|Central BC Nature Viewing Region|
|Hudson Bay Mountain, Smithers|
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|A popular hiking area of subalpine and alpine meadows.|
|Geographical Description||Coast Mountains|
|Area/ Trail Length|
|Seasons to Visit||June through September-October, depending on snow|
|Habitat||Interior cedar-hemlock and Englemann spruce-subalpine fir forest, subalpine and alpine meadows and prairie|
|Viewing Highlights||A network of moderate to strenuous alpine trails through forests, meadows and high ridges.|
Crater Lake is a moderately strenuous day hike from the ski resort; the summit of the mountain is a strenuous off-trail scramble.
Subalpine and alpine plants, birds and mammals. Mountain goat veiwing can be good especially on the back side of the mountain.
|Other Features||Commercial ski operation|
|Main Access||Hudson Bay Mountain Resort is 23 km south of Smithers on Ski Hill Road (aka Hudson Bay Mountain Road) and Prairie Road.|
|Secondary Accesses||There is another section of the ski resort at Skyline Ridge, but hiking access in that area is steep and rough and not recommended.|
|Cautions||Watch for bears. Cougars are rare.|
These trails range from moderately easy to strenuous, and are in a lightly travelled and unpatrolled area; you need to be in good physical condition and be properly equipped with good hiking footwear, rain gear, food and water.
Please respect the privacy of the ski resort and residential properties.
|Jurisdiction||Crown and private land|
|Regulations||No camping or fires|
|Facilities||None. All services in Smithers.|
|Other Recreational Activities||Mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing|
|Other Connections||Smithers Community Forest is a large wooded area featuring several different ecosystems but there are no official trails connecting to the mountain.|
Several other trails approach the mountain from other directions but with no easy access to the alpine.
|Links||Bulkley Valley Naturalists|
|Hudson Bay Mountain Resort|
|Smithers Community Forest|
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