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Office Forms & Applications

Building Permit Application
Business License Application
Council Delegation Application
Demolition Permit
Development Permit Application
Development Variance Permit Application
Development Variance Permit Application Guide
Dog licence application
Liquor and Cannabis Licence Application
OCP Amendment Application
Rezoning Application- Form
Sign Permit Application
Temporary Use Application
Village of Burns Lake- Municipal Resident Guide FoodCycler
Water and Sewer Connection Application

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Emergency Contacts

Police, Fire, Medical




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

Economic Development

The Village of Burns Lake’s Economic Development department works with local and regional partners to diversify, strengthen and support the local economy. The economic and community development projects that are implemented are key factors in the excellent quality of life experienced in the Lakes District.

Economic Development Strategy

The Lakes District Economic Diversification and Community Development Plan was adopted by Council in 2019. The plan will guide economic development resources over the next few weeks. A focus of the plan is to attract residents, entrepreneurs and business owners to the area.

The first project completed from the Action List was the construction of an Off-lease Dog Park. Community volunteers spearheaded this project and with funding from several organizations the park was completed in 2019. The park is perfectly located and is attracting traveller’s to stop in Burns Lake to give their pets a run and many are deciding to stay just down the street in the FREE municipal campground.

With tourism playing an increasing important economic role for the area. The department will focus on tourism supports in the coming year as the department is moving to the Visitor Information Centre located near the Lakes District Museum.

Economic Development Plans

Burns Lake Active Transportation Plan
Burns Lake and Area 55+ Housing Needs Assessment
Burns Lake Export Marketing Plan
Burns Lake Housing Needs Report
Burns Lake Sign Strategy Report
Burns Lake Traffic Control Review
Village of Burns Lake Export Marketing Plan 2022

Tourism Development

2021-2023 Tourism Plan
Social and Economic Benefits of the Burns Lake Trails

Economic Development News

Community Profile

This informative document provides useful data about Burns Lake and the sorrunding community.

Burns Lake and Area Economic Profile