Terrace City within Northern BC, is considered to be the oldest constantly occupied area of the globe. The area was populated long before the people from Europe settled in the region, by the Kitselas and the Kitsumkalum peoples. These groups make up a couple of the Tsimshian tribes within the Terrace area. There traditional economies included mainly of fishing, hunting and trade. The riverboats which once operated for 22 years within the region came to a halt and was replaced by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Initially, it was named "Littleton" in honor of George Little, who donated 47 acres to the Grand Pacific Railway. Nevertheless, since there was already a Littleton in New Brunswick, the name was changed to "Terrace" in reference to its geography.
There are lots of events and attractions meant for residents and visitors to take pleasure in. The Skeena Valley Farmer's Market operates from May to October at the George Little Memorial Park. George Little House is two-story heritage home of the founder of Terrace: George Little. It is truly easy to see in downtown Terrace, and a lot are encouraged to visit the place. The house likewise includes a small gift shop which features local artists. The house likewise operates as the VIA Rail Station. The Greater Terrace Beautification Society is a group of local volunteers who are devoted to making the Terrace area more wonderful. The Society meets every first Monday of each and every month. The Heritage Park Museum is operated by the Terrace and District Museum Society and considered a Municipal Heritage Site. The REM Lee Theatre is the largest performing arts venue within Terrace City. The Terrace Art Gallery is a public and non-profit facility which is devoted to promoting the visual arts of the community for the last 25 years. The Terrace Public Library is free for all the residents of Terrace, Rosswood, New Remo, Thornhill, Copperside, Old Remo, Usk, Jackpine Flats, and all the Chimdemash communities in the east.
Once called the "Cedar Pole Capital of the World," Terrace comprises over 50,000 poles manufactured to supply for telephone and electric power poles to numerous parts of North America. Its tallest poles are now seen within New York City. In modern times, the economy, that solely depended on logging and large employers have become much more diversified. It is currently more independent and separate from big companies and industries, and it boasts of a balanced economy which could deal with whatever kind of economic cycle downturn efficiently.