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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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areaBElectoral Area B (Burns Lake Rural) is the rural area surrounding the Village of Burns Lake.  The unincorporated communities within the area are Decker Lake, Donalds Landing, Palling, Rose Lake, Sheraton, and Tintagel.

The area offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational activities.  World class mountain biking trails, olympic quality cross country ski trails, and 4828 km of shore line on some of the most beautiful lakes in the world to name a few.

The RDBN Board of Directors has recently formed the RDBN Agricultural Committee in order to work on Agriculture opportunities throughout the region.  Agriculture is one of the key sectors in a sustainable economy and provides food security for our region.

The Regional Districts of Bulkley-Nechako, Kitimat-Stikine and Skeena-Queen Charlotte, along with their member Municipalities, formed the Northwest Resource Benefits Alliance and are working towards negotiations with the Province on a Revenue Share Agreement that would mitigate impacts to our local tax base from new resource projects in Northwest B.C.  Stay tuned for updates in 2016!

Mineral exploration as well as advancement in the bio-energy sector has assisted the economy in Area B in providing a sustainable future.Btn DP Burns

Michael Riis Christianson
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Elected Representative
Director Michael Riis-Christianson

Phone: (250) 692-0822
Fax: 692-3277
Email: michael.riischristianson@rdbn.bc.ca

Local Services Provided by the RDBN in Electoral Area B (Burns Lake Rural)
Building Inspection Liquid/Solid Waste Disposal
Building Numbering Museum
Development Services Rural Fire Protection
Economic Development Rural Government Services
Electoral Area Planning Weed Control
Emergency Preparedness and Services Burns Lake Arena
Grants-in-Aid Baker Airport
Lakes District Emergency Services Street Lighting- Gerow Island and Decker Lake
Library Television Rebroadcasting
9-1-1 General Government Services
Feasibility Studies Planning and Zoning

Electoral Area B (Burns Lake 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 Burns

Wet'suwet'en First Nation
Ts'il Kaz Koh (Burns Lake Band)
Lake Babine Nation

Electoral Area B (Burns Lake Rural) Boundaries

Western Boundary (Hwy 16):

  • Almost  3.8 km east of Topley
  • Just west of Montgomery Road

AreaB Map

Eastern Boundary (Hwy 16):

  • Near the top of Priestly Hill
  • At the junction of the Tercer Forest Service Road

Southern Boundary (Hwy 35):

  • Near the top of Hopper's Hill
  • About 1 km south of Gilgan Road
  • About 1 km north of Bald Hill Road