2020 Burns Lake and Lakes District Tourism Plan Survey

The Village of Burns Lake has recognized the importance of tourism not only as a current economic driver, but also as a sustainable mechanism for future growth and diversification, as well as a potential tool in recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of the Tourism Plan development process, the Village of Burns Lake is conducting a comprehensive survey of all tourism stakeholders in Burns Lake and Bulkley-Nechako Areas B & E. This survey is intended to understand the perspective of all stakeholders (residents, businesses, and partner organizations) about tourism and the visitor economy.

Please be assured that all responses will be kept anonymous, as we look forward to your honest and unfiltered perspective. The information gathered will be used towards development of a 3-year Tourism Plan.

Click here to take the survey:

Tourism Plan Stakeholder Survey


Important links for accurate and current COVID 19 information for the Province of BC

COVID-19 Provincial Supports May 1

BC Centre for Disease Control

Province of BC News Releases

Provincial supports April 24 2020

     Overview from the Province of BC March 26 2020

Provincial Support and Information

HealthLink BC

Northern Health:

     Letter to Burns Lake and Area Residents from our Healthcare Providers

Government of Canada

World Health Organization


Village of Burns Lake Media Releases regarding the COVID 19 Event

Click here: Media Release EOC Activation March 27

Message from the Mayor: Media Release March 26 2020

Click here: Media Release March 19

Click here: Office Closure March 18

Media Contact: Mayor Dolores Funk – email: mayor@burnslake.ca or call 250-692-9932

Public Inquiries: CAO Sheryl Worthing – email: sworthing@burnslake.ca or call 250-692-7587


Under 55 Housing Needs Assessment Survey.

Click here:  Under 55 Housing Study

Health Canada Lead in Drinking Water Revision

Revisions to Drinking Water by Health Canada

Drinking Water – what about lead – Health Canada document

Lead in drinking water – technical report from Health Cana


BC Transit Bus Schedules – click on the following link:


 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 who are 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 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.

Come and see all that Burns Lake has to offer for yourself, you will not be disappointed!

Lakeside Multiplex

Phone: (250) 692-3817

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