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Economic Development

IMAGINE a place…

… where you can step out your backdoor with your coffee, and within minutes, be walking in a forest or sitting on the beach. Where you can take a break from weekend chores and go skiing at the ski hill down the street. Where, on a hot summer evening, you can go for a canoe on the lake or a kayak in the river without even leaving town. Where you can drop your blanket on the grass for music in the park, where your kids can be part of the team and where you don’t have to get up at 4am for ice time. This place is Clearwater, BC and we call it home.

In the center of town is Dutch Lake, an often mirror calm jewel that both locals and visitors alike enjoy for its swimming, fishing and water sports. The Raft, Clearwater and North Thompson rivers come together here in the traditional territory of the Simpcw people, with iconic Raft Peak and the alpine meadows of Trophy Mountains framing out an impressive picture. Clearwater has several recreation facilities as well as biking, hiking and skiing, healthy living programs, and a transit system. A long list of volunteer, arts, and community groups will keep you as social and as busy as you desire.

Clearwater is also the gateway to world famous Wells Gray Provincial Park, a vast wilderness full of outdoor adventure and spectacular scenery. Love Where You Live and enjoy what Clearwater has to offer. We live in a beautiful part of this world with an amazing backyard to explore. There is a little bit for everyone and enough space to roam freely. Enjoy and be surprised at what Clearwater has to offer.

Your Mayor Merlin Blackwell


Clearwater is a vibrant, beautiful and very active community with a strong sense of community spirit that takes pride in its reputation as great place to live, work and play. It is an exceptional place to live: diverse housing stock, a modern hospital, excellent school system, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, plenty of parks and green spaces, golfing, biking, hiking, and skiing. Come join us to find out for yourself why it’s an exceptional place to live, work and play!

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CAO/Economic Development Officer
Leslie Groulx
Phone: 250.674.2257
Email: economicdevelopment@docbc.ca