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Burns Lake


Kayaking in 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.




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.