Lakes District Hospital & Health Centre
The Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre was built in 1962, servicing an area population base of 2,700 in Burns Lake, as well as an additional 8,000 people living in adjacent, unincorporated communities. There is an average of 12,000 ER visits per year, housing 15-16 (over census) beds, with minimum staffing levels occurring after 11pm. There are three health care staff on duty. Other facilities include The Pines (Long Term Care).
Burns Lake Community
The village is located at the heart of the Lakes District, in the centre of the province, an area boasting 4,828 km/3,000 mi of lake shoreline. It's surrounded by nature, including some of BC's largest freshwater lakes, such as Babine Lake North of town. With its myriad of lakes and a half-dozen species of sport fish, the area offers anglers a multitude of choices and opportunities that are nearly endless. Burns Lake offers affordable housing and natural splendour that supports a balanced lifestyle.
Burns Lake is a small community with much to offer in the way of beautiful scenery and choice of summer and winter outdoor activities. All the regular amenities such as grocery, retail and hardware stores are available as well as a hospital, library with internet, laundromat, community college campus and several sports facilities such as an arena, golf course, curling rink, and bowling lanes.
Burns Lake is also the Northern gateway to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, the largest park in the province. Much of this rugged, remote wilderness area can be explored by horseback, canoe or by foot.