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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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areaAElectoral Area A (Smithers Rural) is the rural area surrounding the Town of Smithers and the Village of Telkwa.  The unincorporated communities within the area are Evelyn and Quick. 
The area offers residents and visitors a unique mix of open green spaces, mature forestlands and scenic vistas.

Expansive farm land exists throughout the rolling hills north and east of Smithers, as well as south to Telkwa. The area is renowned for its world-class steelhead fishing and there are several fishing lodges located on nearby rivers.  Mineral exploration and mining are important economic drivers.  The forestry sector continues to be the major industry with Pacific Inland Resources and Northern Engineered Wood Products being the major employers.Btn DP Smithers Btn DP Telkwa

Mark Fisher
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Elected Representative
Director Mark Fisher

Phone: (250) 846-9045
Email: mark.fisher@rdbn.bc.ca

Local Services Provided by the RDBN in Electoral Area A  (Smithers Rural)
Building Inspection Liquid/Solid Waste Disposal
Building Numbering Museum
Development Services Smithers Para-Transit
Economic Development Telkwa Pedestrian Crosswalk
Electoral Area Planning Pump and Haul Sewer Disposal
Emergency Preparedness and Services Recreation and Culture
Grants-in-Aid BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre
Environmental Services Rural Fire Protection
Library Television Rebroadcasting
Weed Control Glacier Gulch Water Diversion
General Government Services Lake Kathlyn Aquatic Weed Harvesting
9-1-1 Feasibility Studies
Rural Government Services Planning and Zoning

Electoral Area A  (Smithers Rural)


Regional District of Bulkley Nechako

Area (square kilometers)



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



Total Private Dwellings 2016



Local Municipalities

Local First Nations

Btn TelkwaBtn Smithers

Wet'suwet'en First Nation

Electoral Area A (Smithers Rural) Boundaries

Western Boundary (Hwy 16):

  • Almost 2 km east of Telkwa High Road junction
  • Almost 2 km west of River Road junction

AreaA Map

Eastern 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

Eastern Boundary (Walcott-Quick Road/Morice
Telkwa Forest Service Road):

  • About 1.6 km east of Walcott Station Road