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.
- 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.
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
- Provision for public health, mental health and addictions, and home and community care service, as well as local physician and emergency services
- 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.