Incorporated in 1923, Burns Lake is in the heart of the Lakes District, located on Highway 16.  The village's population is 2,029 and it serves as the supply centre for approximately 8,000 people in neighbouring rural communities. The town's two malls and dozens of small retail stores sell everything from local artwork to hardware, sporting goods, and groceries. The economy is primarily resource dependant and has remained stable over the last several years. Manufacturing has continued to grow and opportunities exist in the bio-energy sector due to beetle kill wood. In January 2012 the Village's main employer, Babine Forest Products, was lost to an explosion and fire.  The village has been working with the Province of British Columbia and the RDBN to recover from the loss of this major employer.

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  Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Appointed Representative
  Mayor Dolores Funk Burns Lake 
Director Dolores Funk - Mayor

Phone: (250) 692-7587
Fax: (250) 692-3059
Email: mayor@burnslake.ca

Village of Burns Lake

Area (square kilometers) 6.59  

15 3rd Ave
P.O Box 570
Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0
Phone: (250) 692-7587
Fax: (250) 692-3059
Email: village@burnslake.ca
Website: Village of Burns Lake

Average House Value 2011 $120,043  
Municipal taxes (annual rate) 2011 $2,500  
Census Population StatsCan 2016 1,779  
Total Private Dwellings 2016 748  

RDBN Electoral Area

Local First Nations

Electoral Area B (Burns Lake Rural)
Electoral Area E (Francois/Ootsa Lake)

Wet'suwet'en First Nation
Lake Babine Nation
Ts'il Kaz Koh(Burns Lake Band)