Place:Peace River, British Columbia, Canada


NamePeace River
Alt namesPeace Riversource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeRegional district
Located inBritish Columbia, Canada
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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The Peace River Regional District is a regional district in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. The regional district comprises seven municipalities and four electoral areas. Its member municipalities are the cities of Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, the district municipalities of Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Taylor, and Hudson's Hope, and the village of Pouce Coupe. The district's administrative offices are in Dawson Creek.

The regional district also has four regional district electoral areas: B, C, D and E. Six Indian reserves and one Indian settlement are located within the regional district's boundaries, but are not governed by the regional district.

It was created on October 31, 1987 when the Peace River-Liard Regional District splint into two. the northern part becoming the The Fort Nelson-Liard Regional District. was renamed the Northern Rockies Regional District, then made into the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality on May 26,1999.

East of the Rockies, the regional district is characterized by rolling hills with grain and cattle farms. About 40% of the province's Agricultural Land Reserve is situated within the regional district. The Peace River flows west-to-east through the middle of the eastern half of the regional district. West of the Rockies the terrain is severe mountain wilderness with few roads and only a handful of inhabitants. Its total land area is 119,200.1 km² (46,023.42 sq mi), the largest regional district in British Columbia in area. (The Stikine Region is larger, but is not a regional district.) The total population reported in the 2006 census was 58,264 with 24,019 private dwellings, up from 55,080 people in 2001.

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