The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is centrally located in Northern B.C. between Prince George and Prince Rupert. It is home to 39,208 people living in eight municipalities including Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers, and surrounding rural areas. The RDBN boasts a connected transportation and communication network, prosperous forestry, mining, agriculture, and tourism industries and extensive year-round recreational opportunities.

Transportation infrastructure in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is meeting the needs of growing industrial, residential, and visitor traffic. Highway 16 is the major transportation route for truck and vehicle traffic in the region. The rail system is well established and delivers products from around Canada destined to Asia markets, via the Port of Prince Rupert. The Port is the shortest route for containers heading to Asian markets.
There are five community airports and one regional airport within the region. The community airports provide varying degrees of service from year-round to snow free only access. The airports provide vital transportation links for the region’s resource industries . The Smithers Regional Airport offers passenger flights to Vancouver, Terrace, Prince George, Kamloops, and Kelowna. Helicopter bases are located throughout the region.

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