Houston Health Centre
Houston Health Centre is a unique facility that supports many services under one roof from Urgent Care and Outpatient services to Public Health, Home and Community Care, ADP Program, Mental Health and Addictions, private physiotherapy clinic, Child and infant development programs, women's health clinic, visiting specialists that include pediatrics and gynecology. The Health Centre provides space for many community groups, such as Club House, a support group learning life skills and moms and tots, a weekly support and social group for new mothers. The health centre prides itself in providing individualized friendly service. The small family-like setting is a great place to work and provides many challenges and learning opportunities due to the variety of experiences available.
Houston, originally known as Pleasant Valley, was established in the early 1900s as a railroad tie-cutting centre for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. The Bulkley and Morice rivers meet at Houston, with legendary steelhead, spring and coho salmon runs that provide much of the recreation. The world’s largest fly rod can be seen at Steelhead Park. The main industries are forestry, tourism and supply and service center. Houston offers affordable housing and natural splendor that support a balanced lifestyle.
Houston offers two golf courses, a pool, a curling and skating rink, cross-country ski trails, a bowling alley, tennis courts, a gun range, rodeo grounds, ball diamonds, rugby/soccer and track, camping, hiking, horseback riding, forest tours, hunting and fishing.
The population is approximately 3,707. Houston has two elementary schools and one secondary school. The fishing is beyond excellent in the extensive system of lakes and rivers that surround Houston, a town that can rightfully claim itself to be the Steelhead Capital of Canada.