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Police

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

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.
www.bcwildfire.ca

Medical

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

MAKE A CHANGE

If you have been waiting for a sign to make a change for a better future, then all signs point to Burns Lake!

A small community with big hearts, Burns Lake is a place to make your dreams come true.  Burns Lake boasts a low cost of living, thriving business community, outdoor adventure paradise, cultural diversity and is a friendly, welcoming place to call home.

Come and be one of us in Burns Lake.

BREATHTAKING MOMENTS

CHOOSE LAKES DISTRICT

Many people come to Burns Lake for a visit but stay for the lifestyle.

Living in Burns Lake you have the opportunity to make a difference by weaving yourself into the fabric of the community and getting involved in volunteer organizations. 

It’s a carefree and safe place to raise a family. With hundreds of trails, dozens of lakes, fresh air, friendly people, affordable living and room to grow!

In addition to a thriving business community and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, Burns Lake has a thriving arts & culture scene.

  • The Beacon theatre is one of only 2 community owned movie theatres in Canada, with digital and 3D projection allowing first run movies.
  • The Lakes Artisan Centre is a home grown artist cooperative where you can view and purchase works by local artists.
  • At the Lakes District Museum you can explore the history of Burns Lake and experience all the colourful stories of the village founders.

We celebrate our cultural diversity with a vibrant indigenous landscape, where everyone is  welcome to share in our Northern spirit and ‘can do’ attitude.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY

The Village is renowned for its rich First Nations heritage. There are two First Nations reserves that are part of the town, and another four nearby, making it one of the few communities in the province that have almost equal populations of persons of native or European descent. Local nations include Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation, Lake Babine Nation, Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Cheslatta Band, Skin Tyee Nation and Nee Tahi Buhn Band.

10 TRIP ADVISOR REASONS TO CHOOSE BURNS LAKE