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Affordable Living in Northern BC

Come and enjoy an exciting lifestyle and professional work environment in beautiful Northern British Columbia! Housing prices are among the most affordable in the province... providing more disposable income for you and your family.

  • In Prince George, the average house price is $230,000
  • In Prince George, the average rental rate is $850/month for 900 square feet
  • For housing prices in specific areas of Northern Health, please call 1-877-905-1155
  Vancouver
(Lower mainland)
Northern BC Calgary Edmonton
Average House Price $755,000.00 $196,300     $453,630.00 $365,735.00
Down Payment (5%) $37,750.00 $9,815.00 $22,681.00 $18,286.00

Total Monthly Payment 5 year mortgage at 2.99% (25 year amortization)

$3,390.67 $881.58 $2,037.23 $1,181.83

Property Taxes

$5,400.00 annual     $450.00 monthly

$2,320.00 annual    $193.00 monthly

$2,284.00 annual     $190.00 monthly

$2,366.00 annual        $197.00 monthly


It's not how much you make, but how much you save that determines your financial success!

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Enjoy the Great Lifestyle in Northern BC

The Northern BC region is benefiting from a major economic boom. This means you and your family can tap into better work and learning opportunities. Just a few of the projects on the go in Northern BC include new pipeline projects through the region, the development of a state-of-the-art container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert, and on-going expansion at the University of Northern British Columbia's Prince George campus.

What's life like in Northern BC?
It's what you choose to make of it!

Northern British Columbia features spectacular lifestyle options in all of our family-oriented communities. Whether you want a casual walkabout beginning in your own backyard, sporting opportunities to challenge the best of athletes, or cultural activities in one of our many diverse communities, Northern British Columbia offers something for everyone.

Our communities offer a wide range of amenities. Although we have some larger communities, Northern BC is generally free of the strains of urban life. You can forget about traffic jams: we don't have them. Housing is affordable. You can get to know your neighbours.

All of our communities are within easy reach of some of the most spectacular natural beauty that British Columbia has to offer. Climb a mountain (we have plenty of them). Go kayaking on one of our lakes or rivers... or on the Pacific Ocean. Jump on your mountain bike and explore the back-country. Take your kids for a walk in the park. Join a recreation hockey league. Or go fishing.

Our health facilities are the perfect environment for newly-minted health professionals or veteran care providers looking for rewarding leadership opportunities. Learn new skills or help mentor bright young minds. We are increasing our partnerships with educational institutions as part of broader efforts to train more health professionals here in Northern British Columbia.