About BC Natural Resources Forum

The BC Natural Resources Forum (BCNRF) has grown over the past 21 years to become Western Canada's largest multi-sector resource conference bringing First Nations, Government, and the Natural Resources Sector together to discuss opportunities, innovative solutions and success stories.

Save the Date 22nd Annual BC Natural Resources Forum | January 14-16, 2025

The BC Natural Resources Forum offers a positive, non-partisan arena to discuss and learn first-hand the latest news, trends and opportunities within the resource sector in BC and across Canada. 

The Forum annually hosts a large contingent of federal, provincial, and local government leaders, as well as continuing strong interest, support and attendance by Indigenous leaders, representatives from resource developers and service and supply sectors that are the foundation of our resource economy.

The BC Natural Resources Forum:

  • Is Northern BC’s largest and best-attended resource conference, attracting over 1,400 delegates;
  • Features an impressive line-up of high-profile and respected speakers; and
  • Includes a sold-out trade show providing exceptional networking opportunities.

20th Anniversary of BC Natural Resources Forum

The 2023 event marked the 20th Anniversary of the BCNRF with the theme: how BC is contributing to an innovative, responsible, and respectful international natural resource sector. The Forum presented a 20th Anniversary video to mark the occasion. Revisit the video and previous programming below. 

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  • A conference that brings together Indigenous communities, industry and the government is always a great way to get a pulse on the current environment. The BC Natural Resources Forum did just that and we will be back next year!  

    -Angela MacKinnon, Tree Time Services Inc. Indigenous Engagement Manager
  • The BC Natural Resources Forum provided a unique environment to reconnect with familiar faces, meet new industry professionals, and develop comradery with others in your sector. 

    -Vincent Wickham - Economic Development Manager, Saik'uz First Nation
  • The BCNRF24 event was a really great way to learn more about the current state of affairs with the Natural Resource sector in BC from a range of different perspectives in this space, especially from First Nations groups. It provided me and my organization with new insights on directions forward to sustainable, progressive, and responsible economic development in BC's North, where there is enormous potential for everyone if we can seize this opportunity together

    -Dr. Cassidy Rankine, Global Change Scientist, Planet Labs Canada