office in Vanderhoof, Ministry of Forests, Lands &
Natural Resource Operations personnel provide forest stewardship to a
base covering approximately 1,377,831 million hectares.
The Crown Land is 1,072,708 hectares, and the current
timber harvesting land base is 817,115 hectares.
office is home to Vanderhoof Natural Resource District, BC Timber
Sales 0 Stuart-Nechako Business Area, and the Wildfire
Management VanJam Zone Office.
the true geographic centre of the province, Vanderhoof
is considered to be part of northern British Columbia,
one of the last great wilderness and resource industry
frontiers in the world. This spectacular part of Canada
is sparsely populated, yet accessible, rural and wild,
well serviced, and close to big city amenities.
Vanderhoof Municipality has an area of 5,763 hectares
and is located at the junction of Highways 16 and 27. To
the north on highway 27 is the District of Fort St
James, and 51 km to the west is the Village of Fraser
Lake. Together, the three communities form what is known
locally as the
“tri-cities of the Stuart Nechako”.
The Canadian National Rail runs through the centre of
the District, parallel to Highway 16. Vanderhoof is the
second largest and most easternly member of the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District, which encompasses a
total land area of approximately 78,000 square
kilometres, and has a population of only 40,856
(inclusive of rural and reserve estimates~ as of 2001).
You can be guaranteed wide-open spaces and friendly
people that take pride in their historic connections to
Vanderhoof is surrounded by the Northern Interior
Plateau’s low-rolling and upland terrain that is
forested with sub-boreal spruce and pine. This landscape
is the foundation of the forestry and agricultural
industries that have dominated the economy since
Vanderhoof’s origin in 1926.
True to its roots, the
Nechako Valley is home to communities that offer a
strong work ethic and a hardy, pioneering spirit for
developing businesses. The Region has many lakes and
contains the headwaters of the Fraser, Stikine and
Mackenzie River systems.
Vanderhoof Forest District, in the centre of British
Columbia is a great place to live and work. From
magnificent lakes and rivers for fishing and boating,
wilderness for exploring or hunting, and living a
relaxed lifestyle this is the place. It is not
uncommon to watch deer, bears, and moose to wander by
your office window or through you yard at home.
Our community and our office is made up of a diverse
group of caring people as well." L.B.
can canoe home right to my doorstep in the summer
people, only 4 stoplights, small town atmosphere, close
to amenities without the crazy traffic and
pollution. Numerous recreational activities and
opportunities right outside our doors." C.H.
hunting & fishing is good, it's a nice quiet town
with little crime and a full suite of various
like the sense of community, the geese, the outdoor
recreational opportunities and the unique small town
mountains to climb, just wee hills but enough
topographic variability to make the landscape
interesting to look at. ** Least increase in
rainfall levels in the province due to global warming,
which means warmer winters and the same summers as
usual. Challenging & fulfilling employment with a
bit of a respected art community." C.F.
has a fun group of people to work with and learn
from. There are lots of community volunteer
and recreational activities to participate in such as
hockey, softball, golf, skiing, fishing &
hunting. It's only 1 hour away from the 'BIG' city
if you need to shop or enjoy city night life." G.S.