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53Economic Development
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4Assistance For Business
Resources - Business
Business Financing
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5Assistance for Non-profit Societies
1Grant Writing Assistance
Request for Assistance Form
3Find a Grant
Local Government Grants
Not for Profit - Community Group Grants
Other Grant Links
1Resources - Non-Profit
GST-HST for non profit organizations
27Regional Information
15Regional Profile
7Electoral Area Information
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
Electoral Area F, Vanderhoof Rural
Electoral Area G, Houston Rural
8Municipality Information
Burns Lake
Fraser Lake
Fort St James
Census Data
Tax Rates
Labour Statistics
4Industry Sectors
Industrial Land Inventories
Bulkley-Nechako Directory
Community Initiatives
8RDBN Business Events
4RDBN Business Forum
2014 RDBN Business Forum – Fort St James
2012 RDBN Business Forum – Smithers
2011 RDBN Business Forum –Vanderhoof
2010 RDBN Business Forum – Burns Lake
4Start-Up Business Contest
2017 RDBN Start-up Business Contest
2013 RDBN Start-up Business Contest
2012 Start-Up Business Contest
2011 Start-Up Business Contest
4Economic Development Projects
RDBN Image Bank
Regional Skills Gap Analysis
Regional Photo Contest
Action Plan
Economic Development Contacts


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

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
Website: Village of Burns Lake
Invest Northwest Profile

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)