Chase, British Columbia

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Village of Chase
Village
Chase and Little Shuswap Lake
Chase and Little Shuswap Lake
Motto: Chase, a Shuswap Experience
Location of Chase in British Columbia
Location of Chase in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°49′8″N 119°41′4″W / 50.81889°N 119.68444°W / 50.81889; -119.68444
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Region BC Interior
Regional district Thompson-Nicola
Incorporated April 21,1969
Government
 • Governing body Chase Village Council
 • Mayor Ron Anderson
Area
 • Total 3.05 km2 (1.18 sq mi)
Elevation 380 m (1,250 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,495
 • Density 662.5/km2 (1,716/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal code span V0E 1M0
Area code(s) 250, 778, 236
Highways 1
Waterways South Thompson River & Chase Creek
Website Village of Chase

Chase is a village located in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It has a population of roughly 2,500, and its main industries are forestry and tourism. 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.

Adams River Lumber mill, 1919
Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1981 1,777 —    
1986 1,933 +8.8%
1991 2,083 +7.8%
1996 2,460 +18.1%
2001 2,460 +0.0%
2006 2,409 −2.1%
2011 2,495 +3.6%
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Government and Infrastructure[edit]

Fire Department[edit]

The Village of Chase provides Fire Services to the community through the Village of Chase Fire Department

Policing[edit]

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Detachment is located in Chase and serves the village as well as the surrounding highways and First Nations community.

Health Care[edit]

The Village of Chase is served by the Chase and District Health Centre, part of the Interior Health Authority.

The BC Ambulance Service maintains a station in the community.

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

The Trans-Canada Highway runs adjacent to the South side of the community and provides access to the nearby regional centres of Kamloops (57 km West) and Salmon Arm (52 km East).

Other, minor routes connect Chase to Falkland and Barriere

There has been a perennial proposal to construct a winterized road between Chase and nearby Sun Peaks to aid in the development of Chase's economy allow for a shorter route for visitors arriving at the resort community from the east.[2]

Railway[edit]

The Canadian Pacific Railway mainline travels through the community with through freight and passenger traffic.

Airports[edit]

The closest commercial airport is the Kamloops Airport. The Shuswap (Skwlax Field) Aerodrome is located on the northeast side of Little Shushwap Lake.

Culture and Recreation[edit]

The primary attraction for the Village of Chase is the Little Shuswap Lake. Beaches, boat launches and a large pier provided access to the lake.

The Sunshore Golf Club provides a nine hole golf course.

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Coordinates: 50°49′8″N 119°41′4″W / 50.81889°N 119.68444°W / 50.81889; -119.68444[[Category:Shuswap Country]]