In June 2018, the Province of British Columbia held a series of nine community meetings in the Canadian Columbia River Basin to seek residents’ input on modernization of the Columbia River Treaty (Treaty). The timing of the meetings coincided with the beginning of Treaty negotiations between Canada and the United States. The purpose of these meetings was to provide an update on negotiations, and seek Basin residents’ input on what key issues should be considered during these negotiations.

During the June meetings, there were requests to hold a session for communities near the headwaters of the Columbia River. The Province held an additional meeting in Invermere in December 2018.

The input received from all 10 meetings is summarized in the Columbia River Treaty 2018 Community Meetings Summary Report. To download or view the report, click the link below.

All presentations and materials shared at each meeting are on this page.

The Province is inviting feedback on this report to ensure it reflects what was said at these meetings. If you notice something missing from the report, have questions, or would like to share further comments on Treaty issues that are not captured in this report, please send them to the B.C. Treaty Team via:

  • Email: ; 
  • Mail: Columbia River Treaty Team, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, PO Box 9314 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9N1; or
  • Message the Treaty Team through the Columbia River Treaty Facebook page.





Meeting Materials


Community Interests


Meadow Creek – June 11, 2018


Jaffray – June 12, 2018


Creston – June 13, 2018


Castlegar – June 14, 2018


Nelson – June 15, 2018


Valemount – June 18, 2018


Revelstoke – June 19, 2018


Golden – June 20, 2018


Nakusp – June 21, 2018


Invermere – December 5, 2018