Invest in the Village of McBride

British Columbia, Canada

Located in the heart of Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, a system of transportation infrastructure, including the Port of Prince Rupert and road and rail connections through the Robson Valley that reach across Western Canada

Economic Development Contact

Geoffrey Roy | Economic Development Officer
250-569-2229 | 

The Village of McBride is nestled within the Robson Valley, between the Rocky Mountains to the northeast and the North Cariboo Mountains to the southwest. The timber and sawmill industries form the backbone of the local economy while the tourism industry is steadily growing as businesses take advantage of the world class recreational locations in the surrounding area. The location is ideally suited to a range of outdoor activities for all seasons including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

While timber and primary sawmilling industries continue to support the town, tourism is a growing source of employment for the valley. One of the primary tourist attractions is the world-famous snowmobile trails that ring the town. Other attractions include hunting, bird watching, white water rafting and guided eco-tours. McBride also produces some of the world's finest tonewoods, wood used in the production of musical instruments, and is home to several luthiers.

McBride is home to a vibrant arts community and its shows. Murals, painted fire hydrants, an artwalk and an art and graft gallery featuring local artists will delight art enthusiasts as well as music festivals, plays and heritage fairs to entertain you.

McBride is located on the edge of the interior cedar hemlock rainforest, the world's only inland temperate rainforest, created by moisture-laden winds dumping rain and snow from the Cariboo-Chilcotin Plateau against the Cariboo Mountains. The forests around McBride contain trees that are in excess of 1,000 years old, with no evidence of disturbance. This moisture-rich ecosystem supports many species of lichen which in turn support the red listed species of caribou indigenous to the inland temperate rainforest of British Columbia.

The opportunities for forestry, clean energy production and innovative projects are on the rise and McBride is ready and able to help see them through to completion. There are a number of run-of-river energy projects, biomass energy, sawmilling and sustainable agriculture projects underway and McBride has the labour and resources that they require.

Local Investment Opportunities

Previously open as an IGA, the building offers a new business owner fantastic opportunity for future growth. This 10,000 sq. feet lot is located in the center of town.

The North Country Lodge includes a 38 room motel, a 15 room sports lodge and a restauarant that is currently being rebuilt. The site consists of two sites that span nearly 4 acres located on Highway 16 with a beautiful mountain view and near to the Fraser River. 

Local Infrastructure Projects

Community Economic Development Contact

Geoffrey Roy
Economic Development Officer
Village of McBride

Community Contacts


Loranne Martin

Community Contact

Eliana Clements
Chief Administrative Officer
Village of McBride

Marc Van der Gonna
General Manager
McBride Community Forest Corporation

Chamber of Commerce Contact

McBride and District Chamber of Commerce

Community Futures Contact

Susan Stearns
Community Futures Fraser Fort George