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
  • As recommended by the District of Houston’ s Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and a broader Provincial strategy for wildfire management, prescribed burns will continue to take place west of Houston as part of an ongoing wildfire fuel mitigation and interface management initiative. The District of Houston, Forest Enhancement Society community wildfire risk reduction project will be conducting treatment activities, including pile burning commencing September 9, 2021, which will extend throughout the fall.
    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: 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
    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.
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