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Land & Natural Resources > Maps & Resources > Valley Vision

Valley Vision | towards a comprehensive vision for the future of the Bulkley Valley

Land & Natural Resources

If you are interested in the area covered by a recent plan (such as the Morice LRMP) the plan text and maps will often be an excellent source of relevant information. Check out Who’s Planning in the Quick Links column on the right to navigate to a plan.

There are many other sources of land and resource maps and data available on the internet. GeoBC is a government portal to free and fee-based map and data services. Valley Vision’s iMapBC page provides instructions on how to make free maps using one of these services.

Some other relevant sources are described below. Let us know if you have favourite sources applicable to land-use planning in the Bulkley Valley.

MoE Planning Maps for Smithers-Telkwa Rural Area

Ministry of Environment produced maps of the area within the Smithers-Telkwa Rural Official Community Plan to support the Environmental and Community Values mapping workshops – 2008.
Poster: Environmental and Community Values Map

In the two maps listed below, planning zones from the Bulkley LRMP and the Smithers-Telkwa Rural OCP were overlaid on known environmentally sensitivie areas. The following overview maps are based on more detailed individual mapsheets which are available on request from Valley Vision.

Thanks to Ministry of Environment for producing these maps and for allowing access to them through Valley Vision.


Land and Resource Data Warehouse (LRDW) is the BC government’s corporate repository for integrated land, resource and geographic data that supports a variety of business requirements for the natural resource sector, other government agencies, industry and the public.

Check out LRDW’s iMapBC to make a map of the area you want with the layers of information that you choose.

NW Data Sharing Network

The Northwest Data Sharing Network is a not-for-profit society made up of land use organizations in the Lakes District, Bulkley Valley and Hazeltons. The mission of the Northwest Data Sharing Network is timely, co-ordinated, co-operative, and innovative use of the geo-spatial data sets to reduce ownership data costs and improve decision-making about land use in our region.

Mineral Resources

MapPlace facilitates access to the maps and databases of the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Northern British Columbia: Geological Landscapes Highway Map produced cooperatively by the Geological Survey of Canada and the British Columbia Geological Survey. Note that although the web page says the map file is 50.7 KB, it is actually closer to 50 MB.

What are your best sources of planning data?

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