Welcome to River Boat Days


Concerts in the Park is a full day of the best bands in the northwest. Closing the show Saturday evening will be one of Canada's most recognized and celebrated groups: The Stampeders. The original trio from Calgary, Kim Berly, Rich Dodson and Ronnie King, came on the scene in the early 70s with a string of gold and platinum hits. Juno awards soon followed, for Best Group, Best Single, Best Producer and Best Composer. And in 2011 The Stampeders were inducted into the SOCAN Hall of Fame. The song Sweet City Woman is a standard in the world of pop music and in a recent poll voted one of the Top-10 most recognizable songs of the 70s. But the list of hits is long: Wild Eyes, Hit the Road Jack, and Carry Me are just examples of Stampeder songs known everywhere by audiences young and old. What a repertoire The Stampeders bring to Terrace on July 30. And what a venue, outdoors in George Little Park. Bring your lawnchair or blanket and prepare to have fun! (Marigold Productions, www.stampeders.net) (July 9/16)


This is the ultimate adrenaline rush! As if this event couldn't get any more insane, now some guy is going to go off the ramp on a snowmobile! That's Brett Turcotte, an X Games medalist, joining Reagan Sieg, Kyle Demelo and Daylan Tomshak on their motocross bikes. Incredible tricks are to be seen. Just the names should get you excited: the Kiss of Death, Rock Solids, even Backflips. Prepare to be amazed!! Sponsored by Steve Pereira Productions, Skeena Mall, Kickstart Motosports/KTM, MacCarthy GM, Technicon Industries, Citywest, and presented by EZ Rock, CJFW FM, CFTK TV.Shows at 2 pm and 3:30 pm on Saturday, July 30 in the Skeena Mall parking lot. Free! (revised July 9/16)


For safety reasons, sidewalk and road closures will be in effect on both sides of the river near Ferry Island for the Fireworks on Saturday, July 30. Viewing of the fireworks from the new Skeena Bridges (Highway 16) is not permitted.For more information on the closures and best viewing locations, select the image on the left.

Road, bridge and sidewalk closures for the Fireworks:
Old Skeena Bridge closed to vehicle traffic from 9:00 pm to midnight. Pedestrian access permitted.
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 9:30 pm till midnight. Road closed near Old Skeena Bridge.
Highway 37 closed from 4 Way Stop (Highway 16 Junction) to Old Skeena Bridge from 9:30 pm till midnight. Queensway Drive closed from Substation Road to Old Skeena Bridge from 9:30 pm till midnight. To access Queensway Drive during Fireworks, use Substation Road.

And for the second year in a row, sponsors have stepped forward to make it an even bigger, better show. Thank you to Premium Truck and Trailer, Terrace Home Hardware, Your Decor, Stantec, Gemma's and Totem Ford. (revised July 21/16)


It's the combination of volunteer time and financial support of non-profit groups, small and large business that produces a community festival of over 50 events. Most of the sponsorship is received directly by the event organizers but the Riverboat Days Society also receives financial support. These funds are typically used for initiating new events, improving existing events and better advertising of Riverboat Days. The main funding source for the Society is an annual grant from the City of Terrace and Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine. Local media also play a huge role in the success of Riverboat Days, providing services well beyond those for which they are contracted.

We wish especially to acknowledge the continuing financial support provided by LNG Canada. As the company endeavors to bring an entirely new industry to the northwest in liquefied natural gas exporting, LNG Canada is demonstrating its commitment to community development in supporting ventures such as Riverboat Days. And Riverboat Days is one of the first recipients of support under the new Fabulous Festivals and Events Program of the Northern Development Initiative Trust. But then we truly feel Riverboat Days is the epitome of a fabulous festival!

(July 13/16)