Invest in Houston

British Columbia, Canada

Naturally Amazing

Economic Development Contact

Maureen Czirfusz
Economic Development Officer
(250) 845-7640 |  

Houston is a community of 3,200 people located on Highway 16 in Northwest British Columbia. This area of the province has a large and diversified resource base and is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination.

Photo Source: – Photo Credit: George Rhoades

Highway 16 and the Canadian National Railway service the Northwest region passing through Houston and terminating at the Port of Prince Rupert providing the community with excellent transportation links west to Asian markets and east to Central North America.

The forests of Houston form the backbone of the local economy.  

In addition to forestry, Houston also has an established mining industry. Huckleberry Mines Ltd. operates an open pit copper/molybdenum mine about 86 kilometers southwest of Houston, which is currently producing an average of 16,000 tonnes per day. Mining exploration around Houston has seen an increase in recent years with at least 89 active major exploration projects in the Skeena District. 

Houston has ample serviced commercial and residential land available. Land cost relative to other areas of the province is significantly more affordable. The District of Houston has established a
Revitalization Tax Exemption to foster economic growth and community revitalization. This program provides property tax exemptions to owners of eligible commercial and industrial lands who invest in improvements which will increase capacity, productivity and employment levels in the District. Houston has made great strides in beautification of their community’s central attraction, Steelhead Park. The park features the world's largest fly fishing rod and along with an addition to the Chamber of Commerce building which houses a massive Grizzly in a glass display for viewing 24 hours per day. Improvements have been made to the Districts Rec Centre including a state of the art wood burning heating system. 

Houston is poised for economic growth.

Local Infrastructure Projects

* Houston improves water quality with a $3 million dollar federal grant to build a water treatment plant. Work will be completed in 2016.

* Houston builds water storage to increase security of supply through a 2.34 million project. Funding was awarded in 2015 and work is ongoing.   

Community Economic Development Contact

Maureen Czirfusz
Economic Development Officer
Houston & District Chamber of Commerce
(250) 845-7640

Community Contacts


Shane Brienen
District of Houston

Community Contact

Michael Glavin 
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Houston
(250) 845-2238

Chamber of Commerce Contact

Houston & District Chamber of Commerce

Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Nadina