Pouce Coupe BC
The Village of Pouce Coupe is located in a valley in the north east corner of British Columbia, 10 km southeast of Dawson Creek on Highway #2. It is only 35 km to the Alberta Border from this community and 122 km to Grande Prairie. Pouce Coupe has a population 762 (2021 statistics) with 317 occupied dwellings. In 2014 the population was 726 and 833 people in 2011. It serves a trading area of about 3000.

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The main industries of Pouce Coupe BC is agriculture and oilfield services. The highway takes you right through the centre of this community. Of the 740 residents of Pouce Coupe, most are between the age of 35-54 years with a total of 220 residents. Under 19 has a total of 190, while 55-74 years of age has a total of 145 residents. (2006 stats)

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Welcome to Pouce Coupe BC, the Pioneer Capital of Peace River Country. It was the "End of Steel" for the Northern Alberta Railway which operated between 1931 to 1974.


The first settler to call this place home was Hector Trembley who was on his way to the Yukon to dig for gold in 1898. In 1909 he set up the first trading post. The Police Barracks were established in 1917 and the first Post Office started in 1914 with C.B. Duke as postmaster. In 1921 the Red Cross Out Post Hospital was built overlooking Bissette Creek, and in 1945 the Pouce Coupe Community Hospital was opened (today is used as an extended Care Unit). The first train arrived in 1931. The name "Pouce Coupe" was taken from Chief Posscapee of the Beaver Tribe. That is one version, as there are numerous other versions of how it got its name. Pouce Coupe became a village in 1932.



Residential area, on the northeastern part of Village of Pouce Coupe, British Columbia. Another Residential Area PHOTO

Many enjoy downhill skiing, cross country skiing, skating and snowmobiling in and around Pouce Coupe. There are many service groups in Pouce Coupe including the Cubs and Scouts, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders, Royal Canadian Legion and Ladies Auxiliary, and more.

In March, one of the bigger events is the Winter Jamboree with Pancake Breakfast, Snowmobile Obstacle Races, Chili Cook-off, Curling and more.
Mud Dawgs and Trail Blazers Annual Mud Bog event is held in late May. July 1st Celebrations include the Pouce Coupe Hospital Barbecue, a Parade, Live Music, Activities at the Pouce Park, the BBQ Pig Roast and the Canada Day Fireworks at dusk. Also late November the Old Fashioned Santa Clause Parade takes place.

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