Invest in Fort Nelson (Northern Rockies Regional Municipality)

British Columbia, Canada

Economic Development Contact

Jaylene Arnold  |  Community Development Officer
250-774-2541 ext. 2040  |  

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is is located in the northeast corner of British Columbia and covers ten percent of the total land area of the province, including the communities of Fort Nelson, Fort Nelson First Nation, Toad River, and Prophet River First Nation. The regional municipality and First Nations have a mutually beneficial relationship as each party strives to improve their community and the region as the area's resource development continues to grow.

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality has a resilient economy boosted by the natural gas industry, especially in the Horn River, Liard, and Cordova Basins. The Northern Rockies' diverse business and resource base continues to deliver steady jobs, investment, and opportunity.

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality boasts thirty percent of British Columbia's natural gas production and has the largest reserves of shale gas in Western Canada. There are approximately forty natural gas fields in the area and both the regional municipality and area First Nations are striving to provide large companies with high quality local services and skilled labour.

Residents of the municipality enjoy growing, vibrant, cutting edge communities that exemplify a can-do attitude. Fort Nelson has wonderful recreational facilities including an aquatic centre, two ice arenas, and curling rink as well as plentiful parks and green space.

Local Investment Opportunities

Local Infrastructure Projects

The Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre houses a curling rink, two hockey arenas, community hall and Northern Rockies Visitor Centre. Completion of phase III will also include an aquatic and fitness facility.

Community Economic Development Contact

Jaylene Arnold
Community Development Officer
Northern Rockies Regional Municipality
250-774-2541 ext. 2040

Community Contacts


Bill Streeper
Northern Rockies Investment-Ready Community Profile

Community Contact

Randy McLean
Chief Administrative Officer
Northern Rockies Regional Municipality
250-774-2541 ext. 2030 

Chamber of Commerce Contact

Bev Vandersteen
Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce

Community Futures Contact

Sue Kenny
General Manager
Community Futures Peace Liard

Tourism Contact

Northern Rockies Visitor Centre
5500 Alaska Highway
(250) 774-6400