wildflowers in South Chilcotin Mountains Park, SLRD Area A
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Bridge River Valley Scenic
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Bridge River Valley Scenic
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wildflowers in South Chilcotin Mountains Park, SLRD Area A
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Electoral Area A

Electoral Area D

Representatives

Debbie Demare
Debbie Demare
Director
Phone: (250) 238-2248
Cell: (250) 398-0815
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Norm Verner
Alternate
Phone: (604) 898-3464
Cell: (250) 238-2510
Outside Agency/Other Appointments
  • Gold Trails Highway Safety Committee
  • Lillooet Community Partners Resource Committee
  • Northern Development Initiative Trust – Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lillooet Regional Advisory Committee
  • Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition
  • 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 Upper St’at’imc Nation. Both the Xwisten and the Tsalalh 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

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News

Notices

Other Notice
Dec 17, 2014 - The Regional District Update provides a snapshot of the recent decisions and actions taken by the SLRD Board and its Committees. December Regional District... Read more
Emergency Notice
Dec 16, 2014 - Flooding throughout the SLRD, especially in Electoral Areas C and D, from December 8-12, 2014, may have caused property and content damages. As a result of the... Read more
Other Notice
Dec 1, 2014 - SLRD Office Date Hours of Operation Wednesday, December 24, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday, December... Read more
Other Notice
Nov 15, 2014 - Electoral Area A Debbie Demare - Elected by acclamation Electoral Area B   Mickey Macri Ron Rooke Eckhard Zeidler... Read more
Other Notice
Oct 31, 2014 - The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District launched a new website on July 14, 2014. Since that time we have learned that some web users are not able to view or... Read more

Past Meetings

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Dec 11, 2014 Keir - Gun Lake Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Aug 20, 2014 Tyax Real Estate Ltd. Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application

Projects/Initiatives

Name Type Communities
Alternative Approval Process - New SLRD Office Space Governance & Administration
  • All Areas
Bralorne Sewer Upgrade Water & Sewer
  • Electoral Area A
Community economic development - Northern SLRD Economic Development
  • District of Lillooet
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
Fire Services Review Public Safety & Health
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D
Medical Marihuana Proposed Regulations Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D

Reports

Year Title Area Report
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 Bralorne Community Church - Inventory and Conservation of Photographs, Documents and Historic Items (Phase I and II) Electoral Area A Download
2014 Halymore Heritage Property - Statement of Significance Report Electoral Area A Download
2013 Regional Composting Feasibility Study_July 2013 All Areas Download
2013 SLRD Integrated Sustainability Plan All Areas Download
2013 Area A Community Asset Inventory_2013 Electoral Area A Download
2013 Fire Services Review Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D Download
2012 Economic Development Assessment, Strategy & Action Plan for the Northern SLRD District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B Download
2012 SLRD Investment-Ready Community Profile - 2012 All Areas 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
Jan 29, 2015 Committee of the Whole
Jan 28, 2015 SLRD Board
Jan 14, 2015 Electoral Area Directors Committee
Jan 2, 2015 SLRD Office Closed
Jan 1, 2015 SLRD Office Closed
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