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Sitting along the mighty Skeena River amidst gorgeous green forests, rugged mountains and

cliffs, Terrace (population: 11,320) is the perfect central base for all outdoor pursuits. In the

summer, go hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, or kayaking – all in one

day, if feeling adventurous. Keep an eye out for the rare white Kermode (Spirit) bear. Salmon

fishing is also especially popular. In winter, huge dumps of snow make for incredible powder

skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Ice-skating on the lakes is possible

when the weather is cold enough and the snow has been cleared. Local hot springs, developed

and undeveloped, also make for fine evening soaks. In the evening, to get a feel for local culture,

check out Terrace's many pubs and restaurants. For entertainment and maybe dancing, see local

musicians perform at the town's various coffee houses or at the bar on the weekends.

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Northwest Community College (NWCC) is an accredited post-secondary institution that serves the

rich and diverse communities and learners of BC’s beautiful Northwest region, from Houston in

the East, Hazelton in the North, to Haida Gwaii in the West. Established in Terrace in 1975,

NWCC has expanded to nine regional campuses that cover a service area of more than 100,000

square kilometers. This provides 34 communities with innovative programs and services that lead

to sustainable careers for people in the North.

NWCC offers a comprehensive range of programs within the academic, career technical and

trades areas, and has developed three schools that support the unique social and economic

development needs of the region: the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art (Terrace); the

School of Exploration and Mining (Smithers); and the School of Northwest Culinary Arts (Terrace).

Many NWCC programs feature experiential learning components, allowing students to participate

in hands-on, applied learning. These include: clinical placements, practical, work experience,

community service and field school education, which integrates academic studies with culturally

relevant experiences. NWCC offers programs in college access, health and human services,

online education, university credit and trades foundation and apprenticeship.


Northwestern of BC is home to seven First Nations. The Haida reside to the west on Haida Gwaii,

the Wet’suwet'en and Gitxsan on the east, the Tahltan and Nisga'a to the north, and the combined

First Nations of the Haisla and Henaaksiala to the south. Much of the land stretching from the

coast to the central interior of this region (following the banks of the Skeena River) is the

traditional home of the Tsimshian people. Many Métis people have moved into the northwest

region in past decades and are part of the BC Métis Nation. Respecting this diversity, NWCC

focuses on creating inclusive, welcoming learning environments at each of its nine campuses,

while working with First Nations and other communities to ensure access to relevant, high-quality

education that leads to sustainable careers for people in northwestern BC and beyond.

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