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Northeast

Northeast

About

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The Northeast region is one of the fastest growing regions of British Columbia. Bordering Alberta to the east and the Yukon to the north, the area features mountains, foothills, forests, lakes and the agricultural Peace River valley. 

Lifestyle

  • This wilderness playground offers boating, hiking, camping, horseback riding, hunting and winter sports.
  • Agriculture is well-established, as are forestry, hunting and trapping, and the booming oil and gas sector, based in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

Key Cities

Fort Nelson, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd.

Outlook

By 2029, this region will have:

17,900

expected jobs in total

53 %

from economic growth

47 %

from replacing retiring workers