Nestled among the majestic mountains of the beautiful Bulkley Valley, first-class hospitality and a warm welcome await you at HUDSON BAY LODGE HOTEL in Smithers, BC.

HUDSON BAY LODGE HOTEL is a full-service hotel offering a variety of guestrooms and suites with convention and meeting facilities to meet all your needs. Enjoy Smithers’ dining at its finest with Zoer's Modern Grill and the Fireside Lounge. Extensive catering menus are tailored to satisfy the demands of any special event.

Located minutes from downtown shops and restaurants, HUDSON BAY LODGE HOTEL boasts historic walking tours, picturesque hiking trails, outstanding mountain biking, scenic golfing and all the amazing attractions of the Bulkley Valley on our doorstep.

HUDSON BAY LODGE HOTEL  facilities and services:

• Zoer`s Modern Grill
• Fireside Lounge
• Lodge Liquor Store
• Fitness Centre
• Wireless Internet
• Complimentary Airport Shuttle
• Business Centre
• Coin Laundry

Romance in the Valley

Romance in the Valley

Plan a romantic escape to the mountains of the beautiful Bulkley Valley at Hudson Bay Lodge, Smithers.

Our ROMANCE IN THE VALLEY package includes:

  • One night accommodation in a King Room

  • Dinner for two at Zoer's Restaurant

  • Breakfast for two at Zoer's Restaurant

  • A bottle of wine and a cheese and cracker platter upon arrival

    Packages start at $129 pp based on double occupancy and can be customized to suit your needs. Taxes not included.

    Book Today: 1-800-663-5040

The Last Ship Film Crew

The Last Ship Film Crew


Having worked in the Vancouver film industry as an Assistant Director for 8 years now, I’ve pretty much seen every nook and cranny the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley has to offer. So when you get a call to work on a show out of town, it’s pretty exciting, even more so when it is a show in -30 degree weather, at the top of a mountain. And not having been north of Whistler since I was a child, I was excited to see what was up there.

I’m born, raised and currently living in LA and my 38 years of working in the film industry’s special effects department, I have traveled all over the world with shows. After “The Last Ship” in Smithers, it definitely makes my list of one of the most hospitable and beautiful places I’ve worked. I’m hoping to make it back some day in the summer because I’m sure it is just as beautiful under the snow as it is in the winter.

Generally when we go and shoot in a small town that isn’t used to the sudden influx of us crazy film people and all our toys, we try to make as small of an impact as possible as to not disrupt the community’s routine. So as the crew packed into a plane at YVR and headed on our northern adventure, we all wondered how the town would receive us. However, upon arriving in Smithers and seeing the Welcome banner on the community centre, we were put right at ease. We were all amazed at the positive attitude we received from everyone in the community right from the beginning.

In our short time off from shooting during our stay, we got to explore Smithers and experience the amazing food (sushi, Mexican fish tacos, pub wings, perogies and sausages), the nature (Hudson Bay Mountain), and the people (all the staff at our hotels, that make your town special. We all very much appreciated all the little things the town did to makes us feel welcome. From the hotel packages with maps, flyers, and coupons, to walking into an establishment and seeing the “Last Ship Cast and Crew” stickers on the doors, really gave us a sense of pride in our jobs, and made us feel welcomed by the community.

A year later, when I found out a good friend of mine was moving away from Vancouver, I was very sad, however knowing she was moving to your beautiful town was satisfying, as I also knew she would be welcomed as much as we were. And now I have a free place to stay when I come back to visit!

Jim and I are currently working together on another project for Paramount called “Monster Trucks” which has taken us to Kamloops, Chilliwack and Squamish, and none of those cities even compared to the unforgettable hospitality Smithers has shown us. And we both can’t wait to come back for another crazy karaoke night at the Hudson Bay Lodge!

Thanks again for making our trip to Smithers memorable and helping make the show “The Last Ship” what it is.

Rachael Fortier, Assistant Director &
Jim Schwalm, Special Effects Coordinator





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