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Prince George property values dip slightly in 2023

In the next few days, owners of almost 250,000 properties throughout North Central BC can expect to receive their 2024 assessment notices, which reflect market value as of July 1, 2023.

“Most North Central home owners can generally expect to see assessment changes in the range of about -10 per cent to +10 per cent when they receive their notices in early January, but with some exceptions depending on the community,” said North Central BC Deputy Assessor Teria Penner. “Compared to previous years, the region’s real estate market has mostly softened and that is reflected with the 2024 property assessments.” 

As B.C.’s trusted provider of property assessment information, BC Assessment collects, monitors and analyzes property data throughout the year.

Overall, North Central BC’s total assessments increased from about $90.4 billion in 2023 to over $95.2 billion this year. A total of about $1.72 billion of the region’s updated assessments is from new construction, subdivisions and the rezoning of properties. 

The North Central BC region encompasses approximately 70 per cent of the province: stretching east to the Alberta border, north to the Yukon border, and west to Bella Coola including Haida Gwaii and to the south, just north of Clinton.  

The summaries below provide estimates of typical 2023 versus 2024 assessed values of properties throughout the region.  These examples demonstrate market trends for single-family residential properties by geographic area:*​ 

Single Family Homes Changes by Community

2023 Typical Assessed Value

as of July 1, 2022

2024 Typical Assessed Value

as of July 1, 2023 



100 Mile House $405,000 $382,000 -6%
Burns Lake $235,000 $222,000 -5%
Bella Coola $232,000 $238,000 +2%
Chetwynd $267,000 $254,000 -5%
Dawson Creek $280,000 $277,000 -1%
Fort St James           $199,000          $207,000 +4%
Fort St John $343,000 $335,000 -2%
Fraser Lake $204,000 $194,000 -5%
Granisle $81,000 $100,000 +24%
Hazelton $251,000 $256,000 +2%
Houston $256,000 $261,000 +2%
Hudson’s Hope $187,000 $204,000 +9%
Kitimat $345,000 $344,000 0%
Mackenzie $161,000 $174,000 +8%
Masset $209,000 $225,000 +8%
McBride $197,000 $201,000 +2%
New Hazelton $192,000 $212,000 +11%
Northern Rockies RM $142,000 $146,000 +3%
Port Clements $171,000 $187,000 +9%
Port Edward $296,000 $283,000 -4%
Pouce Coupe $194,000 $209,000 +8%
Prince George $450,000 $438,000 -3%
Prince Rupert $443,000 $409,000 -8%

Queen Charlotte   (Haida Gwaii​)

$232,000 $283,000 +22%
Quesnel $328,000 $330,000 0%
Smithers $497,000 $490,000 -1%
Stewart $157,000 $179,000 +14%
Taylor $226,000 $207,000 -8%
Telkwa $445,000 $421,000 -5%
Terrace $461,000 $448,000 -3%
Tumbler Ridge           $151,000          $180,000 +19%
Valemount $344,000 $337,000 -2%
Vanderhoof           $325,000          $319,000 -2%
Wells $151,000 $159,000 +6%
Wil​liams Lake $395,000 $381,000 -3%

*All data calculated based on median values. 

These examples demonstrate market trends for strata residential properties (e.g. condos/townhouses) by geographic area for select North Central ​BC urban centres:* 

Strata Homes


Changes by Community

2023 Typical Assessed Value

as of July 1, 2022

2024 Typical Assessed Value

as of July 1, 2023



Prince George           $249,000          $252,000 +1%
Fort St John           $201,000          $195,000 -3%
Dawson Creek $214,000 $173,000  -19%
Kitimat $231,000 $271,000 +17%
Smithers $365,000 $375,000 +3%
Terrace $225,000 $216,000 -4%
Williams Lake $166,000 $174,000 +5%

*All data calculated based on median values. 

BC Assessment’s website at includes more details about 2024 assessments, property information and trends such as lists of 2024’s top valued residential properties across the province. 

The website also provides self-service access to a free, online property assessment search service that allows anyone to search, check and compare 2024 property assessments for anywhere in the province. Property owners can unlock additional property search features by registering for a free BC Assessment custom account to check a property’s 10-year value history, store/access favourites, create comparisons, monitor neighbourhood sales, and use our interactive map. 

“Property owners can find valuable information on our website including answers to many assessment-related questions. Those who feel that their property assessment does not reflect market value as of July 1, 2023, or see incorrect information on their notice, should contact BC Assessment as indicated on their notice as soon as possible in January,” said Deputy Assessor Teria Penner. 

“If a property owner is still concerned about their assessment after speaking to one of our appraisers, they may submit a Notice of Complaint (Appeal) by January 31, for an independent review by a Property Assessment Review Panel,” adds Penner. 

The Property Assessment Review Panels, independent of BC Assessment, are appointed annually by the provincial government, and typically meet between February 1 and March 15 to hear formal complaints. 

“It is important to understand that changes in property assessments do not automatically translate into a corresponding change in property taxes,” said Penner. “As noted on your assessment notice, how your assessment changes relative to the average change in your community is what may affect your property taxes.” 

Have questions? 

Property owners can contact BC Assessment toll-free at 1-866-valueBC (1-866-825-8322) or online at During the month of January, hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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