Smithers listed as 11th happiest in Canada

Expedia has listed Smithers as the 11th happiest place in Canada.

The Expedia Canada Travel Blog came out with a list of the 40 happiest places in Canada and have put Smithers as number 11.

Expedia said it sorted through over 100,000 social media conversations for hashtags like #cheerful, #blessed, and #happy to come up with the list. Lake Louise and Banff shared top spot on the list, available at

Here’s what the site had to say about Smithers:

This northern interior town embodies pretty much everything people love about British Columbia: it’s got amazing landscapes, thrilling winter sports, and laid-back cafes. For the landscapes, make the trek to Twin Falls Recreation Site; for thrills, hit the slopes at Hudson Bay Mountain. And for apres-ski caffeine, cozy Two Sisters Café has your perfect beverage, from pumpkin spice lattes to locally roasted coffee.


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Twin Falls near Smithers. (Chris Gareau photo)

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