Telkwa Village is a small riverfront community on the shores of the Bulkley and Telkwa Rivers, east of the community of Smithers, BC., Canada. The Village of Telkwa is rich in history, close to major adventure parks, activity destinations, rivers and lakes.
As for the history of the area, Aldermere was actually the first settlement in the pioneer days and the townsite was located just up the hill from where Telkwa sits today. The only evidense left behind of the historic village is the Aldermere Trail which, today, leads to new homes, neighborhoods and to the Tyhee Provincial Park.
Tyhee Provincial Park is a beautiful lake destination providing a full service day use area and boat launch. The lake destination is a popular recreation destination attracting many outdoor enthusiasts to the valley to explore.
The village, itself, features the two rivers with a a riverfront walkway. Located on the village streets are some character buildings with historical references like the 1912 First Union Bank, 1920 United Church and a home from 1915. Telkwa is also a starting point for hiking the two scenic hiking trails in the area - the Aldermere and Riverbend Trails.
A series of walking paths connect various points of the area with the Village of Telkwa. Start in Eddy Park and the Riverside Trail follows the Bulkley River to Riverside Par. The River Grade Trail picks it up from there and continues along the river, leading to the hwy. On the other side of the hwy the Aldermere Trail leads to the old Aldermere Townsite. From there the Cariboo Trail leads to Tyhee Park and the Wagon Trail heads back into Telkwa Village.
The scenic and small won of Telkwa is popular for for many artists and musicians. Many calling it home. It is obvious once you start visiting the many art galleries, gift shops and artist studios visible from the roads.
When visiting the streets of Telkwa visit one of the coffee houses or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants - it is a good way to enjoy the area and meet artists, musicians, hikers, visitors and locals.