The Hazeltons, BC
Some of the most quaint and picturesque areas of Northwest BC are in the Hazeltons, named after the hazel bushes that grow thick in the area. Made up of several communities – District of New Hazelton, Village of Hazelton and South Hazelton – the Hazeltons offer a unique blend of small town charm, nature, First Nations culture and pioneer history.
The Bulkley River and Skeena River flow through the Hazeltons, which sit at the base of the magnificent Roche de Boule Range. The historic Hagwilget Canyon Bridge is a single-lane steel suspension bridge and a favorite among locals and tourists alike for its exhilarating and very scenic crossing high above the Bulkley River.
The Hazelton area has been the traditional territory of the Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en First Nations for over 7,000 years.
There is big potential in the Hazeltons. Combined, the communities have the necessary conditions for successful tourism businesses. While more rural than other neighbouring communities, the Hazeltons have the fiber optic internet and logistical infrastructure in place for prospective businesses. The Hazeltons offers you all the beauty of a rural lifestyle combined with the opportunity to work remotely, operate your home-based business or study online.
Officials are also working to attract new businesses, permanent professionals and specialists. Anyone looking to set up a Northwest BC hub for their business should consider the Hazeltons for office options. As the Hazeltons grow, service industry entrepreneurs would be savvy to capitalize on this growing community and open restaurants and pubs. Much needed roles to be filled include physicians, social workers, and caregivers.
And while the population of the Hazeltons is small, the communities serve a larger population throughout the region as they are a hub and service area for the Kispiox valley, Two Mile, and the Kitwanga area.
Hot tip: land in the Hazeltons is very inexpensive! $5000 to $10,000 can get you a serviced lot. Plus, with a local hardware store in Hazeltons and bigger supply stores in nearby Smithers and Terrace, renovations and home improvements projects are made easy!