Invest in the Village of Chase

British Columbia, Canada

The western gateway to the recreational splendor of the Shuswap Region.

Economic Development Contact
Joni Heinrich    |    Chief Administrative Officer 
1-250-679-3238    |    

The Village of Chase is located in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the outlet of Little Shuswap Lake, which is the source of the South Thompson River. Chase Creek, which drops over three small waterfalls before flowing through the town, enters the South Thompson just below the lake's outlet.

The current population of Chase is approximately 2,500. The average annual income for males is 2.4% higher than the regional average of $31,469. Whereas, the largest source of income for residents is employment at 51.9%. Pension represents 22.9% of the total.

The foresttourism and ranching industries form a strong, diversified economic base for the Village of Chase. Forestry is the dominant economic activity but tourism is the fastest growing industry. The phenomenal growth of tourism is characterized by the substantial increase in tourism based businesses not only in Chase, but also throughout the trading area. Ranching, though small in scale, still represents substantial importance to the local economy. The motion picture production industry is a budding economic sector for Chase and the entire region. Numerous movie and television productions have been shot in the region and the number will continue to grow as the Thompson-Nicola BC Film Commission continues to actively market the area as ideal for production.

Tourism is quickly becoming a significant economic contributor in Chase. Potential for growth is enormous given the area's proximity to the Shuswap Lakes and the increase in tourism traffic. Chase is the first community at the beginning of the Shuswap Lakes. With over 1,600 kilometres of navigable shoreline on the South Thompson River and Shuswap Lakes, residents and visitors to the area are provided with some of the best fresh water recreational areas in the world. The lakes offer opportunities for boating, water skiing, fishing and swimming.

The trading area encompassed by Chase includes the communities of Adams Lake, Sorrento, Scotch Creek, Celista, Anglemont and Pritchard. The population of the entire area is approximately 12,000.

The Village of Chase offers an affordable, safe, community oriented lifestyle and is desirable for young families. This provides good potential labour forces industrial and commercial businesses.

The close proximity to both Kamloops, the TNRD's largest city centre, and Salmon Arm along the Trans Canada highway and CP Rail line provides excellent transportation value for both goods and people who produce those goods.

Local Investment Opportunities

Local Infrastructure Projects

Community Economic Development Contact

Joni Heinrich
Chief Administrative Officer
Village of Chase


Community Contacts


Rick Berrigan
The Village of Chase & Area

Community Contact

Joni Heinrich
Chief Administrative Officer
Village of Chase

Chamber of Commerce Contact

Elena Markin
Chamber Manager
Chase & District Chamber of Commerce

Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Thompson Country