Invest in the Village of Clinton

British Columbia, Canada

Where History Meets Adventure

Economic Development Contact

Daniela Dyck  |  Community Development Officer
1-250-459-2261  |  

The Village of Clinton is a member municipality of the TNRD and is situated on Highway 97, 40 kilometres north of the junction of the Trans Canada Highway 1 at Cache Creek.

Clnton is a small friendly community close to larger centres, but offering a life of quiet living in one of the most pristine natural environments in the world. Clinton and its surrounding area have the opportunity to become prime attractions for residents, businesses and investors.

Clinton is uniquely positioned along Canada's Pacific Gateway, as a midway point between Vancouver and Prince George, Clinton serves as a centre providing amenities to both its own residents and the travelling public. Clinton's economic base is driven by the forest industry with other important employment sectors being ranching, retail trade and tourism. The entire region is experiencing a growth in the tourism industry and Clinton frequently welcomes not only visitors from North America but from around the world.

Clinton abounds with outdoor recreation opportunities, fully serviced residential and commercial properties and, most important of all, a community prepared to encourage new business enterprise. For those entrepreneurs interested in business, Clinton is the perfect place to establish a commercial, light industrial or home based business. 

Rural communities surrounding Clinton have been transformed over the past 15 years from cottage country to year round communities. Traditionally used by hunters and sportsmen, these communities attract a large number of residents to the country lifestyle.

Forestry continues to be the mainstay of the local economy and is focused on supplying the softwoods: lodgepole pine and spruce. The timber supplies the area's only mill, West Fraser Mills Ltd., Chasm Sawmill north of Clinton on Chasm Road.

Tourism is potentially the greatest economic generator for Clinton and the surrounding region. As the gateway to a pristine natural environment of the BC wilderness, the Village is itself perhaps one of the greatest attractions as it is a destination for heritage and history buffs following the gold rush trail north to Barkerville. Additionally, film production continues to grow as a contributing sector to Clinton's local economy.

Ranching is one of the cornerstones of the local economy because of the extensive rangelands in the area. Ranchers in and around Clinton are self-sufficient and are an integral part of the local economy.

Finally, mining holds promise for the area and will require significant capital investment to reactivate the limestone deposits in the area. The clay deposits in the region were once used for brick manufacturing and may be suitable for commercial development to supply the pottery market.

Local Investment Opportunities

Local Infrastructure Projects

  • Water Quality & Capacity Upgrade Project Project
    Includes a new reservoir and a new filtration system. The project was funded through a Gas Tax Grant of $2.45 million and has been operational since November 2014. 
  • Official Community Plan/Sustainability Plan 
    The Village engaged with residents to develop a new Sustainability Plan that was completed in 2014. With the completion of the Sustainability Plan the Village was able to utilize the information collected and embark on the path to develop a new Official Community Plan (OCP). The OCP was adopted by Council at the March 23, 2016 Regular meeting of Council. The OCP will guide staff and Council in the development and growth in regards to the Village of Clinton.

Community Economic Development Contact

Daniela Dyck
Community Development Officer
Village of Clinton

Community Contacts


Jim Rivett
Village of Clinton & Area

Community Contact

Tom Dall
Chief Administrative Officer
Village of Clinton

Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Sun Country