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Hazelton is one of the oldest settlements in Northern British Columbia, with origins dating back to 1866. The village was the original gateway for the Omineca Gold Rush, and maintains that history today.

Hazelton is has an incredible history going back thousands of years and this is expressed through the world-famous 'Ksan Historical Village and Museum. The museum, on the Skeena River, is a cultural center dedicated to illustrating the richness of Gitxsan culture and history. Hazelton is hub for Steelhead fishing. The Kispiox River is home to the largest steelhead in the world. Discovered 50 years ago, after sweeping the top places in the Field and Stream Magazine’s fishing contest the Kispiox River is now known world-wide for its fishing. That contest started the surge of Hazelton’s tourism industry, and now travelers from all around come to Hazelton each fall trying to catch the next great Steelhead.

Hazelton is home to about 300 people, and there are over 6000 people living in the surrounding area. The town is located at the junction of the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers in northern British Columbia, Canada and is on the northernmost point of highway 16. Northwest Community College was established originally in Terrace in 1975, but has since expanded into many communities, including Hazelton. NWCC specializes at training individuals to succeed in Northern communities and offers courses in business, health, arts programs, and trades.

Multiple groups are interested in the potential for a new mine in the Hazelton area, providing new income for residents and high traffic for businesses.

Local Investment Opportunities

Mining Companies Looking at Hazelton Area
An up-to-date listing of press releases from mining companies operating the Hazelton region.

Local Infrastructure Projects

New Arena Planned for Hazelton
The Hazeltons are building a new ice skating arena adjacent to their current one. The arena will be used to host many community functions such as graduations, community dances, and weddings.

Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs Assess the Suskwa Watershed for Sustainable Development
The project created a compilation of information on present land uses in the Suskwa to ensure that future development does not negatively effect the environment and delicate ecosystem.

Feasibility Study Assesses Forestry Job Creation Opportunities for Gitxsan Nation
This study has enabled the Gitxsan to actively pursue energy alternatives as well as economic diversification. The results of the study are helping to outline the future opportunities for the Gitxsan Nation, providing informed perspective on the ability for future projects to create jobs and develop the local economy in green and sustainable ways.

Community Economic Development Contact

Tanalee Hesse
Chief Administrative Officer 
Village of Hazelton
Tel: 250-842-5991
thesse@hazelton.ca
http://www.hazelton.ca/

Community Contacts

Mayor
Mayor Alice Maitland
Village of Hazelton
http://www.hazelton.ca/

Chamber of Commerce Contact
Carol Fielding, Executive Director 
Terrace Chamber of Commerce 
Tel: 250-635-2063 
terracechamber@telus.net
http://www.terracechamber.com/

Community Futures Contact
Debbie Beauregard
Community Futures 16/37
info@1637cfdc.bc.ca
http://www.1637cfdc.bc.ca/

For more information, visit the Invest in Northwest BC website.

The Village of Hazelton