Vanderhoof, situated in the traditional territory of the Carrier First Nations, is located at the geographic centre of the province in the heart of the Nechako valley. It was founded by Herbert Vanderhoof, who had hoped the beautiful landscape and inspiring surroundings would become a creative retreat for artists and writers. However, its vast forests and agricultural lands also attracted ranchers and loggers to the area.
There is plenty of cultural history also available for exploration in the area, including the ranch of Rich Hobson, the inspiration for the 1966 Nothing too Good for a Cowboy TV series. The home of Mary John, an advocate of the Carrier people and author of Stoney Creek Woman, is also in town.
Many secluded lakes can be accessed by hiking trails abundant with wildlife and the amazing views that originally inspired Herbert Vanderhoof and his artistic friends.
Nechako Migratory Bird SanctuaryVanderhoof | Outdoor Activities | Unique Sites |
Rip N’ the North Bike ParkVanderhoof | Outdoor Activities |
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