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Town of SmithersPopulation of Town of Smithers : 5224
(based on 2006 Census figures)
Rural Electoral District A: 5400
Trading Area Population: 20,000
Labour Force: 11,470

ALL ECONOMIC FAMILIES
Median family income $64,460
Average family income $69,931
Standard error of average family income $2,335

COUPLE ECONOMIC FAMILIES
Median family income $70,384
Average family income $76,170
Standard error of average family income $2,571

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Population Statistics for Smithers
Age 0 -15 15 - 24 25 - 44 45 - 64 64-74 75+
Population 22% 14% 28% 25% 5% 6%

 



Housing

The Town of Smithers real estate market is quite active. As of July 2009 the average sale price for:
Newer Single family home $300,000.00 - $450,000.00
Older Single family home $225,000.00 - $275,000.00
Mobile home $10,000.00 - $75,000.00
Apartments rent for $500.00 – $850.00 per month.

The average serviced residential lot is price is $70,000.00 - $75,000.00
A rural residence on a two-hectare (5 acres) lot would sell for $100,000.00 - $500,000.00. The rural fringe area development is available, subject to market demands and the long-term development potential is ample (a lot of supply).

The land area of Smithers encompasses some 1600 ha, and is 489 m (1627 ft) above sea level.

For more information on Industrial, Residential or Recreational Real Estate in Smithers, contact Re/Max Bulkley Valley or Calderwood Realty the local Real Estate companies.



Climate

Temperatures Precipitation Other
Ave. January: -5°C Ave. January: 58 mm Frost free period: 100 days
Ave. July: 21°C Ave. July: 46 mm Hours of Sunshine: 1850 hours/year (Jan 44, July 255)



Community Services

Smithers is home to numerous government agencies and community services. The following is a partial list of the types of services available:

BC Government Agent, Social Services & Housing, Ambulance, Conservation Officer, Canada Employment Centre, Mental Health Centre, Forest Service Office, Agriculture & Fisheries, Fire Department, Provincial Emergency Program, Customs Office, Smithers District Chamber of Commerce, R.C.M.P., Highways Department, Transport Canada.



Transportation & Utilities

Smithers is serviced by a wide variety of transportation and utility providers. Local utilities are provided by BC Hydro and Power Authority, Pacific Northern Gas and Telus.

Transportation corridors in our area include Smithers airport, Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway 16, Stewart-Cassiar Highway 37, and railway. Freight and passenger services are provided through Smithers to the rest of the province and beyond by many companies.

Canadian National Railway, Via Rail - Skeena Route, Air Canada Jazz'' daily service from Vancouver, Hawkair daily service to Vancouver and Central Mountain Air's daily service to Terrace and Prince George and on to numerous communities. Charter Services are available from Canadian Helicopters, Northen Mountain Helicopters, Central Mountain Air, Northern Thunderbird Air and Highland Helicopters.

If ground transportation better fits your needs call Greyhound Bus Lines, First Bus Canada Ltd. or charter from Smithers Bus Service. If you just need to get around town BV Taxi can get you there.

Canadian Freightways, Motorways, Clark Freightways and Bandstra Transportation Systems (Member of United Van Lines) can supply all your freight and moving needs. Smaller packages can be moved around town or across the country by DHL Courier Services, C.F. Parcel Express, Greyhound Bus Parcel Express, Purolator Courier, S&L Speedy Delivery, Air Canada Jazz or Central Mountain Air.

 



Media

Local AM/FM Radio station The Peak (AM 870 FM 106.5) provides local coverage, while C.J.F.W. (FM 92.9), based in Terrace casts a wider net with news and information from around the region. C.B.C. (FM 97.5) & C.B.C. (FM Stereo 88.1) are both available throughout the Bulkley Valley. Also available is CFNR (FM 95.1) a classic rock station based out of Terrace.

