Smithers Rural
Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 2.0)

5142 Smithers Rural

Community Health Service Areas (CHSAs) in British Columbia (B.C.) are administrative bounds nested within Local Health Areas (LHAs) as defined by the B.C. Ministry of Health. This CHSA health profile contains information about the community’s demographics, socio-economic and health/disease status as represented through various community health indicators. Unless otherwise stated, data presented in this profile are specific to Smithers Rural CHSA.

The purpose of CHSA health profiles is to help B.C.'s healthcare partners, public health professionals and community organizations better understand the health needs of a specific community and to provide evidence for service provisioning and prevention strategies. In general, CHSA-level values of health indicators should be interpreted with the population size of the CHSA in mind as smaller populations can have wide variations in data. For example, some rates presented in the profiles or the database are derived based on a small number of people with potentially high risk of re-identification. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of the individuals, these values are not releasable publicly as per the BCCDC policy and are indicated as such.

Smithers Rural (CHSA 5142) is 4,230 km² in size and located in northwestern British Columbia. It is comprised of the communities of Telkwa, Bulkley River, and Witset First Nation. Provincial parks include the following: Babine Mountains, Maclure Lake. Tyhee Lake, Call Lake, Driftwood Canyon, and Old Man Lake. Geographical features include the Bulkley Ranges and the Hudson Bay Range. For further information, please refer to BC Data Catalogue.

Provided by Health Sector Information, Analysis, and Reporting Division, B.C. Ministry of Health

Health Authority:

5 Northern

Health Service Delivery Area:

51 Northwest

Local Health Area:

514 Smithers

Community Health Service Area (v.2018):

5142 Smithers Rural

Primary Care Network community:


Please note that CHSA-level data presented in this profile refer to CHSA boundary version 2018. CHSA boundaries may be subject to change because they use Census building blocks.