The home of the World’s Largest Fly Rod. That’s Houston in the Bulkley Valley of the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Where the Welcome is Warm and the Wilderness beckons.
Located at the confluence of the Bulkley River and Morice River, the community of Houston was established in the early 1900s as the tie-cutting centre for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, and was incorporated as a village in 1957.
Following a 1910 newspaper contest for a suitable name, Houston was named after John Houston of Alton, Ontario, the first newspaperman in Prince Rupert (Prince Rupert Empire) and the first mayor of Nelson in the Kootenays (1897 to 1905), where he was editor of the Tribune.
Today, Houston is a forestry, mining and tourism town, with the tourism industry largely focused on eco tourism. The location of Houston approximately midway between Prince Rupert and Prince George, makes it a key supply and service centre for the area.
The fishing is par excellence in the extensive system of lakes and rivers that surround Houston, which can rightfully claim itself to be the Steelhead Capital of Canada.
Location: Houston is ideally located between Prince Rupert and Prince George on Highway 16, 192 miles (307 km) west of Prince George, 51 miles (82 km) west of Burns Lake, 40 miles (64 km) east of Smithers, and 260 miles (416 km) east of Prince Rupert.
Queensway Autoworld and Houston
Based in Prince George, BC, Queensway Autoworld offers residents in Houston and the surrounding region a large online inventory for shopping and research. Our online database allows prospective used vehicle purchasers the opportunity to see what is available before they leave home.
Queensway Auto World sells good quality used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs throughout north central BC. All of our used vehicles are backed by the Lubrico Warranty. We also offer onsite financing and you can get pre-approved using our secure online application form.
Our New Motorsports Division is a hit in Prince George and the surrounding regions in North Central BC. We are an authorized dealer for Argo ATVs and Amphibious UTV vehicles and Quads, motorcycles, scooters all available.