Community Description

The Village of Pouce Coupe (French for “cut- thumb”) is a small town in northeastern British Columbia, , and a member municipality of the Peace River Regional District. It was originally named ‘Pouskapie’s Prairie, after the name of the local native band chief. The 2.06 km² (0.80 mi²) municipality is home to 739 residents.

The community was settled by European immigrant Hector Tremblay in 1898. Mr. Tremblay, being a French speaking individual, translated ‘Pouskapie’s Prairie’ into the nearest French words of similar sound. Pouce Coupe is approximately 10 km (6 miles) southeast of Dawson Creek along Highway 2. It is approximately 35 km (22 miles) northwest of the Alberta border along Highway 2. The village is at an elevation of 655 metres (2168 ft) in the Peace River Country.

Pouce Coupe’s main industries today are petroleum, agriculture, and tourism. Popular recreational activities in the area include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hiking, and hunting. The Village claims to be The Pioneer Capital of the Peace Region.

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