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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-19-2015, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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smithers bc trip recommendations

Hey guys, had a bunch of coffee this morning and decided I need to plan a bc trip for next year now lol. I plan on driving and camping. I want to camp as close to the Bulkley as possible. I'm not sure yet if the wife will go or not. Any recommendations on campgrounds, what the weather is like , what I'll need etc... would be awesome. Should I take the drift boat and how difficult or easy the floats are? Any info or advise would be great. Thanks
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There is a campground right on the river in Smithers. Has showers and firewood. The float from Telkwa to Smithers is easy. All the floats are easy, except of course the falls at Moricetown, that aren't navigable. I'm not sure if there are launch and retrieve sites that are suitable for driftboats for all the possible floats however.

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There is also a campground/RV park in Telkwa called FortTelkwa RV park if you google you will see their website. Not stayed there but came across it researching for my trip.
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I did see about telkwa rv campground. I think that's where I'll stay. And about the launch and take out option that's the only thing I can't find out online so far. The telkwa camp has a launch but not sure about one in smithers. I saw something about the quick to telkwa float but nothing talking about the skill level of that float. I'll keep digging though. Thanks for the info guys.
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Quick to Telkwa is an easy all day drift and a great way to see the river. Easy put in at Quick and the takeout is just past the campground you will be staying at. Lots of great runs on that drift. Enjoy!
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Here's the drifts I've found. Walcott to Quick; Quick to Telkwa; Telkwa to Smithers. Use google earth and you can spot the boat launches most are near a bridge. Here's a map I found from the guys at Oscars in Smithers. http://oscarssports.com/resources/fishing-info-maps/
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Camped at the RV park/golf course right at the bridge before Smithers, fantastic site, cheap, reasonably clean free showers with unlimited hot water, water and power hook ups, 5 min to boat launch, 5 min to Smithers. Stayed there for three weeks and would do it again in a heartbeat. Was nice to be close to Smithers, did laundry, hit the fly shop, liquor store several times and ate out once in a while.
The drift from Telkwa is a piece of cake and I think has more fishable water than the drift from Quick to Telkwa. I found we did a lot more rowing on the Quick drift, lot's of frog water.
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Good to know. I don't have an rv or trailer did that spot have tent sites? Also what about shuttle services?
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Highly recommend the telkwa RV. They also have wall tent units that they rent out that are pretty spectacular for the price. The heat comes in handy when you wake up to 2" of ice on your truck.

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Good to know. I don't have an rv or trailer did that spot have tent sites? Also what about shuttle services?
Yes they do have tent sites
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Nice. It's too bad it takes so long to get a passport otherwise I'd be going next month.
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Nice. It's too bad it takes so long to get a passport otherwise I'd be going next month.
You can pay extra and have it in 10 days. Just depends how badly you want to get up there and fish. :-)
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Hmmm....good to know
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Yeah, also want to know about the shuttle. Any recommended shuttle services there and how much they usually charge?
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There is no shuttle service.
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