Invest in Terrace
British Columbia, Canada
Northwest BC's Service and Supply Centre
Economic Development Contact
Danielle Myles, Economic Development Manager
With its scenic views, strategic location and friendly people, Terrace is considered one of the best places to live and work in northwestern British Columbia. Located along the Skeena River within the Coast Mountain Range, Terrace is known as the “Gateway to the North” and is easily accessible by:
- Canada’s East-West Corridor Yellowhead Highway #16,
- Via Rail’s Canadian National Railway connecting Jasper to Prince Rupert, and
- The Northwest Regional Airport, the largest in the area with record numbers of daily flights and passengers to/from Vancouver and other Northwestern communities.
The City of Terrace and the Northwest region are well positioned to take advantage of the expected billions of dollars of mining development and green energy projects sparked by the completion of the Northwest Transmission Line and its close proximity to three deep water Ports including the newly developed Port of Prince Rupert. A host of diverse and high profile industry players are contributing to the growing local economy and helping to support jobs and growth in our region by choosing Terrace as their home base and preferred place of business.
With a growing population and property values on the rise, an array of amenities and services exist in Terrace. This includes the City’s Leisure Services Department who operate the public recreation facilities including the Sportsplex, the Aquatic Centre and over 100+ hectares of parks. Northern Health administers Mills Memorial Hospital as well as a network of Medical Centers and Care Facilities that provide the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare in the region. Northern Health is one of the largest employers in the region with an array of private sector employers providing ample employment opportunities as well.
Tourism is also dramatically enhancing the economic landscape. Terrace is emerging as an outdoor adventure Mecca, boasting four seasons of recreational opportunities including world-class fishing, multi-level hiking and biking trails, exceptional downhill, backcountry and cross-country skiing, white water kayaking, rafting and much more.
With its small-town atmosphere and big-city attractions, Terrace offers an array of shopping and entertainment options. This includes fine dining, gaming, the largest Farmers’ Market in the region as well as a vibrant arts and cultural community. From independent boutiques to big box retailers, a diversity of businesses, services and accommodations exist with chains continuing to develop and expand such as Sportchek, Dollarama and Pita Pit.
Two post-secondary institutions exist in Terrace - University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and Northwest Community College (NWCC). Students from all over access hundreds of specialized programs and continuing education courses that are offered year round with job training programs geared to producing a highly skilled labour force.
The surrounding areas of Terrace are home to a rich history of First Nations culture that dates back to “time immemorial”. The Tsimshian communities are closest to Terrace with the Kitselas to the East and Kitsumkalum to the West of the City. To the South are the Haisla in Kitimaat Village and to the North in the Nass Valley where the Lava Beds are found are four Nisga’a villages.
Local Investment Opportunities
The Skeena Industrial Development Park is a greenfield site ready for
new development that can accommodate a wide range of heavy
Local Infrastructure Projects
Community Economic Development Contact
Economic Development Manager
City of Terrace
City of Terrace
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Terrace
Chamber of Commerce Contact
Executive Director, Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce
Office Manager, Terrace Business Resource Center
Community Futures Contact
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