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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Effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, all campfires will be prohibited throughout the entire Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes Electoral Areas A, B and the District of Lillooet. 

 

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

News

Notices

Other Notice
Jul 16, 2014 - Effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, all campfires will be prohibited throughout the entire Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes Electoral Areas A, B and... Read more
Weather Notices
Jul 11, 2014 - Due to recent and predicted weather conditions, wildfire danger within the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is HIGH to EXTREME. Please practice good fire sense... Read more
Other Notice
Jun 27, 2014 - Please be advised that the SLRD would like all residents of the local Water System to exercise good water conservation practices starting June 30th and ending... Read more

Past Meetings

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Jul 31, 2014 Keir - Gun Lake Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Jul 31, 2014 Tyax Real Estate Ltd. Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application

Projects/Initiatives

Name Type Communities
Medical Marihuana Proposed Regulations Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D
Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan Recycling, Composting & Solid Waste
  • All Areas
Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan - Communications Strategy
  • All Areas

Reports

Year Title Area Report
2013 Area A Community Asset Inventory_2013 Electoral Area A Download
2013 SLRD Fire Services Review_2013 Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D Download
2013 Regional Composting Feasibility Study_July 2013 All Areas Download
2013 SLRD Integrated Sustainability Plan All Areas Download
2012 SLRD Investment-Ready Community Profile - 2012 All Areas Download
2012 Economic Development Assessment, Strategy & Action Plan for the Northern SLRD District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B Download
2010 Phase 1 Final Report - Governance & Boundaries Project All Areas Download
2010 Phase 2 Reports - Governance & Boundaries Project All Areas Download
2007 SLRD Solid Waste Management Plan Update_2007 All Areas Download

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 25, 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Dec 8, 2014 Electoral Area Directors Committee
Nov 24, 2014 SLRD Board
Nov 12, 2014 Electoral Area Directors Committee
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