The Regional District of Kitimat encompasses approximately 100,000 square kilometers and is populated by approximately 41,000 people. Terrace is the regional business center in the area, with major port cities at Prince Rupert and Kitimat.
Terrace is located approximately 64 kilometers north of Kitimat, 140 kilometers east of Prince Rupert and 210 kilometers west of Smithers. It is strategically placed at the geographic centre of northwest British Columbia and is the major hub for highway, rail and air transportation routes. As a result, Terrace is the location for many of the region's business, retail, medical and government services. Terrace also has an airport, which services flights to Vancouver, and other regional communities. Business opportunities in Terrace include transportation, mining, manufacturing, and forestry, among others. A recently growing population of 20,000 has seen the total value of construction hit an all-time high with 2007 construction values more than doubling those of 2006.
Terrace provides an abundance of recreational activities for all seasons. These include hiking, an 18-hole golf course, alpine skiing, snowmobiling, world-class fishing, a natural hot springs site and a variety of lakes and nature trails. The climate, recreational activities, business opportunities, low cost of living, and strategic location within the region, make Terrace an attractive place for a wide demographic of people and businesses.