areaAElectoral Area A
(Smithers/Telkwa Rural)

Electoral Area A (Smithers/Telkwa 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.  Forestry, mineral exploration and mining are important economic drivers.  

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Elected Representative

Stoney Stoltenberg Headshot.jpg

Director Stoney Stoltenberg
Phone: (250) 692-3195

37 3rd Avenue
Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0
Phone: (250) 692 - 3195
Toll Free: 1-800-320-3339
Fax: (250) 692-3305


Smithers and Surrounding Area Profile

Electoral Area A (Smithers Rural) Population: 5,587 
*2021 Census Data

Electoral Area A (Smithers/Telkwa Rural) Boundaries

Western Boundary (Hwy 16):

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


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


Local services provided by the RDBN in Electoral Area A (Smithers Rural)

Building Inspection
Building Numbering
Development Services
Economic Development
Electoral Area Planning
Emergency Preparedness and Services
Environmental Services
Weed Control
General Government Services
Rural Government Services

Liquid/Solid Waste Disposal
Smithers Para-Transit
Telkwa Pedestrian Crosswalk
Pump and Haul Sewer Disposal
Recreation and Culture
BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre
Rural Fire Protection
Television Rebroadcasting
Glacier Gulch Water Diversion
Lake Kathlyn Aquatic Weed Harvesting
Feasibility Studies
Planning and Zoning