Invest in Cariboo Regional District

British Columbia, Canada

Economic Development Contact

Jordan Hammond
Regional Economic/Community Development Officer

250-392-3351  |

A jewel in the heart of British Columbia, Canada, the Cariboo Regional District is a great place to visit or call home. You'll find breathtaking landscapes, a wealth of recreational opportunities, and a vibrant economy.

Incorporated in 1968, the Cariboo Regional District is a regional government that functions independently of the provincial government. The region consists of 12 electoral areas and four incorporated member municipalities, including 100 Mile House, Quesnel, Wells and Williams Lake. The region covers an area of 80,262 square kilometres. The Cariboo Regional District serves an estimated population of just over 60,000 residents and provides over 100 local government services for taxpayers including fire protection, emergency planning, environmental services and planning as well as library and recreation facilities.

The Cariboo Regional District is working in partnership with communities large and small to make the Cariboo Chilcotin a socially, economically, and environmentally desirable region to live, work, and play.

Fueled by logging, wood and paper manufacturing, miningagriculture and tourism industries, the Cariboo Regional District has one of the strongest economies in the province.

The vast landscape of the Cariboo-Chilcotin is painted with rolling mountains, forests, hidden lakes, and golden plains. Life in the region is full of outdoor adventure. Spend your time visiting guest ranches, canoeing the Bowron Lake circuit, visiting Wells, or Barkerville, and countless other historic sites, and spend time in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park - BC's largest park.

Local Infrastructure Projects

Enhancements to 100 Mile House's Effluent Reuse

The first phase includes construction of two rapid infiltration basins, each designed for the projected twenty year maximum daily flow. A SCADA controlled lift station is required for the proposed basins, all to be located on west side of existing lagoons on Canim-Hendrix Lake Road. The project also includes upgrading of two existing irrigation pumps for 'contracted' effluent dispersal. Construction will start May 2012, with completion by September 2012.

100 Mile House Water Treatment Plant Conversion

Bridge Creek is the District's main water supply. The surface water is presently treated by slow sand filtration, UV treatment, and disinfected with chlorine (gas). Due to the safety requirements of stakeholders and personnel, the chlorine gas apparatus is being changed out in favour of a sodium hypochlorite system, which is more costly to operate and maintain, but has favourable disinfection qualities. Construction to be completed by May 2012

100 Mile House Sidewalk Program

Council has directed that a sidewalk plan be developed with a commitment of $50,000 to be invested annually; over the next five years.

Bridge Creek Trail Upgrades

This project consists of replacing two pedestrian bridges at Bridge Creek Falls regrading accesses, and improving drainage in several locations.

100 Mile House Long-Term Water Quality Improvement Plan

The objective of this project is to develop a comprehensive list of source water options, to ensure long term water quality and quantity

City of Quesnel Downtown Revitalization

Tourism Discovery Centre

Mountain Bike Tourism Marketing Initiative

Community Economic Development Contact

Jordan Hammond
Regional Economic/Community Development Officer
Cariboo Regional District


Community Contacts

Community Contact

Janis Bell
Chief Administrative Officer
Cariboo Regional District

Chamber of Commerce Contact

South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce

Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce

Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce

Wells & District Chamber of Commerce

Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin

Community Futures North Cariboo

Greg Lawrence
Community Futures of the North Cariboo