Canada Courthouses / British Columbia / Smithers

Smithers is named for Sir Alfred Smithers, who was the chairman of the board of directors of the railway.


Location:  Smithers is located in the northern part of the Province.

Judicial District:  Prince Rupert Judicial District


Old Courthouse – Smithers


Location:  1425 Main Street / Highway 16

Built:  1924 – 1925

Style:  Tudor

Architect:  Henry Wittaker of the Department of Public Works

Contractor:  Hanson and Shockley of Prince Rupert


Description:  The building faces south and  is a three story cream coloured brick and concrete structure. The building now houses the Buckley Valley Museum.


See:  The architect, Henry Whittaker, also designed courthouses in Merritt, Nicola, PentictonPowell RiverPrince Rupert and Salmon Arm.


Courthouse – Smithers


Location:  3793 Alfred Street /  Main Street

Built:  1970 – 1972

Style:  Modern

Architect:  J A Cochrane 

Contractor:  Franki Canada Ltd. of Delta


Description:  The building faces north.