|Columbia-Shuswap Regional District|
Location in British Columbia
|Named for||Columbia River, Shuswap Lake|
|Administrative office location||Salmon Arm|
|• Type||Regional district|
|• Body||Board of Directors|
|• Chair||Kevin Flynn (City of Salmon Arm)|
|• Vice Chair||Rhona Martin (E)|
|• Electoral Areas|
|• Land||28,929.19 km2 (11,169.62 sq mi)|
|Time zones||UTC−8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (PDT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
The Columbia-Shuswap Regional District is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia, located in the Southern Interior region on the Trans-Canada Highway between Vancouver and Calgary, Alberta. The regional district borders the Province of Alberta across the Rocky Mountains.
Columbia-Shuswap regional district comprises the regions known as the Shuswap Country, which focuses around Shuswap Lake and lies to the north of the Okanagan region, and the northern part of the Columbia Country, namely the "Big Bend" of the valley of the Columbia River from the Town of Golden to the historic City of Revelstoke, British Columbia. (Revelstoke is sometimes referred to as being in the North Kootenay, Golden is usually thought of as being part of the East Kootenay sub-region, the Columbia Valley). The Canada 2006 Census population was 50,141, spread over a land area of 28,929 square km and a water area of over 2,000 square km. The regional district's offices are in Salmon Arm, near the southwest corner of the regional district.
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