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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns >  Yellowhead Hwy > Houston

Houston is situated 307 km (192 miles) west of Prince George and 65 km (41 miles) east of Smithers on the Yellowhead Hwy 16.

Steelhead Park
Houston is famous to have the largest fly fishing rod in the world. Make sure you see this at Steelhead Park located right on Hwy 16 as you go through town.

Canfor Mill
Another world's biggest that is stationed at Houston is the world's largest sawmill located on Morice River Road at the west end of town towards Smithers. The mill is owned by Canfor which is one of the biggest employers in this region.

Pleasant Valley
Houston is well known in the area for the great fishing in the lakes and rivers. If you like to fish, a good map to follow is the Pleasant Valley Map located right in Steelhead Park. Some of the lakes you might try are down the Morice River Forest Service Road (FSR), past the Canfor Mill.

Morice River
Imagine you're on a lake catching fish and there is no one else there. That's what it is all about when you're in Morice River watershed - complete solitude. The Morice River FSR eventually goes all the way to the great fishing at Francois Lake.

Francois Lake
Francois Lake makes a great route if you want to drive to Burns Lake or further to Fraser Lake. There are some great Forest Service Recreation sites in this area if you like wilderness camping.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Houston please remember this is Bear Country as is the rest of BC. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe and practice good outdoor wildlife procedures.

Places to Eat
Always a family favourite with a good selection of food is the Pleasant Valley Restaurant right on Hwy 16. Also on Hwy 16 is an A & W plus on 11th Street Happy Jack’s Pub featuring burgers and various pub meals.

There is the Pleasant Valley Motel, Houston Motor Inn and Idylwild Inn, all located on Hwy 16.

RV Camping
For RV camping, try the municipal campground on 14th Street next to Buck Creek or the Shady Rest RV Park located just on the east side of town on Hwy 16. If you prefer camping at a provincial park try Tyhee Lake Provincial Park located in Telkwa.

Information on Houston



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