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

John Courchesne
Director
Cell: (250) 819-8733
Steven Oakley
Alternate Director
Phone: 250-238-2233
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

Community Organizations

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events posted.

Notices

Other Notice
Feb 7, 2019 - SLRD Short-Term Rentals Public Survey Check out the Current Project Page for further information!
Other Notice
Feb 4, 2019 - The SLRD has an opening for a Planner (permanent, full-time). The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. February 24, 2019. For more information, and to view the posting and... Read more
Other Notice
Feb 7, 2019 - Alternative Approval Process - Gun Lake Fire Protection February 22, 2019 UPDATE:  The elector response period for the Gun Lake Fire Protection AAP ha... Read more
Other Notice
Jan 2, 2019 - The SLRD is hiring for the position of Planner (permanent, full-time). Applications must be received by 5 p.m. January 29, 2019. For more information, view... Read more
Other Notice
Dec 12, 2018 - The SLRD is hiring for the position of Director of Utilities and Environmental Services (permanent, full-time). Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Sunday... Read more

Past Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Jan 14, 2019 Electoral Area Directors Committee Download Download
Jan 1, 2019 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 31, 2018 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 28, 2018 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 27, 2018 SLRD Office Closed

Permits / Applications

There are currently no active permits or applications in process for this area.

Projects/Initiatives

Name Type Communities
Area A OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1526 Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area A
Assent Voting (Referendum) - Bralorne Wastewater Treatment System Governance & Administration
  • Electoral Area A
Bralorne Sewer Upgrade Water & Sewer
  • Electoral Area A
Campground Bylaw No. 1568-2018 Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D
Cannabis Regulations Planning & Building
  • All Areas

Reports

Year Title Area Report
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Tyaughton Lake Area Electoral Area A Download
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Marshall Lake Area Electoral Area A Download
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Gun Lakes Area Electoral Area A Download
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Bralorne & Gold Bridge Electoral Area A Download
2018 SLRD Emergency Program: 2017 Annual Report Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D Download
2018 Agricultural Water Demand Model: Squamish-Lillooet Regional District All Areas Download
2018 SLRD Emergency Program Annual Report 2018 All Areas, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D Download
2018 SLRD Emergency Program Annual Report 2018 All Areas, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D Download
2017 Nuk̓w7ántwal̓ Regional Gathering (2017) - Summary Report Electoral Area A, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton Download
2017 Commercial Livestock Relocation Guide 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
Apr 10, 2019 Electoral Area Directors Committee
Apr 22, 2019 SLRD Office Closed
Apr 24, 2019 SLRD Board
Apr 25, 2019 Committee of the Whole
May 6, 2019 Electoral Area Directors Committee
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