Invest in the District of Vanderhoof

British Columbia, Canada

A great place to live, work or invest - Vanderhoof is focused on making the community a welcoming and inclusive location, providing low cost housing, affordable taxes, and recreational and cultural amenities

Economic Development Contact

Erin Siemens | Economic Development Coordinator

The District of Vanderhoof is an economic hub for ranching and logging. Both industries have have opened up the surrounding wilderness for anglers, canoeists, cross-country skiers and wildlife photographers. In their wake came a number of lakeside resorts and wilderness retreats.

Vanderhoof’s location on the Highway 16 and the northern main line of the CN railway, makes it an important transportation, supply and service centre. Vanderhoof also has available land with access to rail, port and air services, as well as abundant power and natural gas supplies combine to provide suitability and interest in primary, secondary and resource manufacturing investment.

Centrally located within Vanderhoof are a regional hospital, health care unit, dental clinics, physiotherapy clinic, financial institutions, seniors housing, numerous service organizations and affordable housing opportunities.

Vanderhoof is the gateway to outdoor pursuits that include hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing and and more. Those interested in the area’s history will have a chance to explore the Vanderhoof Community Museum, which features 11 historical buildings and gives visitors a taste of what life was like in the area in the 1920’s. An hour’s drive away is Cheslata Falls and the memorable Kenney Dam.

Local Investment Opportunities

Local Infrastructure Projects

Community Economic Development Contact

Erin Siemens
Economic Development Coordinator

Community Contacts


Gerry Thiessen
District of Vanderhoof & Area

Community Contact

Evan Parliament
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Vanderhoof

Chamber of Commerce Contact

Spencer Siemens | Office Manager

Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Stuart Nechako