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.

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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

Other Notice
Mar 23, 2017 - Yesterday, (Wednesday, March 22, 2017,) the provincial government announced road improvements to Road 40: A series of resurfacing improvements on Road 40 and in... Read more
Other Notice
Mar 23, 2017 - Yesterday, (Wednesday, March 22, 2017,) the provincial government announced road improvements to Road 40: A series of resurfacing improvements on Road 40 and in... Read more
Travel/Road Notices, Other Notice
Mar 20, 2017 - The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be holding a public information session on Wednesday, March 29, in Lillooet to provide the public with an... Read more
Travel/Road Notices
Mar 15, 2017 -   The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has advised that the Telford Bridge replacement project is complete, and the Highline / Douglas Trail... Read more
Status Updates:
  • March 17 - While the Telford Bridge has re-opened, we've heard reports that the road south of the bridge (from D'Arcy) has not yet been graded, conditions are wet, and it's extremely rough.
Emergency Notice, Travel/Road Notices
Mar 20, 2017 -     Work to reconstruct Highway 99 in the vicinity of the Ten Mile (Fountain) Slide 16 km north of Lillooet is proceeding well. Installation of... Read more
Status Updates:
  • March 20, 3:56 p.m. - MOTI has advised that the construction works planned for Highway 99 at the Fountain (Ten Mile) Slide area have been delayed. The temporary closures will now take place between April 5 - April 29, 2017, with closures occurring Monday to Saturday. The road will be closed from 7 am - 11 am and again from 1 pm - 5 pm daily, Monday through Saturday.

Past Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Mar 15, 2017 SLRD Board Download
Mar 6, 2017 SLRD Board Download Download
Mar 1, 2017 Electoral Area Directors Committee Download
Feb 16, 2017 Committee of the Whole Download Download
Feb 15, 2017 SLRD Board Download Download

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Mar 16, 2017 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
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
Emergency Program Annual Report 2016 Emergency Management
  • All Areas

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
2015 Bralorne Community Sewer System Assessment Study Update - April 2015 Electoral Area A Download
2015 Draft Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan - Stage 2 Report for Consultation All Areas 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

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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