Incorporated in 1926, Vanderhoof has a total land area of 54 square km.  Nestled in the beautiful Nechako Valley, Vanderhoof is surrounded by fertile farmlands and kilometers of forests.  The presence of various levels of government agencies such as Canada Employment, Forestry, Agriculture and Conservation play significant roles in the stimulation of the Vanderhoof economy. A regional hospital, health care unit, dental clinics, physiotherapy clinic, financial institutions, seniors housing, numerous service organizations and affordable housing opportunities are available.

The traditional natural resource based economy has diversified slowly, but continues to be forestry, agriculture and tourism based. Solid growth in manufacturing with predominance of international exports from the local businesses and value-added wood products are helping to create a more diverse and yet stable economic climate.
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Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Appointed Representative
Gerry Thiessen

2020 Chair, Gerry Thiessen – Mayor 

Phone: (250) 567-4711
Fax: (250) 567-9169

District of Vanderhoof

Area (square kilometers) 54.83  
160 Connaught Street PO Box 900 Vanderhoof, B.C. V0J 3A0               Phone: (250) 567-4711 
Average House Value 2011 $168,176  
Municipal taxes (annual rate) 2011 $2,583  
Census Population StatsCan 2016 4,439  
Total Private Dwellings 2016 1,831  

RDBN Electoral Area

Local First Nations

Electoral Area F (Vanderhoof Rural)

Saik'uz First Nation