Invest in Burns Lake
British Columbia, Canada
It's Only Natural
Economic Development Contact
Krystin St Jean, Economic Development Officer
Tel: 250-692-7587 |
The village has a diverse population of 3,614 and serves a surrounding area of approximately 10,000 residents of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. With two of the six local First Nations reserves, the Lake Babine Nation and Burns Lake Band, within municipal boundaries, Burns Lake has a strong sense of culture and incredible local talents to showcase.
The Lakes District has over 4,828km/3,000mi of lake shoreline including some of BC’s largest freshwater lakes. Surrounded by nature, there are numerous options for all recreational enthusiasts who call our area home, or make it their summer and winter vacation destination.
Spirit Square is a community waterfront park complete with recreation and meeting areas for both residents and visitors. Located next to Spirit Square on Burns Lake, is the new Lakeside Mulitplex recreation facility. This 10,000 square foot addition has connected the arena and the curling rink and offers new recreation amenities including an indoor climbing wall, a squash court, a gym and two multi-purpose rooms. The facility was a 3 million dollar project and has created 5 new jobs.The Village of Burns Lake has also begun an ambitious downtown revitalization project which has improved the streetscape of the downtown core to make the community welcoming for residents and visitors. A wide variety of hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking areas, and an abundance of lakes to fish or boat on are right outside your door. Burns Lake is also fortunate to have world class mountain bike trails just five minutes from the village centre. During the winter, Olympic quality cross-country skiing trails draw in competitors and recreational skiers from across the province.
In addition to many wilderness activities, residents have access to healthcare facilities, schools and post secondary education.The Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre was a $55 million dollar facility that was completed in 2015. The new building replaced the previous hospital, which was aging, and now provides brand new, state of the art patient care.The College of New Caledonia is based in the Village and provides high quality educational opportunities.
The local airport serves both recreational and commercial pilots as well as providing overnight accommodation and an open meeting area complete with kitchen, dining room and courtesy phone. The village serves as a base for surrounding forestry and mining activities and businesses may draw skilled workers from the resident population.
Local Infrastructure Projects
Community Economic Development Contact
Krystin St Jean
Economic Development Officer
Village of Burns Lake
Investment-Ready Community Profile
Community ContactSheryl Worthing
Chief Administrative Officer
Village of Burns Lake
Chamber of Commerce Contact
Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce
Community Futures ContactKim Martinsen
Community Futures Nadina
Burns Lake Visitor Centre
540 Highway 16