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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


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Village of Burns Lake

Village Heights Master Plan

The Village of Burns Lake has contracted TRUE Consulting with the support of Plan North Consulting to facilitate in the development of a community master plan for the Village Heights area. The project will involve land use and infrastructure planning along with a stakeholder and public engagement process.


  • Provide Council, Village staff, and residents with a ‘road map’ to help guide how the plan area will and can be developed over time
  • Provide a plan for adequate infrastructure to ensure appropriate levels of service to neighbouring development as well as future residents and businesses
  • Provide direction in terms of future transportation connectivity
  • Provide direction to Village staff when evaluating future planning applications
  • Will serve as a marketing tool that can be posted on the Village website and shared with prospective developers, home builders and realtors

Village Heights Master Plan Area

Project Engagement

An important component in developing a master plan is community and stakeholder consultation. Community engagement strives to inform, consult, involve, and collaborate with community members throughout the planning process.  In addition to regular internal meetings with Village staff and Council, the following engagement opportunities will be conducted as part of preparing the master plan:

  • Public Information Meeting (September 21, 2021)
    The public is invited to a public information meeting at the outset of the project.  The meeting will share information pertaining to the subject lands
  • Public Open House (December 2021)
    A public open house will be held in December (date to be confirmed) to present the draft community master plan for review and feedback.
  • Online Survey (September – December 2021)
    Two online surveys will be available for residents to offer input on key topic areas.
  • Advisory Working Group (ongoing)
    An Advisory Working Group (AWG) will be formed to provide advice, insight, and feedback to both the Project Team and Village Council throughout the length of the project.

    The AWG will meet monthly to discuss components of the master plan, which may include, but not be limited to land use, phasing, open space, servicing, and transportation.

Our Process

The project will include the following four key components:

Community and Stakeholder Consultation
  • Collect information and feedback from Village staff and Council
  • Consult key stakeholders (eg. MoTi, Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation, Lake Babine Nation, RDBN, developers, local community groups)
  • Public information meeting
  • Public open house
  • Online surveys
Infrastructure Servicing
  • Review existing infrastructure and servicing capacity
  • Develop infrastructure servicing concepts
  • Consider development phasing
  • Develop costs estimates for servicing the plan area
  • Review existing road network (classifications, capacity, network connections)
  • Consult key stakeholders (eg. MoTi, Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation, Lake Babine Nation, RDBN, developers, local community groups)
  • Discussions with MoTi regarding future intersection requirements (Hwy. 16)
  • Develop of roadway classifications, cross sections, and key connections
Master Plan Design
  • Prepare concept plans for consideration
  • Prepare land use plan and phasing plan
  • Prepare draft community master plan

Related documents

Burns Lake Active Transportation Plan
Burns Lake and Area 55+ Housing Needs Assessment
Burns Lake Housing Needs Report
Village of Burns Lake OCP
Zoning Bylaw

Master Plan Events

tue21sep5:00 pm8:00 pmVillage Height Master Plan – community engagementProvide your opinion on the development of the Village Heights property5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Heritage Centre

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