice, good service, no lift for second floor if you have lots of bags but it has a great complementary cooked breakfast. Book early, everything fills up.
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I'll be staying at the Fireweed Inn. Not fancy, but clean, reasonable and simple with a kitchenette. And, your right next to safeway (starbucks included).
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X2 on the Fireweed. Clean, basic and the shower works fine. All I need.

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We are booked for the Fireweed , Oct 1st to 4th. Looking forward to it, been way to long!
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I heard from a couple locals the Hudson Bay Lodge Pub changed hands and the menu went downhill fast. I agree about the bakery in telkwa and blue fin. If I wanted a pub boston pizza over alpenhorn but the Hudson lodge pub can't mess up drinks and it's truly nice inside. Kept the trip cheep by eating A&W classic breakfasts and Safeway deli for prepared sandwiches and usually splurged for dinner with those yummy volcano rolls mentioned before!
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I heard from a couple locals the Hudson Bay Lodge Pub changed hands and the menu went downhill fast.
Nooooooooooooo!!!! We just found it on our last trip, was really looking forward to it next week

Oh well, sushi it is!
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I can't remember if they still do it, but the Prime Rib at the Aspen was really good. If I recall, they did it sat & sun nights.
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