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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are responsible for law enforcement in the Municipality.
Phone: 250 692‑7171
Address: 147 Hwy 35
Mailing Address: PO Box 759 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0


Fire Chief: 250 692‑7587
In case of a wildfire contact the Ministry of Forests, Protection Branch
Call toll free 1 800 663‑5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks.


Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre 250 692‑2400
Burns Lake Medical Clinic 250 692‑3111


Village of Burns Lake staff have been working with suppliers and installers to ensure a return to regular arena and curling rink seasons as soon as possible. As a means of keeping the public informed of relevant progress, please see the updates below:

  • On September 12th, Mayor & Council approved staff to move forward with an option to replace the failed chiller with a new, upgraded plate-and-frame style chiller.
    • This option is optimal for several reasons:
      • Reduced timeframe for production (when compared to a “like-for like” replacement)
      • Increased serviceability
      • Significantly longer expected lifespan.
      • It replaces one unit with 2 smaller units; this provides redundancy in the system so that future service issues can be attended to without loss of arena functionality.
    • Contractors are expected on site in Mid-November to begin the work of removing the old chiller and preparing for the new one.
    • The new chiller is expected to arrive in early December, and installation will begin.
      • Installation is expected to take 2-3 weeks.
    • Once the plant is commissioned and started up, the process of ice building will begin.
    • The target for the arena ice to be ready for public use is early in January.
    • Curling ice is projected to be ready for use by the end of January.


In the meantime, the arena will continue to be available for dry-floor bookings up until December 15, 2023.