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Welcome to Burns Lake

Burns Lake is located in the heart of northern British Columbia, about 222 km west of Prince George on Highway 16. The village has a diverse population of 3,614 residents and serves a surrounding area of approximately 10,000 residents of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. With two of the six local First Nations communities located within municipal boundaries, Burns Lake has a strong sense of culture and incredible local talents to showcase.

If you are looking for a friendly community with endless recreation, business, and tourism opportunities look no further than the Village of Burns Lake!
Surrounded by nature, there are numerous options for all recreational enthusiasts who call Burns Lake and area home, or make it their summer and winter vacation destination. Spirit Square is a community waterfront park complete with recreation and meeting areas for both residents and visitors. Spirit Square also offers use of FREE fitness stations, public docks, and a boat launch. A wide variety of hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking areas, and an abundance of lakes to fish or boat on are right outside your door. Burns Lake is also fortunate to have world class mountain bike trails, with more than 30km of downhill trails and 50km of cross-country trails, just 5 minutes from the Village centre. In fact, we have the first trails in Canada to be recognized by IMBA as a bronze level ride centre! Learn more here.

During the winter, Olympic quality cross-country skiing trails and facilities draw in competitors and recreational skiers from across the province. Snowshoe enthusiasts can follow in their tracks too. Additionally, Burns Lake is a snowmobiler’s paradise, with vast wilderness trails near town.

Living amidst nature does not preclude us from full access to healthcare facilities, schools, and post secondary education. Our local airport is a top notch destination for the recreational pilot.

Come and see what Burns Lake has to offer!

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