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Community Profile

We're a working community. We've always been involved in the mining industry, and coal is at the core of our community.  But we're more than metallurgical ore; we're a group of people who are united in interests, activities and place.  Sparwood was originally a collection of five coal mining communities. During the 1960's, the communities were consolidated into one area or District, called Sparwood, in homage to the history of trees harvested in the area intended for use as masts on ships.

The original logo for the area possessed five stars, one for each of the consolidated communities. Today, however, the new logo possesses only one star, indicative of a community prepared to continue moving forward as one, proud of their past, and intent on their future.

Sparwood is situated in the Rocky Mountains of south eastern BC. Our location offers a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities, stunning vistas, and all the fresh elements naturally afforded in a spectacular mountain setting. 

For a complete overview on our incredible Rocky Mountain mining community, download and view our Community Profile.

Downloadable Files:
The District of Sparwood Community Profile [PDF]12.38 MB