The Bridge River Valley Community Association building, by Marc Sole
Highway 40 and Carpenter Lake, by Marc Sole
Gold Bridge intersection, by Marc Sole
Bridge Lake and Glacier, by Michelle Nortje
The Bridge River Valley Community Association building, by Marc Sole

Electoral Area A

Electoral Area D

Representatives

Debbie Demare
Debbie Demare
Director
Phone: (250) 238-2248
Cell: (250) 398-0815
Patrick Dahle
Alternate Director
Phone: (250) 238-2234
Cell: (604) 834-9954
Outside Agency/Other Appointments
  • Gold Trails Highway Safety Committee
  • Lillooet Community Partners Resource Committee
  • Lytton to Clinton to Lillooet Regional Economic Collaborative Steering Committee
  • Municipal Insurance Assocation
    Northern Development Initiative Trust – Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lillooet Regional Advisory Committee
  • Southern Interior Local Government Association
  • Thompson Regional Hospital District 

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Upper Bridge River Valley

Population: 224 (2011 Canada Census)
Size: 3,715.03 square kilometers
Folio Count: 1,971
Taxable Property Assessment Total: $189,422,519
Average Taxable Property: $243,161

The Upper Bridge River Valley is a friendly “community of communities” with a small town feel and a distinct identity anchored in its mountain surroundings and its mining past. It is the home to long-time residents with mining roots, young families new to the area, and both new and established part-time residents.

Nestled on the eastern edge of the Coast Mountains, its landscape is characterized by broad valleys and ridges, numerous lakes and rivers, sub alpine and alpine meadows and mountain peaks, making it the perfect place for wilderness recreation. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the area year-round to enjoy a wide range of activities. Summer adventures include mountain biking, hiking, camping, horseback riding, boating, fishing and hunting. In the winter, the area offers unparalleled opportunities for snowmobiling, ski and snowboarding touring, heli-skiing and boarding, snowshoeing and ice fishing.

The Upper Bridge River Valley is found within the traditional territory of the St’at’imc Nation; several St'at'imc communities frequently use the Upper Bridge River Valley, which has supported the hunting, gathering and cultural traditions of these communities for thousands of years. In the 1850s settlers arrived in the region in search of gold. The trend continued until the 1930s when the Bralorne Mine was the largest gold-producing mine in Canada. It is estimated that in the 1930s and 40s there were as many as 5,000 people living in the area.

The economy is supported mainly by tourism, mining, forestry, and some agriculture. The area is also the site of the Bridge River Hydroelectric system; the third largest of BC Hydro’s generating facilities.

Electoral Area A is the northwestern-most area in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.  It is bounded by Cariboo Regional District to the north and west, Electoral Area B to the east, and Electoral Area C to the south. 

For more information about Electoral Area A, download the Community Asset Inventory or contact the Bridge River Valley Community Association.

Bylaws

Communities

  • Bralorne
  • Gold Bridge
  • Gun Lake
  • Tyaughton Lake
  • Gun Creek Road
  • Marshall Lake

First Nations Communities

  • Tsalalh
  • Xwisten

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events posted.

News

Notices

Emergency Notice
Aug 17, 2017 - Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Fraser Canyon, including Lillooet and SLRD Areas A and B. Windy and unsettled weather, including... Read more
Travel/Road Notices
Aug 16, 2017 - For safety reasons, Pemberton Meadows Road will be closed to most vehicle traffic between 10am - 3pm this Sunday, August 20, for the annual Slow Food Cycle... Read more
Emergency Notice, Weather Notices
Aug 15, 2017 - Note from the SLRD: The Air Quality Statement below was issued by Environment Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Environment, and is due to smoke from the wildfires... Read more
Other Notice
Aug 11, 2017 - The Province of B.C. has issued a statement regarding the use of face masks for protection against wildfire smoke. Interior Health (IH) recommends the best... Read more
Emergency Notice
Aug 11, 2017 - The SLRD is reminding residents and visitors to remain vigilant this weekend, as the fire risk remains extreme, and the light showers in the forecast this... Read more

Past Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Aug 7, 2017 SLRD Office Closed
Jul 26, 2017 SLRD Board Download
Jul 12, 2017 Electoral Area Directors Committee Download
Jul 3, 2017 SLRD Office Closed
Jun 29, 2017 Committee of the Whole

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Aug 18, 2017 RGS Amendment (Growth Management text amendments)
Aug 1, 2017 Zoning Amendment Application - Mt Penrose Communications Tower Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
May 3, 2016 Tyax Real Estate Ltd. Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Mar 3, 2016 Tyax Real Estate Rezoning Application (Chalet 5) Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Dec 11, 2014 Keir - Gun Lake Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application

Projects/Initiatives

Name Type Communities
Administrative Building Renovation and Alternative Approval Process Governance & Administration
  • All Areas
ALR Regulation changes - Agritourism & Non-Farm Use Commercial Events Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D
Bralorne Sewer Upgrade Water & Sewer
  • Electoral Area A
Commercial Livestock Relocation Guide Emergency Management
  • All Areas
Community and Regional Economic Development - Northern SLRD Economic Development
  • District of Lillooet
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B

Reports

Year Title Area Report
2017 Commercial Livestock Relocation Guide Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D Download
2016 Northern SLRD - Proposed Touring Routes: Market Assessment District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B Download
2016 CREATE Forum Summary Report District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B Download
2016 SLRD Emergency Program - 2016 Annual Report Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D Download
2016 DRAFT SLRD Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan All Areas Download
2015 Draft Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan - Stage 2 Report for Consultation All Areas Download
2015 Bralorne Community Sewer System Assessment Study Update - April 2015 Electoral Area A Download
2014 Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan - Strategic Communications Plan All Areas Download
2014 Community Economic Development Projects Report District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B Download
2014 Northern SLRD Economic Development Governance Model Feasibility Study District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B Download

Pages

Local Services

  • Bralorne Fire Protection
  • Bralorne Museum
  • Bralorne Sewer
  • Bralorne Street Lighting
  • Bralorne Television
  • Bralorne Water
  • Bridge River Valley Cemetery
  • Bridge River Valley Economic Development
  • Bridge River Television
  • Gold Bridge Community Complex
  • Gold Bridge Library
  • Gold Bridge Street Lighting
  • Gold Bridge Waste Transfer Station
  • Gold Bridge Water
  • Gun Lake Fire Protection
  • Heritage – Haylmore Property

Sub-Regional Services

  • Lillooet Area Rescue Service
  • 9-1-1 Services (Interior)
  • Lillooet Area Refuse (Landfill)

Regional Services

  • Building Inspection (Electoral Areas only)
  • Civic Addressing (Electoral Areas only)
  • Elections (Electoral Areas only)
  • Electoral Areas Community Parks (Electoral Areas only)
  • Emergency Planning (Electoral Areas only)
  • General Government Services
  • Land Planning & Zoning
  • Regional Transit Planning
  • Treaty Advisory Committee
  • Waste Management Planning

Recycling, Composting & Solid Waste Facilities

  • Gold Bridge Transfer Station
  • Lillooet Solid Waste Management Facility

Upcoming Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Dec 26, 2017 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 25, 2017 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 14, 2017 Committee of the Whole
Dec 13, 2017 SLRD Board
Nov 29, 2017 Electoral Area Directors Committee
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