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North Coast & Nechako

North Coast & Nechako


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The North Coast/Nechako region is in the northwest corner of British Columbia, featuring deep inlets, huge forests, mountain ranges and rugged coastline. Wildlife is everywhere, and includes grizzly bears, cougars, wolves, whales and salmon.


  • Outdoor enthusiasts love the region, with its many opportunities on the water and in the mountains and forests.
  • Fishing, logging and mining are economic strengths, along with a growing manufacturing sector and the Prince Rupert seaport.

Key Cities

Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Smithers, Burns Lake, Houston, Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Masset


By 2028, this region will have:


expected jobs in total

29 %

from economic growth

71 %

from replacing retiring workers