About your Riding

The Federal riding of Skeena–Bulkley Valley, is located in North-Western British Columbia. It goes from Atlin in the North, by the Yukon border, to Bella-Coola in the South, and from Fort St-James in the East, to Haida Gwaii in the West. It has the smallest population of all the other Federal ridings in BC, yet it is the biggest one in size. It represents about thirty-four percent of the province’s land mass. It has a thriving First Nations population which represents about one third of its inhabitants.  As a result, our riding has the highest percentage of First Nation voters in the province. Skeena–Bulkley Valley is the home of the Spirit Bear, a white member of the black bear family. Our local population includes residents from all over the world. Two of its largest communities, Kitimat and Terrace, have the largest concentration of French Canadians in British Columbia. There is also a large presence of German speakers, especially on the East side of the riding.  The people of Skeena-Bulkley Valley can pride themselves on having some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in Canada.