The Village of Chase, (population 2400) at the west end of the spectacular Shuswap Lake system is a small and growing community with a full range of services to serve your needs. Whether you are planning a vacation in the area or looking to locate within the community, the opportunities which await you are abundant.
"Home to the Big Horn Sheep" Chase is located 56 kilometres (40 minutes) east of Kamloops on the Trans Canada Highway #1. [see map] This highway provides excellent access to all major destinations in Western Canada and the Northwest United States. With the advent of the Coquihalla Highway, driving time from Vancouver and the Lower mainland to Chase and the Shuswap is approximately 4 hours.
The majority of the residents of Chase are employed either directly or indirectly by the forestry industry. The area is also currently enjoying a growth in its tourism industry. A small portion of the community relies on other industries such as a agriculture and the arts. There is a burgeoning group of local artisans gaining popularity in Chase and the North Shuswap area.
Chase's relaxing lifestyle and low cost of living make the community attractive to seniors and young working families. The community offers a safe and peaceful environment that includes all the amenities of a sustainable community including education, health care and recreational opportunities. Health care is provided through a health centre. Education is available from kindergarten through grade 12 and post-secondary opportunities are available. Emergency services include a fire department, R.C.M.P. detachment and an ambulance service.
Recreational opportunities abound in the area with modern facilities and an outdoor playground that includes two major rivers and over 1,000 kilometres of lakeshore. Current infrastructure includes a modern water and sewer system, both of which can accommodate a growing population.
Other services include financial, legal and realty offices, a mini mall, a grocery store and over 210 other businesses to serve one's needs.