Terrace's Riverboat Days Celebrations Begin Today

John Crawford

Terrace's annual Riverboat Days celebrations kick off this morning with the Crime Stoppers Jail-and-Bail fundraiser at the Bell Media parking lot on Lazelle Avenue, starting at 11am.

The opening ceremonies are tonight at 7 at George Little Park.


There are activities throughout the August long weekend, and extending into next week (full details at http://www.riverboatdays.ca/index.php)  -- and there will be some highway adjustments for some of the events.

During the Riverboat Days Fireworks Show on Ferry Island tomorrow night, the single-lane Old Skeena Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic from 9pm to midnight to allow spectators to line up there to watch.

The sidewalks on the Dudley Little Bridges will be closed that night from 10:30 to 11:30 -- the bridges will remain open to vehicle traffic.

On Monday morning, one lane of the Dudley Little Bridges will be closed between 10:30 and 11:30, to allow people to view the Rotary Club's Wild Duck Race.

See below for more details.

Safety Messages for Riverboat Days fireworks and Duck Race 2019

Riverboat Days Fireworks: Saturday August 3rd 2019

Best Viewing: Old Skeena Bridge

Best Parking: Curling Club, Lakelse Ave, & Flying Fish

Family Event: RCMP will be present NO open alcohol

Drive with Caution --Due to Construction of the 4-Way intersection / Roundabout at HWY 16 and 37 Please Slow Down and obey all Construction Signs

Road Closures:
-Old Skeena Bridge closed from 9:00 pm to midnight.
-New Skeena (Dudley Little) Bridge (Highway 16) sidewalks closed from 10:30 pm to approx. 11:30 pm (end of Fireworks). Bridge will remain open to vehicle traffic.
-Lakelse Avenue, east of Apsley Street, restricted to local traffic only, after 9:00 pm till midnight. Road closed near Old Skeena Bridge.
-Highway 37 closed from 4 Way Stop (Highway 16 Junction) to Old Skeena Bridge from 9:00 pm till midnight. Queensway Drive closed from Substation Road to Old Skeena Bridge from 9:00 pm till midnight. To access Queensway Drive during Fireworks, use Substation Road.


Rotary Duckrace Monday August 5th 2019

Best Parking: Walmart & Timber Mart

Best Viewing: Obey Traffic Control personnel and Signage

Drive with Caution: road closure listed below
-Single lane traffic on Dudley Little Bridge (Highway 16) from 10:30 am to 11:30 am during Rotary Duck Race.

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