Where the Welcome is Warm and the Wilderness Beckons…
Houston is a community of 3,200 people located on Highway 16 in Northwest British Columbia, between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Houston is part of the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District, an area of the province with a large and diversified resource base and an area that is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination.
Originally founded as a small mill town along the Canadian National Rail Line in 1914, Houston’s economy has grown and diversified in recent decades. It has two of the largest wood processing mills in the country and serves as the home community to many of the workers at the Huckleberry copper mine, located 125km south of Houston. Houston’s commercial sector is also growing; benefiting from a combination of the above average incomes earned by many of its residents, local expenditures on goods and services by industries in the region, and tourist spending. The public sector is also a major employer in Houston, including the areas of education, health, social and government services.