Invest in Northwest BC
Surrounded by pristine beauty unique to this part of Canada, the friendly village of Granisle was originally built on the shore of the beautiful Babine Lake to accommodate miners from the copper mine on Copper Island. With the Granisle Copper Mine closing in 1992, the community has transformed itself into a hub for recreation and tourism. Ongoing improvement to the arena, local parks and their school keep the community vital.
As the one of the longest natural lakes in Canada, Babine Lake offers prime fishing and boating plus providing a perfect setting for all manner of water sports. The surrounding forested area provides plenty of opportunity for hiking, hunting, camping and any number of outdoor adventures. During the winter months, residents and visitors enjoy outdoor activities from cross country skiing to ice fishing and snowmobiling.
Opportunities for investment in the village are diverse with a residential housing surplus, a strong and reliable water supply, three phase power, a heavy duty paved highway to HWY 16 and spacious, versatile industrial sites capable of supporting a variety of needs. Pacific Booker Metals has proposed opening a new mine near Granisle which would provide employment opportunities and help spur new growth in the community.
Tourism has emerged as a new economic driver. Lake Babine is host to a multitude of visitors and tourist who enjoy water sports, fishing, and resorts set up around the area. Visitors can go see the Pinkut Creek and Fulton River Hatcheries which are the largest of their kind in the world, make history comes alive with the First Nation petroglyphs and replica Wooly Mammoth bones that are on display in honour of the discovery of the fossils at the Bell Mine site or enjoy many of the other best outdoor recreational opportunities in northern BC.
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