Terrace B.C. is greatly underrated as a tourist destiny. It is a thriving retail center (the hub of the coastal northwest) as well as being surrounded by some of the world's most beautiful scenery, wildlife, and outdoor activities.
One of the tripadvisor reviews stated that locals in Terrace do not appreciate what they have. Terrace is, in fact, a very sophisticated community, well aware of local and world concerns and of its own surroundings. Before making unsubstantiated comments on an entire population, the reviewer should attend the outstanding Music Festivals every year, or see the oldest continuous amateur theatre group in B.C., the Terrace Little Theatre, perform in the Theatre B.C. festival. Locals eat wild salmon, produce outstanding results in sports, are world known artists. Some of the fishing and hunting guides are also published authors - experts in their fields. The level of achievement in relation to the size of the population is extraordinary. I've eaten in New York and Paris, but I come home for the best food.
Our outstanding elected Member of Parliament and many local organizations, such as our branch of the Sierra Club, are too busy working to protect the environment to be standing around to impress outsiders. Everything that you admire, has been fought for by local residents, including air and highway access, and mountainsides with trees, rather than vast expanses of bald clearcut. At present, local environmental initiatives are keeping the possibility of future fishing alive.
If the time is taken to look closely, it will be found that in order for a tourist to access and marvel at its wonders, Terrace locals will have already opened the doors and sprinkled rose petals on the pathways.