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This Area is rich in recreational opportunities, both indoor and out.

Facilities Include:

  • Hockey and Skating Arena

  • Eight Softball Diamonds

  • Eighteen Hole Golf and Country Club

  • Indoor Riding Arena

  • Fitness Center

  • Cross Country Ski Trails

  • Portable Swimming Pool

  • Shooting Range

  • Curling Rink

  • Rugby and Soccer  Fields

  • Running Track Areas

  • Bowling Alley

  • Four Tennis Courts

  • Aerobic Facility

  • Splash Pool


Average Monthly Temperatures

January -12.5 C

July +22.2 C

Average Yearly Precipitation 

496 centimeters

Average Snowfall   176.6 cm

Average Rainfall 

 292.5 cm

Average number of Frost Free Days 

53 days

Welcome to Vanderhoof

click on the Canada Goose to read about the History of Vanderhoof

Vanderhoof is the geographical center of British Columbia. It is located 97 km west of Prince George which is the second largest city in the province. Prince George is approximately a one hour drive from Vanderhoof.

Nestled in the fertile Nechako Valley, the town is the central service area for a population of 22,000. The town itself is home to just over 4000 people. The two main industries are Forestry and Agriculture, but there is also a great deal of employment provided through government offices. The Nechako Valley is the second largest forage producing region in the province. The total number of beef cattle throughout the Bulkley and Nechako Valleys is in the area of 39000.

There are numerous lakes and rivers for fishing, canoeing, boating, and water skiing. In the forested region surrounding Vanderhoof there are many forestry campsites and hunting areas. Murray Ridge Ski Hill is located 60km north of Vanderhoof where downhill skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed throughout the winter.


Vanderhoof is known for hosting such events as Rockfest, Rodeos, Nechako Valley Exhibition, Trades Fair, Parade of Lights and Midnight Madness.




33 bed health care facility

St. John Hospital

3255 Hospital 

phone: (250)567-2211

Medical Clinic

Omineca Medical Clinic

3348 Hospital

phone: (250) 567- 2201

 located next to the hospital has several doctors on staff

Physio - Therapy

Vanderhoof Physiotherapy Center

2449 Burrard

phone: 567-5221

 Northern Interior Health Unit

3299 Hospital 

phone: 567-6340

Three Dental Clinics

Two Senior Citizens Homes

Provincial Ambulance Service

Search and Rescue

Vanderhoof Alcohol and Drug Services

Omenica Safe House

Veterinary Clinic

Vanderhoof Public Library


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