Congratulations Carol Huynh on your Olympic Gold Medal
You will always be a gold medal winner in Hazelton!
We are very proud of you! Shine on!
Mayor Alice Maitland with Carol Huynh
at Olympic Fundraiser in Hazelton
The Hazeltons, there are three - Hazelton, New Hazelton and South
Hazelton, are located 290 km (180 miles) east
of Prince Rupert and 60 km (45 miles) west of Smithers on the Yellowhead
Highway 16. Hazelton, also known as Old Hazelton is
located on the banks of the Skeena River about 7 km off Highway
16. Adjacent to the town, where the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers meet,
is the site of the world famous Ksan Historical Village and
View a map of Hazelton in relation to the rest of BC.
a detailed map of the Village of Hazelton/Gitanmaax area.
Getting Here and Beyond
Regular daily flights to and from Vancouver are available at Smithers
and Terrace. Passenger train service on VIA Rail is available at
New Hazelton, as is twice daily Greyhound Bus service. Connections
with the B.C. and Alaska State Ferry systems are made at Prince
At Kitwanga, 50 km west of the New Hazelton, the Stewart-Cassiar
Highway 37 heads northward to the Yukon and Alaska. Highway 37 is
a newer and shorter route to the northland than the Alaska Highway
For more information, please visit our travel
View the Village of Hazelton historical photo
For centuries, the Hazelton area has been home to the Gitxsan and
Wetsuweten people. Since the 1860s bustling pioneer
communities have also arisen around the confluence of the Skeena
and Bulkley Rivers. This unique sharing of an unequalled wilderness
setting has made the Hazeltons the Historic Heartland of Northwest
after the hazel bushes that paint river-carved terraces, the Hazeltons
are situated in a majestic setting dominated by the 3000 walls
of the rugged Roche de Boule Range. A must see for those
traveling Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert.
The frontier spirit lives on in Hazelton. Old Towns
restored heritage buildings serve as a reminder of the days when
Hazelton was the commercial centre of the Northwest wilderness.
From 1886 to 1913 Hazelton was the upriver terminus for a fleet
of sternwheelers that plied the wild rapids of the Skeena. People
and supplies reaching Hazelton were then dispersed inland to mines,
farms and far-flung settlements. During this boisterous time the
area was home to heroic outlaws, mysterious anarchist bank robbers,
daring riverboat captains, and a score of legendary wilderness eccentrics.
Hazelton maintains a friendly pioneer town atmosphere making it
easy to imagine the sound of riverboat whistles blowing signaling
the arrival of supplies, settlers, and long nights of revelry.
In 1914 a transcontinental rail line was pushed down the Skeena
Valley, bringing hundreds of construction workers and homesteaders.
It was at this time that people, anticipating a boon from the railroad,
that New Hazelton and South Hazelton were established.
The Hazelton Communities
The Hazelton area is comprised of two municipalities (the Village
of Hazelton and District of New Hazelton), three unincorporated
settlements (South Hazelton, Two Mile and the Kispiox Valley),
and four First Nations Villages (Gitanmaax, Hagwilget, Glen
Vowell and Kispiox).
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Village of Hazelton
P.O. Box 40, Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0
Tel: (250) 842-5991 Fax: (250) 842-5152