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Welcome to the District of Houston, BC

The community of Houston is nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley amongst some of BC's finest outdoor recreational opportunities. Strategically located halfway between the hub cities of Prince George and Terrace, Houston is home to the outdoor enthusiast.

With a population of 3200 people, there is always room on the riverbank, lake or the many walking and hiking trails in the area.

The history of Houston stretches back to the turn of the Century with the expansion of the railroad through to the West Coast. Originally a farming community with the rich soils often found in valley bottoms, Houston has grown to become an industrial centre that exemplifies cohabitation with the farming community.

We invite you to come back soon and often.



Latest News
  • The District of Houston is conducting a Retail Leakage Survey in support of its Retail, Commercial and Entertainment Strategy to support the further revitalization of its Downtown. The survey will provide the District with valuable insights into resident’s spending habits and highlight potential gaps in local services. The data will help the District strategize future efforts to retain and attract new businesses to the Downtown and help make Downtown Houston a more lively and attractive place for residents and visitors. Your participation in the survey will be very valuable to help plan for the future of Downtown Houston. An online copy of the survey is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/HoustonRetailandService Hard copies are also available at the District of Houston office. All surveys should be completed online or returned to the District office by August 15th, 2021. If you have any questions, please reach out to: Holly Brown, Communications Officer communications@houston.ca
    Residents are invited to attend a Special Meeting of Council on June 25, 2021 at 5:30 pm. The meeting can be accessed via telephone to: +1 427-747-0425 Meeting Id #457146291# Or via zoom by clicking the title of this highlight.
    Following a thorough tendering process, the District has awarded the civil works contract for the Highway 16 Improvement Project to Western Industrial Contractors Ltd. for the amount of $1,604,100.00, which requires a budget increase of $406,505 to be sourced from General Operating Surplus funds. The current phase of the project entails significant changes to the Highway 16 corridor between Butler Avenue and the Buck Creek Bridge, including the undergrounding of existing overhead utilities; removal of utility poles; and the installation of street lighting.
    Due to the ongoing Provincial Health Order, Council Meetings remain closed to in person attendance until further notice. Residents who would like to connect with Council can contact the Director of Corporate Services at corporate@houston.ca. The public is invited to listen to Regular Council meeting through our teleconference line, by calling +1 437-747-0425, and dialing access ID 427 693 295#. The following credentials can also be accessed by clicking the heading link.
     
     
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