Vanderhoof (British Columbia)

Vanderhoof is the geographical center of British Columbia, Canada. The city is located in the Nechako Valley on the Yellowhead Highway and is surrounded by high-yielding farmland and extensive forests. It lies at an altitude of 674 m above sea level. Nearest city is Prince George, 60 km east of Vanderhoof.

The granting of local autonomy for the church took place on January 22, 1926 (incorporated as the Village Municipality ). The status of the community changed over time and since the December 31, 1982 Vanderhoof has the status of a district municipality ( District Municipality ).


The census in 2011 showed a population of 4,480 inhabitants for the small community. The city's population has thereby increased since the census of 2006 at 10.2%, while the population in the province of British Columbia at the same time grew by 7.0%.


The average temperature in July is 16.5 ° C and in winter at -12.5 ° C


The traditionally -based natural resource management develops slowly. It will continue to build on forestry and agriculture, but also on tourism. The solid growth in the craft with international exports creates a healthy business climate.

The average income of employees of Vanderhoof in 2006 was at 22 283 C $, while it was in the province of British Columbia 24 867 C $.


Vanderhoof has with the Yellowhead Highway quick access to ice-free Pacific port in Prince Rupert. To the east of the highway leads to Winnipeg. 5 km north of the city lies the Vanderhoof airport.


The surroundings of Vanderhoof is in spring and autumn, a known resting place for geese on their annual migrations. About 8 km southwest of the town are the Cheslatta Falls, where the river empties into the Cheslatta Nechako River. The Heritage Village Museum informs its visitors about the history of the city in the pioneer days. In many places invite productive fishing grounds for fishing.