Invest in Spences Bridge

British Columbia, Canada



Steeped in history and heritage this small community has more to offer than bigger centers could only dream of; the weather, the wildlife, the adventure, the scenery, and the characters.

Spences Bridge is a community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, situated 35 kilometres northeast of Lytton and 44 kilometres from Ashcroft - both of which are major city centres within the regional district.

Today the permanent population of Spences Bridge is approximately 138. The Trans-Canada Highway, and both the Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway pass through the community. Highway 8 from Merritt and the rest of the Nicola Country connects to the Trans-Canada Hwy in town, meeting the Thompson River near the site of the Old Cook's Ferry. Today, this is still the main rancherie of the Cook's Ferry First Nation, a Nlaka'pamux band of the Nicola Tribal Association.

Services provided in the community of Spences Bridge include schools, a volunteer fire department and a general store. Spences Bridge is also home to a couple of motels and public and private campsite located at Goldpan Provincial Park.

The Spences Bridge stretch of the Thompson River is a world-renowned location for steelhead trout and salmon fishing. Sports fishermen visit the area in late summer and fall.

Agriculture is a major industry, and produce such as soft fruits and vegetables are sold in stalls beside the highway in town, as well as at wayside stops. Naturally, the principal industries in Spences Bridge are agriculture and farming.

Local Infrastructure Projects


Community Economic Development Contact

Myles Bruns
Regional Manager, Thompson-Okanagan Region
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training,
Economic Development Division
1-250-371-3931

www.gov.bc.ca/jtst


Community Contacts

Electoral Area Director

Steven Rice
Director, Electoral Area I
www.tnrd.ca

Community Contact

Myles Bruns
Regional Manager, Thompson-Okanagan Region
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training,
Economic Development Division
1-250-371-3931

www.gov.bc.ca/jtst


Community Futures Contact

Deb Arnott
Director
Community Futures Sun Country
1-250-453-9165

www.cfsun.ca


Tourism Contact

Terri Hadwin
Marketing Manager
Gold Country Communities Society
goldcountry@telus.net
1-877-453-9467
www.exploregoldcountry.com