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Electoral Area A, Smithers Rural
Electoral Area B, Burns Lake Rural
Electoral Area C, Fort St James Rural
Electoral Area D, Fraser Lake Rural
Electoral Area E, Francois/Ootsa Rural
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areaCElectoral Area C (Fort St James Rural) is the rural area surrounding the District of Fort St James.  The unincorporated communities within the area are Germansen Landing, Leo Creek, Takla Landing, and Trembleur.
The area is the gateway to a chain of rivers and lakes that traverse 400 kilometres of central British Columbia. The population of the Fort St. James area, including the municipality itself, rural areas and First Nations, is approximately 4,500 people.  There is an established forest industry and a growing mining and tourism sectors.
In 2011 there were 10 major mineral exploration projects taking place in and around the region north of Fort St. James.  Mt. Milligan is a copper and gold mine 90km north of Fort St. James, scheduled to begin operations in 2013.  Mt. Milligan is estimated to have a 22 year life span and is British Columbia's first major mine construction in over a decade.Btn DP Fort

Tom Greenaway
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Elected Representative
Director Tom Greenaway

Phone: (250) 996-8484

Local Services Provided by the RDBN in Electoral Area C (Fort St James Rural)

Building Inspection Liquid/Solid Waste Disposal
Building Numbering Fort St James Library Grant
Development Services Rural Fire Protection
Economic Development Rural Government Services
Electoral Area Planning Weed Control
Emergency Preparedness and Services Fort St James Arena Grant
Grants-in-Aid Pump and Haul Sewer Disposal
General Government Services Television Rebroadcasting
9-1-1 Street Lighting – Colony Point
Feasibility Studies Planning and Zoning

Electoral Area C (Fort St James Rural)


Regional District of Bulkley Nechako

Area (square kilometers) 25,580  

37 3rd Ave / PO Box 820
Burns Lake, BC V0J1E0
Phone: 250-692-3195
Toll Free: 1-800-320-3339
Fax: 250-692-3305

Census Population StatsCan 2016 1415  
Total Private Dwellings 2016 737  

Local Municipalities

Local First Nations

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Tl'azt'en Nation
Nak'azdli Band
Takla Lake First Nation
Yekooche First Nation

Electoral Area C (Fort St James Rural) Boundaries

Southern Boundary (Hwy 27):

  • About 1 km north of Cook Road
  • About 1 km south of Pitka Creek Forest Service Road

AreaC Map

Northern Boundary

  • Runs along the 56 parallel N of Takla Lake