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: 187 (2016 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.

Notices

Emergency Notice, Other Notice
May 17, 2018 - BC Hydro has advised that the water flows on the Lower Bridge River will continue to increase over the coming weeks and will remain well above normal until the end... Read more
Other Notice
May 17, 2018 - In April 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act) and Bill C-46 (the Act to amend the Criminal Code) with plans to make non-... Read more
Other Notice
May 14, 2018 - The SLRD Office will be closed on Monday, May 21 in recognition of Victoria Day. We will be back in the office for regular operating hours on Tuesday, May 22 from 8... Read more
Emergency Notice, Other Notice
May 14, 2018 - Note from the SLRD: The Information Bulletin below from the Kamloops Fire Centre was issued on Friday, May 11. Effective at noon on Tuesday, May 15 Category 2 and... Read more
Travel/Road Notices
May 4, 2018 - UPDATE: May 3, 2018 - In light of a weather front moving into the area next week, construction work planned for the Nairn Falls pullout has been postponed unti... Read more

Past Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
May 24, 2018 Committee of the Whole Download
May 23, 2018 SLRD Board Download
May 21, 2018 SLRD Office Closed
May 8, 2018 Electoral Area Directors Committee Download
Apr 18, 2018 SLRD Board Download

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Feb 28, 2018 RGS Amendment (Growth Management text amendments)
Feb 15, 2018 Keir - Gun Lake Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Nov 22, 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

Projects/Initiatives

Name Type Communities
Administrative Building Expansion and Renovations 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
Cannabis Regulations Planning & Building
  • All Areas
Commercial Livestock Relocation Guide Emergency Management
  • All Areas

Reports

Year Title Area Report
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
2013 Fire Services Review Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D 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
Jun 13, 2018 Electoral Area Directors Committee
Jun 27, 2018 SLRD Board
Jun 28, 2018 Committee of the Whole
Jul 2, 2018 SLRD Office Closed
Jul 11, 2018 Electoral Area Directors Committee
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