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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
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4Industry Sectors
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Bulkley-Nechako Directory
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8RDBN Business Events
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2012 RDBN Business Forum – Smithers
2011 RDBN Business Forum –Vanderhoof
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4Start-Up Business Contest
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4Economic Development Projects
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Incorporated in 1926, Vanderhoof has a total land area of 54 square km.  Nestled in the beautiful Nechako Valley, Vanderhoof is surrounded by fertile farmlands and kilometers of forests.  The presence of various levels of government agencies such as Canada Employment, Forestry, Agriculture and Conservation play significant roles in the stimulation of the Vanderhoof economy. A regional hospital, health care unit, dental clinics, physiotherapy clinic, financial institutions, seniors housing, numerous service organizations and affordable housing opportunities are available.

The traditional natural resource based economy has diversified slowly, but continues to be forestry, agriculture and tourism based. Solid growth in manufacturing with predominance of international exports from the local businesses and value-added wood products are helping to create a more diverse and yet stable economic climate.
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Gerry Thiessen
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Appointed Representative
2019 RDBN Chair
Director Gerry Thiessen – Mayor

Phone: (250) 567-4711
Fax: (250) 567-9169
Email: mayor@district.vanderhoof.ca

District of Vanderhoof

Area (square kilometers) 54.83  
160 Connaught Street PO Box 900 Vanderhoof, B.C. V0J 3A0               Phone: (250) 567-4711 
Average House Value 2011 $168,176  
Municipal taxes (annual rate) 2011 $2,583  
Census Population StatsCan 2016 4,439  
Total Private Dwellings 2016 1,831  

RDBN Electoral Area

Local First Nations

Electoral Area F (Vanderhoof Rural)

Saik'uz First Nation