Receive EMERGENCY and/or COMMUNITY NOTICES from the Village of Burns Lake

CLICK the Bulkley-Nechako icon below for email, text or landline notifications:

or download the Voyent Alert App from Google Play or Apple App

This FREE and ANONYMOUS service is provided by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and the Village of Burns Lake through Voyent Alert.  Voyent Alert is a Canadian company that provides this service to communities across Canada.

You can receive notifications on your cell phone via an app or text message, by email or by landline.  You decide which types of notifications you want to receive, for example, you could receive Emergency Messages only, or you may also want to be notified of water or sewer disruptions.

If you don’t have access to the internet and would like to register, please call the Village of Burns Lake office.  We will need your street address and the method you want to use to receive the notifications.  Call 250-692-7587 between 8 am and 4 pm on week days for assistance.


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 Welcome to Burns Lake!

Burns Lake is located in the heart of Northern British Columbia,  220 kilometres west of Prince George, on Highway 16. The Village has a diverse population of  2,300 and serves the surrounding area of 7,000. With two of the six local First Nations communities located within Municipal boundaries, Burns Lake has a strong sense of culture and incredible local talent 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 forest and lakes, 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 has 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 30 km of downhill trails and 50 km of cross-country trails, just 5 minutes from the Village centre. In fact, Burns Lake has 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 riders paradise, with vast wilderness trails near town.

Living amidst nature does not preclude us from full access to healthcare facilities, sports and recreation facilities, schools, and post-secondary education. Burns Lake has a brand new Hospital, a new Multiplex facility including a climbing wall, gym and squash courts and our local airport is a top-notch destination for the recreational pilot.

Considering a move? Take a look: Live and Work Burns Lake and the Lakes District

Lakeside Multiplex

Phone: (250) 692-3817

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