The Village of Burns Lake is closely monitoring developments around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We encourage you to do the same as you conduct your business affairs and planning for the next several months.  In addition to monitoring the situation from an economic standpoint, The Village of Burns Lake is working to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Burns Lake’s economy and local businesses.

Business Resources

During these challenging times, it is imperative that we support one another. Whether that be through patronizing each other’s establishments, or listening to the concerns of our neighbours, we all have a role to play.

Regardless of external events that arise, it is best to be proactive and have a plan. With the help of our partners we have compiled the following resources and links to support your business planning;


Be informed with the most current information on COVID-19 please visit:

Assessment & updates of the local situation — Northern Health

Assessment & updates of the local situation — Village of Burns Lake

Assessment & updates of the global situation — World Health Organization

COVID-Class Order to Food and Drink Owners

COVID Food and Beverage Sector Fact Sheet


Whether it is a public health issue, natural disaster, or other emergencies, it is important to be prepared and ensure you have an up-to-date business continuity and disaster recovery plan. Here are some other resources to assist you in your planning.


Financial Support/Relief

Operational/Staffing Support



Templates and Tools

Government of Canada COVID-19 Information Services

For more information please do not hesitate to contact the Village of Burns Lake Economic Development Officer via email:

Lorie Watson

(250) 692-7587


2019 Business Walk Report now available to download



2020 Business Facade Program is now open.

Closing Date: Monday, April 27th, 2020

Email Lorie Watson, Economic Development Officer for an application at or stop by the Village Office for a copy.


2019 Economic Development Strategy  

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Municipal Signage Strategy

Thinking of a new sign?  Click on the Municipal  Signage Strategy for ideas.



Find the Business Permits and Licenses you need to operate.

Relocating to Burns Lake

Read about the many great reasons to make Burns Lake your new home. Click here

BC Economic Atlas

Are you looking to open or relocated your business to Burns Lake and are wondering about infrastructure, major projects, First Nations and tourism opportunities? The BC Economic Atlas can answer these questions and more! Click here for more details  
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