The Halfway River First Nation is established on the banks of the river in north-eastern BC. It used to be a major Hudson Bay Company trading post at the turn of the century for gold miners going into the far north. The river is a major tributary of the Peace River and was used to transport supplies. This area has been home to the Dane-zaa people with the first treaty signed in 1899.
Halfway River’s northern climate is varying. July temperatures average 15.3°C/59.54°F, while January temperatures average -15.3 °C/4.46 °F. Be prepared for mountain weather such as thunderstorms and squalls (short rain or snow storms). When heading into the mountains it is a good idea to dress in layers, as temperatures decrease as elevation increases.
Mining, petroleum industry, forestry
Town Population: 170 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)
Health Administrative Information
Health Authority: First Nations Health Authority
Health Service Delivery Area: Northeast
Regional District: Peace River North
Rural Designation: RSA community
RRP Designation: A
RRP Points: 34.25
There are no general practitioners yet in this community.
Rd 117 Upper Halfway
Wonowon, BC V0C 2N0
P: 250 772-5058 | F: 250 772-5200
Nenan Dane Zaa Deh! Zona Family Services Society
Box 6446, #102 – 10130 – 100th Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 4H8
P: 250 787-2151 | F: 250 787-2152
Halfway River is located north of Fort St. John and south of Fort Nelson. The community is located 75km northwest of Fort St. John, BC. Travel to Mile 95 of the Alaska Highway, turn in on Road 117, and drive 35km to reach Halfway River.
Currently Halfway River has no banking facilities or ATM. The closest banking services can be found in Fort St. John.
Halfway River is in Peace River North School District #60. Students from Halfway River attend school in Fort St. John.
Halfway River is a little over an hour from Fort St. John and 20 minutes from the local store and service station. There are lots of camping spots and wildlife of all kinds including elk, moose, whitetail deer, bear, grouse and even buffalo in the area.
This is a very small area but a big slice of recreational heaven for those that want peace and quiet, a river to fish in, land to hike and ATV on, camp and generally rest and relax on!
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