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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
  • 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.
    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 CWPP identified the area between Buck Flats Road and the Morice Forest Service Road as a high-risk area for a wildfire spread due to the high combustibility and density of dead and dry vegetation in that area.
    Council for the District of Houston is saddened to announce the resignation of Tasha Kelly, Director of Leisure Services for the municipality. In light of this formal resignation, the District will be advertising the Director of Leisure Services position on Friday, April 23, 2021. The goal of this posting will be to have attracted a new leader for the department by the end of summer. At this time, possible candidates will be reviewed for their suitability for the role and the community of Houston. Tasha Kelly will continue working in her role until July 9, when her resignation becomes effective.
    The District of Houston is pleased to announce that preliminary design concept plans for the community hall project are now ready to be presented for public feedback and consultation. Basic concept designs were presented to Council in-camera on March 16, 2021 due to sections of the proposal pertaining to land not owned by the District, which provided a high-level overview of different aspects of a potential new community hall. The proposal only offers guidance on location, project scope, facility layout, and a class D (+/- 50) cost estimate and has not proceeded into a more detailed design stage. Click the headline to view the proposal documents and submit your feedback via email to leisure.services@houston.ca, 250-845-2238, or letter to the Municipal Office.
    Residents aged 18+ are now eligible to book an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine at the local vaccination clinic located in the old Northwest Community College building. Call 1-866-481-2175 between 7AM and 7PM daily to book your appointment now.
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