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

Sal DeMare
Director
Phone: (250) 238-2248
Karen Playfair
Alternate Director
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: 305 (2021 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 bordered by the 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.

Meeting Information 

Electoral Area A: A Guide to Regulations and Bylaws

Bylaws

Communities

  • Bralorne
  • Gold Bridge
  • Gun Lake
  • Tyaughton Lake
  • Gun Creek Road
  • Marshall Lake

First Nations Communities

  • Tsalalh
  • Xwisten

Community Organizations

Category: Neighbourhood Organization
Category: Neighbourhood Organization
Category: Neighbourhood Organization
Category: Special Interest

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events posted.

Notices

Other Notice
Apr 11, 2024 - BC Building Code changes The new BC Building Code applies to all building permit applications. BC Building Code changes to be incorporated in 2024 include:... Read more
Public Hearing or Meeting, Other Notice
May 4, 2024 - Join us for an interactive workshop highlighting wildfire risks to agricultural operations in the SLRD. Learn from experts on how to protect your property,... Read more
Public Hearing or Meeting
Mar 28, 2024 - A Regular Meeting of the Electoral Area Directors (EAD) Committee will be held on Wednesday April 10, 2024 at 10:30 AM in the SLRD Administration Building, 1350... Read more
Public Hearing or Meeting
Mar 22, 2024 - Notice is hereby given that the Regular Meeting of the Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District Board (SSRHD) on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 3:00 PM has been... Read more
Public Hearing or Meeting
Mar 14, 2024 - A Regular Meeting of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Committee of the Whole will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 9:00 AM in the SLRD... Read more

Past Meetings

Permits / Applications

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

Projects/Initiatives

Reports

Year Title Area Report
2023 SLRD Geohazard Risk Assessment - 2023 Update All Areas Download
2023 Appendix D - Geohazard Event Inventory - SLRD Geohazard Risk Assessment - 2023 Update All Areas Download
2023 Appendix K - Results Tabulation Post Fire - SLRD Geohazard Risk Assessment - 2023 Update All Areas Download
2022 FireSmart 65+ FAQ - Updated 24 Feb 22 District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C Download
2021 SLRD Community Risk Assessment All Areas Download
2021 Appendix 2 - Requirements for Rebrate Program from CRI FCFS Application Guide All Areas Download
2021 Slides from Electoral 17 May 21 Area A & B Virtual FireSmart Seminar Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B Download
2020 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Geohazard Risk Prioritization Report - Appendix H Results Tabulation All Areas Download
2020 Protective Services Annual Report: 2020 All Areas Download
2020 SLRD All-Hazards Emergency Response Plan All Areas 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

There are currently no upcoming meetings posted.

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