The RDBN and Community Profiles bring together current and detailed demographic data as well as intelligence about workforce, transportation, energy, utilities, local government, and quality of life. The information about the region is intended to inform potential investors, support decisions to establish or expand a business, and provide opportunities to future residents. The profiles provide the complete picture of each Community and Surrounding Rural Area, as well as insights into why residents love to work, live and play in the RDBN.
The Town of Smithers is located directly on the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway half way between Prince Rupert and Prince George and offers residents and tourists a mountain town experience. The surrounding area of Smithers Rural is the most populated Electoral Area in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and is known for its mountainous landscape.
Telkwa, a historic and picturesque village, offers residents and tourists world-class hunting and sport fishing, and is one of the youngest municipalities in the region. The surrounding area of Smithers Rural is the most populated Electoral Area in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and is known for its mountainous landscape.
The District of Houston, located in the Bulkley Valley, with a labour force that is primarily engaged in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting. The surrounding area of Houston Rural offers natural landscapes of lakes and rivers.
The Village of Granisle is located on the shores of Babine Lake, an ideal location for fishing and boating, and where Sockeye salmon return every year to spawn in the nearby Fulton River spawning channels. The surrounding area of Houston Rural offers natural landscapes of lakes and rivers.
Burns Lake is a regional centre within the RDBN, surrounded by nature, endless options for recreational enthusiasts, and a labour force that is largely driven by manufacturing. The surrounding area of Burns Lake Rural is known for its rolling hills and beautiful lakes and rivers.
Fraser Lake is home to 170 lakes, and temporary home to 1,000 trumpeter swans, making Fraser Lake the Swan Capital of the World, primarily driving by the manufacturing and mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector. The surrounding area has plenty to offer to Anglers, bird watchers, boaters, and hikers with its abundance of lakes and rivers.
Fort St. James, founded in 1806 on the shores of beautiful Stuart Lake, is a picturesque town of 4,500 with an established forest industry, and a growing mining sector and tourism industry. The surrounding area of Fort St. James Rural is known for its excellent fishing and the annual $10,000 Stuart Lake fishing derby.
Vanderhoof offers visitors and residents and array of community events, attractions, shopping, and dining with a labour force that is largely engaged in manufacturing. The surrounding area of Vanderhoof Rural, the second most populated Electoral Area , is well suited to agriculture and outdoor recreation that is characterized by rolling hills, lakes, and rivers.