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Pouce Coupe

Located 15 minutes east of Dawson Creek on Highway #2, Pouce Coupe is a bustling village with character and potential.  Pouce Coupe was incorporated in 1932 but   as early as the 1920’s it  was a main community in northern British Columbia and northern Alberta and has a rich history throughout the Peace region.  Placed between prairie fields, rolling hills and ridges, and intricate river systems the Pouce Coupe area is pleasant to the eye for residents and visitors alike. 

Today

There are many amenities found in Pouce Coupe.  The newly created EnCana Pouce Coupe Regional Community Centre is available for booking events such as weddings, reunions and anniversary parties.  The Hart Hotel provides accommodation for tourists and short-term workers.  The hotel also has a restaurant and pub.  The Dawson Creek Regional Airport is a ten minute drive and offers direct and indirect flights to major destinations. 

Pouce Coupe is also considered a great retirement community in the area with a third of the population being over the age of 60 years.  To help cater to this population the Village of Pouce Coupe contains senior facilities and housing options. 

Opportunities

With a population of 740 people, the Village of Pouce Coupe has opportunities that are unlike most small rural communities.  Situated in the South Peace and close to Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe is in the heart of an area with a very strong resource economy.  Jobs are abundant and investment is strong in the South Peace, Pouce Coupe offers a less expensive place to live that is more rural than other communities in the region.  There are several vacant residential lots in Pouce Coupe which will meet anticipated future needs for housing.

The area surrounding Pouce Coupe has excellent agricultural growing conditions.  Farm land is affordable and production costs are low.

Future

The future is very bright for the communities found in the South Peace.  With the increase of business and investment predicted in the area, Pouce Coupe will play an important role in the region’s progression.  With unique qualities comes unique opportunities and Pouce Coupe has no exception to this principle.    

Links & Resources

Investment Ready - Pouce Coupe Community Profile (link opens in new window)

Civic Info (link opens in new window)

Community Fact Sheet (PDF Document)

Village of Pouce Coupe (link opens in new window)

Stats Canada Census Profile 2011 (link opens in new window)

Contacts

Michael McPhail
Village Administrator
Village of Pouce Coupe
Ph: 250.786.5794
cao@poucecoupe.ca