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Burns Lake


Burns Lake is surrounded by wilderness and some of BC's largest freshwater lakes where sport fishing is a popular activity for both locals and tourists. Burns Lake has a strong sense of culture and incredible local talents to showcase.

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  • Two local First Nations communities in the district and four in surrounding area
  • New multiplex facility including as climbing wall, gym and squash courts
  • 30+ kilometres of Olympic-quality groomed cross country ski trails
  • Affordable housing, including lakeside properties
  • 4000+ kilometers of lake shoreline


  • 2,500 local residents and serving a surrounding area of approximately 7,000 residents of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.
  • Four elementary schools, one secondary school and a College of New Caledonia campus located within the Lakes District area.
  • Local industries are logging, sawmills and mining

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The Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre serves a population of 10,000 from Burns Lake and surrounding communities. Its emergency department averages 12,000 visits per year.

Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre

The Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre provides:

  • 13 acute care beds
  • 1 isolation room
  • 1 palliative care room
  • 1 labour/delivery/recovery suite
  • Emergency services
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Laboratory
  • Provision for public health, mental health and addictions, and home and community care service, as well as local physician and emergency services
  • Pharmacy
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Administrative offices
  • Food services;
  • Logistical services; and
  • A procedure space will be included that will be large enough to provide future flexibility for the development of operating room space.