Village of Chase, BC
The Village of Chase, "Home to the Big Horn Sheep", is located 56 kilometres (40 minutes) east of Kamloops on the Trans Canada Highway #1.
Chase offers all the amenities of a large city combined with the beauty of spectacular scenery. Many residents, preferring to live in a small community, commute to the nearby larger centres of Salmon Arm and Kamloops.
As the gateway to the Cariboo and the North, chase serves as a centre providing amenities to both its own residents and the traveling public. It is a thriving community with an economy based in mining, forestry, ranching, transportation services and tourism industries. Tourism is experiencing significant growth as both North American and international tourists are attracted to the area.
The majority of the residents of Chase are employed either directly or indirectly by the forestry industry. The area is also currently enjoying a growth in its tourism industry. A small portion of the community relies on other industries such as agriculture and the arts. There is a burgeoning group of local artisans gaining popularity in Chase and the North Shuswap area.
Chase's relaxing lifestyle and low cost of living make the community attractive to seniors and young working families. The community offers a safe and peaceful community that includes all the amenities of a sustainable community including education, health care and recreational opportunities. Health care is provided through a health centre. Education is available from kindergarten through grade 12 and post-secondary opportunities are available. Emergency services include a fire department, R.C.M.P. detachment and ambulance service. Recreational opportunities abound in the area with modern facilities and an outdoor playground that includes two major rivers and over 1,600 kilometres of lakeshore. Current infrastructure includes a modern water and sewer system, both of which can accommodate a growing population. Other services include financial, legal and realty offices, a mini mall, a grocery store and over 210 other businesses to serve one's needs.
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Quick Facts on the Village of Chase (produced by BC Stats)
Detailed stats for chase (produced by Invest BC)