La bala sgan (the cedar mat has been laid) or welcome.
Terrace is rich in culture and history. Ts’msyen people have lived here since time immemorial, and our community is steeped in their culture, language, and traditions. You can see northwest coastal art around town in totem poles, murals, and carvings by master carvers, many of whom teach at or graduated from the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at Coast Mountain College. You can witness cultural dancing and listen to Sm’algyax, the traditional language of the Ts’msyen, at many of our community events. At nearby Kitselas Canyon National Historic Site, you can learn more about Ts’msyen history in a stunningly picturesque setting.
Explore the mountains we are ringed by through our world-class hiking and mountain biking trails, or on the slopes of nearby Shames Mountain or Onion Lake Cross Country Ski Trails. Visit the many rivers and lakes that surround our community for fishing, swimming, or skating. Tour our vibrant art scene by trying to find all of the murals and artwork created through the Skeena Salmon Arts Festival. Eat lunch at one of our many amazing restaurants, grab a coffee, and shop our unique businesses.
So many people tell me that they came to Terrace for a year and are still here, decades later. Terrace is a magic kind of place, and I am so glad that you are here to experience the magic.
Mayor Sean Bujtas