Exciting Planning Projects!

We are excited to announce two planning projects that will impact the future development within Fort Nelson and the NRRM. We will be welcoming public engagement through both projects. Follow our social media accounts and/or this page (subscribe on right side bar) to get updates.


Downtown Revitalization Plan

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is undertaking a planning process to prepare a Downtown Revitalization Plan for Fort Nelson.  This plan intends to support long-range goal-setting, visioning and planning to improve the downtown’s livability and increase its attractiveness to new businesses, residents, and tourists.

map of downtown Fort Nelson

downtown planning process

The Downtown Revitalization Planning process is nearing completion with the draft plan being reviewed for approval from Regional Council. For background on the project you can view the following documents. 

Parks & Trails Active Mobility Planning 

Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is planning major accessibility improvements to Art Fraser Memorial Park and Andy Bailey Regional Park. 

The Andy Bailey Regional Park improvements are currently in the detailed design stage and construction is anticipated to occur in Spring of 2024. 

The Government of Canada’s award to the Northern Rockies Parks & Trails Active Mobility Study of $50,000 was used to undertake site surveys, public engagement, and community consultation in preparing concept plans highlighting major accessibility improvements and new accessible pathways around Art Fraser Community Park and Andy Bailey Regional Park. Community engagement sessions and park assessments in the summer 2022 have informed draft concept plans. Andy Bailey Regional Park and Art Fraser Memorial Park Concept Designs

Through the Northern Rockies Parks and Trails Active Mobility Study and ongoing Park Improvement Projects the NRRM is investing in community well-being. Enhancements and upgrades to these parks will open more opportunities for diverse and inclusive participation in community and regional spaces. Community engagement throughout the Study was key in understanding barriers and opportunities for participation in healthy lifestyles in the NRRM. See the full NRRM Parks and Trails Active Mobility Study here: Summary Report[1]


Concept Images: 

 Art Fraser accessibility improvement concept images          andy bailey accessibility improvement concept images


 More on NRRM's Accessibility and Inclusion initiatives.

News Release - Sept 14, 2023

Accessibility Picnic Tables at Art Fraser Park

News Release - July 19, 2023

Communication Board Installed to improve NRRMs Accessibility and Inclusivity

Press Release - May 3, 2023
2023 Accessibility and Improvement Project Kicking Off at Andy Bailey Regional Park and Campground
News Release - Dec. 20, 2022

Northern Rockies Parks and Trails Active Mobility Study receives $50,000

 Northern Development Story - Pool Lifts 

New Lifts Make Northern B.C.'s Northernmost Swimming Pool Accessible To All

Northern Development Story - Toad River 

Toad River residents jumping for joy after community hall upgrades