Northern Development at a glance


The millions of dollars in funding the Trust has committed to 1,239 projects since its inception


The number of jobs that have been created


The number of funding partners the Trust has teamed up with to attract more than $1.1 billion in new funding to the region


The percentage of investments in communities with less than 5,000 people


The millions of dollars in funding community grant writers have helped communities access since 2010

Burns Lake – stunning natural vistas at the heart of the Lakes District

With hundreds of kilometres of gorgeous shoreline within minutes of town, the Village of Burns Lake is a long-standing community at the heart of unmatched beauty. Located approximately two hours west of Prince George along Highway 16, Burns Lake is home to some 2,000 residents who enjoy the town’s many amenities and four-season recreational opportunities.

Although Burns Lake has historic ties to the forestry sector, the town is quickly becoming a destination for mountain biking enthusiasts across North America — notably for the town’s annual Big Pig Festival.

Mountain biking, fishing, canoeing and hiking are popular summertime activities in the community, while snowmobiling, snowshoeing and crosscountry skiing round out the winter.

The economy in Burns Lake is also thriving these days amid a major hospital project, highway improvements and the Babine sawmill rebuild.