Nestled in the picturesque Bulkley Valley, in the shadow of Hudson Bay Mountain and surrounded by three mountain ranges, it’s no wonder that Smithers is known as Little Switzerland, having adopted an alpine theme for its downtown core.
The area’s panoramic scenery is matched only by the genuine warmth of its community. The red brick sidewalk on Main Street invites you to stroll and browse through Smithers, from the former 1925 court house at one end to its twin, the newly restored Canadian National Railway station, at the other.
Both these heritage buildings provide a link to Smithers’ roots as a railway town. Founded in 1913 as the divisional headquarters of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad, Smithers became the first village to be incorporated in BC, in 1921, and finally obtained town status in 1967, Canada’s Centennial year.
Along the way, Smithers became home to pioneer settlers who farmed the valley, discovered its mineral riches, and developed the forest industry that is so vital to the community today.
Location: Smithers is located on the Yellowhead Highway 16, in the Bulkley Valley of Northwest British Columbia, between Prince George in the interior (232 miles/371 km) and Prince Rupert on the west coast (220 miles/350 km).
Queensway Autoworld and Smithers
Based in Prince George, BC, Queensway Autoworld offers residents in Smithers 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.