The Bridge River Valley from Green Mountain, Michelle Nortje
The Dickson Range from Mowson Pond, Michelle Nortje
Annual Winterfest Celebration at Little Gun Lake, Michelle Nortje
Mud Lake, Victoria Saddleman
The Bridge River Valley from Green Mountain, Michelle Nortje
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Please be advised that planned avalanche control will take place tomorrow Thursday, February 09, 2017 on Highway 99 / Duffy Lake Area between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Please expect delays.

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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 Director
Phone: (604) 898-3464
Cell: (250) 238-2510
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

Apr 22, 2017 to Apr 29, 2017

News

Notices

Public Hearing or Meeting
Feb 17, 2017 - "Did we hear you right?" That's essentially what BC Transit and the Transit Corridor Study Working Group wants to know from you, on March 2-4. The information... Read more
Travel/Road Notices, Weather Notices
Feb 10, 2017 - UPDATE as at 11:00 AM: Highway 99 (Duffey Lake Road) is now RE-OPEN in both directions. Please check www.drivebc.ca for updates.    
Travel/Road Notices, Weather Notices
Feb 9, 2017 -   DriveBC is reporting that Route 40 is currently CLOSED in both directions at km 14.7 between Bralorne and Gold Bridge due to an avalanche. The estimated... Read more
Status Updates:
  • 1:20 p.m. - The road has re-opened.
Feb 9, 2017 - The Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure (MOTI) is currently replacing the Telford Bridge over Connel Creek, located on the Douglas Trail Road (... Read more
Feb 8, 2017 - Please be advised that planned avalanche control will take place tomorrow Thursday, February 09, 2017 on Highway 99 / Duffy Lake Area between 12:00 pm and 3:00... Read more

Past Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Feb 16, 2017 Committee of the Whole Download
Feb 15, 2017 SLRD Board Download
Feb 13, 2017 SLRD Office Closed
Jan 30, 2017 Electoral Area Directors Committee Download
Jan 26, 2017 Committee of the Whole Download

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Dec 15, 2016 RGS Minor Amendment (Growth Management text amendments)
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
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
Community and Regional 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
Gold Bridge Solar PV Renewable Energy Initiative
  • Electoral Area A

Reports

Year Title Area Report
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
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 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
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
2013 Area A Community Asset Inventory_2013 Electoral Area A 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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