Television stations C.B.C. , B.C.T.V. , Knowledge Network are broadcast locally, and cablevision is available from Monarch Cablesystem.

The Interior News is the local weekly, and newspapers from around the province are available at local news stands.

BVLocal.com is the Bulkley Valley's Community Website. Free classifieds, events, blogs and more.



Medical Services

Medical Services are available in Smithers. The Bulkley Valley District Hospital was renovated in 1975 and is now rated as a 25 bed acute care facility. There are numerous physicians and some specialists in Smithers, supplemented by visiting specialists in various fields. Smithers is well served by dentists and denture clinics, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and massage therapists.


Education

The public schools in Smithers are represented by School District No. 54. The local School Board Office is located at 4400 3rd. Avenue. Call 877-6820 for further information.

Post Secondary and College

North Coast Regional Correspondence School, 1-800-663-3865
Northwest Community College, 3966 2nd Avenue 250-847-4461 Toll Free: 877-277-2288
Open Learning Agency, 1-800-663-9711
University of Northern B.C. (Prince George), 250-960-5555

Christian Schools

In addition, Smithers has a number of independent Christian Schools:
Bulkley Valley Christian School (Elementary), 4035 Walnut Street, 250-847-9833
Bulkley Valley Christian School (Secondary), 3575 14th Avenue, 250-847-4238
St. Joseph's Catholic School, 4054 Broadway Avenue, 250-847-9414
Ebenezer Canadian Reformed School, 1685 Lower Viewmont Rd, 250-847-3492



Service Clubs & Organizations

Elks, Legion, K-40, 2 Rotary Clubs, Bulkley Valley Foundation, Bulkley Valley Steelhead Assn., Lions, Ladies Auxiliary to Hospital, Kinsmen, Community Services Assn., Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, Toastmasters, Welcome Wagon, Bulkley Lodge Society, Volunteer Bureau.

Religious

Smithers Alliance Church, Anglican Church of St. James, Smithers Baptist Church, Bethel Reformed Church, Canadian Reformed Church, Christian Indian Centre, Evangelical Free Church, Jehovah's Christian Witness, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Mountain View Pentecostal Assembly, Open Door Bible Fellowship, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Smithers Christian Reformed Church, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Smithers United Church, Christian Reformed Church, Smithers Congregation of Jehovah's Witness, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Cultural & Interest Organizations:

Ballet Dancing, Smithers Community Choir, Pottery Club, Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council, Bulkley Valley Historical & Museum Society, Dogwood Bluegrass Society, Sweet Harmony Female, Bulkley Valley Gymnastics Association, Bulkley Valley Otters Swim Club, Bowling, Badminton, Big Game Guides, Soccer, Kayaking, Golf, Piano, Concert Association, Gallery Association, Spinners & Weavers Guild, Friendship Centre, B.V. Rod and Gun Club, Baseball/Softball, Baton Twirlers, Canoeing, Kinder gym, Triathalon, Curling, Sky Diving, Photo Club, Swiss Club, Folk Music Society, Hudson Bay Mtn. Quilters, Barbershop Singers, Beekeeping Club, Judo, Rugby, Training, Weightlifting, Snowmobiling, Skiing (Downhill & Cross Country)




Recreation Facilities

 

Indoor

Ice and curling rinks
Regional Pool Facility with unique pool, 2 whirlpools, weight room and sauna, climbing wall, wallyball courts
Fitness NorthWest Gym
Bowling Alley
Art Gallery and Museum
Cinema with three Theatres
Public Library

Outdoor

Two 18 hole golf courses: a Par 3 and a Par 72. Both have a driving range. Food and beverage services are available at both.
Tennis facilities (6 courts)
Soccer fields and ball diamonds
Hiking, snowmobile and cross country trails (BV Nordic Centre)
Fair and Rodeo Grounds with grandstand and outbuildings
Downhill Ski area (Ski and Ride Smithers - 250 847-2058)
Mountain Bike Trails

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