Chase, B.C.





Population 2,409, with a 10.8% increase in immigrant population between 2000 and 2006.

Immigrants, 2001-2006: 15
First languages:

German – 40

Dutch – 20

Italian – 20

Dutch – 20

Korean – 15

Portuguese – 10

Punjabi – 10

Ukrainian – 10

Greek – 10

Visible minority population – 35



Shuswap Nation





680 West Athabaska Street, Kamloops



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Farmers’ Market




Location:  Chase Curling Rink parking lot

Fridays from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm, from mid-May to early October


It offers organic produce, arts and crafts.


Chase CornStock Festival


On Saturday, August 10Chase celebrated a day full of music, children’s activities, farmers’ market, food vendors, and CORN!  Summer belongs to the corn!

The stage had performances by great musicians.  The CornField Market had produce and products from local farmers and crafters.  The Little Kernels Zone had crafts and activities for children.  Visit or e-mail

The event is located on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake at Chase Memorial Beach Park, noon to 10 pm.  For more information, call 1-250-679-8432.



Adams Lake Indian Band





Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band


1886 Little Shuswap Lake Road West, Chase, BC  V0E 1M2


Administrative Office Phone: 250.679.3203

Fax: 250.679.3220



Neskonlith Indian Band








School District #73 (Kamloops/Thompson)


Haldane Elementary


Principal:  Ms. Berni Renneberg

Phone:  (250) 679-3269

Fax:  (250) 377-2247

Address:  530 Cottonwood, Chase



Chase Secondary


Principal:  Mr. Ian McGoldrick

Phone (250) 679-3218

Fax (250) 377-2228

Address:  420 Cottonwood, Chase



Kamloops Infant Development Society (KIDS)

Phone: 250-371-4140

Fax: 250-371-4120

801 McGill Road, Kamloops



This free program is for children from birth to three years of age who are experiencing or are at risk for developmental delays. It is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. It is completely confidential.



La Leche League Canada


Phone: 250-573-5671

Kamloops, BC


Kamloops Group Meetings: the last Thursday or Friday of the month.


The meeting locations are held in private homes, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  For information and meeting locations, please contact Lorna (group leader) at the above phone number and email address.



Chase Library


614 Shuswap Avenue, Chase



Days/ Hours Open:


Monday  10:00-4:00
Tuesday  10:00-4:00
Wednesday  10:00-4:00
Thursday    1:00-7:00
Friday   10:00-4:00
Saturday  10:00-4:00


Youth Against Violence Line


This is a 24-hour help line.  You do not have to tell them your name, and the information that you give them is confidential.  You can report crimes and violence, and get help.  Anyone can call for information about gangs, bullying or other problems.

This service is available in 130 languages.


Phone: 1-800-680-4264


Text: 604-836-6381


24/7 – in your language – anonymous – confidential







PAL (Partner Assisted Learning)


PAL is a community partnership program that provides free one-to-one adult literacy tutoring. PAL supports up to 20 adults, from non-readers to Grade 12 level.  They generally have challenges with the literacy skills that are needed for everyday life. Scheduling is arranged to suit the learner and the tutoring focuses on individual needs. Support is available for those with ESL challenges.  All inquiries are confidential. PAL is run in partnership with Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, Thompson Rivers University and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

Contact:  Barb Maher,


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Chase Chamber of Commerce


400 Shuswap Avenue, P.O. Box 592, Chase, BC V0E 1M0

Phone: (250) 679-8432 Fax: (250) 679-3120



Village of Chase


Mailing Address:  PO Box 440, Chase, BC V0E 1M0

Street Address:  826 Okanagan Avenue, Chase

Phone: 250-679-3238

Fax: 250-679-3070



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Chase and Area Community Profile:


Village of Chase, TNRD Area L and part of CSRD District Areas C and Electoral Area F.

The forest, agricultural and tourism industries form a strong economic base. Forestry is the dominant economic activity. The main agricultural activity is raising livestock. The soil produces hay, famous sweet corn, and other produce. Other agriculture ventures have started, including:


  • ostrich farming,


  • goat and llama production,


  • fallow deer operations and


  • ginseng production.


The Adams Lake Indian Band has 1,000 acres for organic production. Strawberries and pumpkins can be enjoyed at Pete Murray’s Corn Farm and Golden Ears Co-Op. The Cornstock Festival combines our famous corn and local musicians at the Chase Memorial Park. Fall at the Pumpkin Patch is another great family event.

Many movie and television productions have been filmed here. Thompson Nicola Regional District’s (TRND) Film Commission markets the area for production.  Many commercials have been filmed.

The forest industry center is the Adams Lake Lumber Division of International Forest Products Ltd.  Timber consists of softwoods: spruce, pine and fir.

Tourism is huge, because Chase is the first community at the beginning of the Shuswap Lakes. With over 1,600 kilometres of navigable shoreline on the South Thompson River and Shuswap Lakes, residents and visitors have some of the best freshwater recreational areas in the world. They offer opportunities for boating, water skiing, fishing and swimming.

Talking Rock Resort and Quaaout Lodge, with beautiful lake and mountain views, are owned by First Nations bands. The weeklong Squilax Pow Wow is held in the third week of July and includes all three local First Nations bands.

The lakes border many provincial parks and offer more houseboats than anywhere else in the world. The Adams River is home to the annual salmon-spawning spectacle. The major run occurs every four years and attracts up to 250,000 people during October. The Adams River also has river rafting, with great whitewater and gorgeous scenery.

There is:

  • a nine-hole golf course,


  • ball diamonds,


  • a curling club,


  • a skating rink,


  • a recreation centre, and many hiking and mountain biking trails.

In the winter, there is ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. The Skmana Lake ski trails offer 15 kilometres of groomed trails from December to March.

For the Official Community Plan, click on Village Office on the website.



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Places of Worship


Anglican United Church


845 Thompson, Chase




Catholic Church of the Blessed Sacrament

1185 Shuswap, Chase




Evangelical Free Church

295 Shuswap, Chase



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