areaG Electoral Area G
(Houston/Granisle Rural)

Electoral Area G (Houston/Granisle Rural) is the rural area surrounding the District of Houston and the Village of Granisle. The unincorporated communities within the area are Fort Babine, Kuldo, Smithers Landing, Topley, and Topley Landing. The area offers natural landscapes of lakes and rivers, as well as scenic drives that allow travellers and residents to take in the wilderness of central BC. The rural area has a population of approximately 1,000 people.  


Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Elected Representative

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Director:  Chris Newell
Phone:  (250) 845-3564

37 3rd Avenue
Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0
Phone: (250) 692-3195
Toll Free: 1-800-320-3339
Fax: (250) 692-3305

Local First Nations

Lake Babine Nation

Houston and Surrounding Area Profile

Electoral Area G (Houston Rural) Population: 836
*2021 Census Data

Electoral Area G (Houston/Gransile Rural) Boundaries

Western Boundary (Hwy 16):
  • Top of Hungry Hill
    About 0.5 km west of Summit Lake Road
    Just over 2 km east of Hungry Hill Way
Western Boundary (Walcott-Quick Road/Morice Telkwa Forest Service Road):
  • About 1.6 km east of Walcott Station Road
Eastern Boundary (Hwy 16):
  • About 3.8 km east of Topley
    Just west of Montgomery Road
Southern Boundary (Morice-Owen Forest Service Road):
  • At the end of Owen Lake
    About 5.5 km north of Owen Lake Road



Local services provided by the RDBN in Electoral Area G (Houston Rural)

Building Inspection
Building Numbering
Development Services
Economic Development
Electoral Area Planning
Emergency Preparedness
Environmental Services
Weed Control
Feasibility Studies
Liquid/Solid Waste Disposal
Rural Government Services
Recreation and Culture
Emergency Services
Television Rebroadcasting
Topley Cemetery
Topley Emergency Response
Rural Fire Protection
General Government Services
Planning and Zoning