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  • Community Information

    Lower Post is an aboriginal community in northwestern BC, located on Highway 97, the Alaska Highway. Its historical mile designation is Mile 620. It is located near the confluence of the Dease and Liard Rivers.

    Early fur traders named it Lower Post to distinguish between the upper and lower Liard trading posts. Lower Post, or Fort Liard (its original name), had been established by an American, Robert Sylvester, in 1872. Four years later the Hudson’s Bay Company took it over and a couple of years afterwards two of its officials brokered peace between the local Kaska Dena and a raiding party of two hundred Taku Indians.

    Before Lower Post became a community, it served as a fishing spot, a crossing and a meeting place. Because many different indigenous people stopped here for trading, the community still has a diverse ethnic make-up today. In the early 1940s, it served as a stopover for scheduled airline passenger service between Whitehorse and Edmonton via Fort Nelson. There are no services provided at Lower Post, with residents using services at nearby Watson Lake, Yukon.


    • Population

      Town Population: 105 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Northern Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Northeast

      Regional District: Fort Nelson

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 51.25

  • The Daylu Dena Council Health Centre is an Aboriginal Health Centre that provides medical services for the community of Lower Post, BC.

    Daylu Dena Council Health Centre
    0000 Daylu Dena
    Lower Post, BC, V0C 1W0
    P: 250 779-3161 | F: 250 779-3371

    The Health Center’s full dental care facility provides basic treatments such as extractions, fillings and dental hygiene. The dental practitioner comes once a year and will remain for approximately two weeks.

    The Health Center provides laser treatment, useful in the treatment of diabetic ulcers, reduction in inflammation of muscles or joints, smoke cessation and other therapeutic benefits.

    The Health Center has an Elder care facility, where Elders can shower, receive foot care and also receive hydro-jet therapy. There are many benefits of hydro-jet therapy including soothing of aches and pains, and stress reduction.

    The Health Center employs approximately eight staff and a health director. While services to Daylu residents will be free of charge, the Health Center will be able to provide treatments to non-residents on a cost for treatment basis.

    The closest hospital is the Watson Lake Hospital in the Yukon.

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Daylu Dena Council Health Centre

      0000 Daylu Dena

      Lower Post, BC, V0C 1W0

      P: 250 779-3161 | F: 250 779-3371

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Daylu Dena Council Health Centre

      0000 Daylu Dena

      Lower Post, BC, V0C 1W0

      P: 250 779-3161 | F: 250 779-3371