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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
  • Effective at 12:00 pm (noon) on Thursday, July 28, 2022, Category 2 and Category 3 open burning will be prohibited through the Northwest Fire Centre’s (NWFC) jurisdiction. The current forecast for the NWFC’s jurisdiction area is calling for elevated temperatures through the weekend and into next week, causing increased fire danger. This prohibition is being enacted to help reduce wildfire risk and protect public safety.This prohibition will remain in effect until 12:00 pm (noon) on October 15, 2022, or until the order is rescinded. * Click for more information
    In recent years, the District of Houston has made huge improvements to its Downtown and continues to make substantial upgrades to public spaces. The District and its residents are interested in maintaining this momentum and wish to expand the District's trail and pathway network to improve options for walking, rolling, and cycling through the community. The District has also identified the need for a new Trail and Active Transportation Plan as a necessary component of infrastructure funding programs. *Click to read the full report
    In 2021, the District of Houston received funding from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) for Poverty Reduction Planning. This funding was made available as part of the Province of British Columbia’s TogetherBC Poverty Reduction Strategy to support local governments to understand and act on their local poverty reduction needs. The work of this project was to create a Social Services Opportunities Assessment which articulates the current state of social services in Houston, the current needs of the population, and identifies opportunities to pursue for achieving a more ideal future state. *Click to read the full report
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