Dease River First Nation

DRFN Band Office, Good Hope Lake, BCGood Hope Lake is home to the Dease River First Nation (DRFN) and is located on Highway 37, in northern BC, approximately 120 kilometers south of Watson Lake, YT, and 115 kilometers north of Dease Lake, BC. Dease River First Nation has 186 Band Members, 38 of whom live on Reserve in Good Hope Lake.

Dease River First Nation operates a store and provides direction to the Dease River Development Corporation which develops contracts with local mining companies and provides jobs for community members.

The Dease River First Nation store also supplies diesel and gasoline to government and commercial operations, band members, and the general public.

Access to Good Hope Lake is either via the Alaska Highway through the junction to Highway 37, near Watson Lake, or north on Highway 37 from Dease Lake. The closest airports are Whitehorse (512 km) for regular scheduled flights and Watson Lake or Dease Lake for charter service.


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DRFN Cultural Days


From July 21–24, 2015, Dease River First Nation hosted Dease River First Nation's Cultural Days, a celebration of Kaska Culture and Families ...

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Dease River Store & Fuel


Dease River First Nation has opened their store for diesel and gas sales. The store provides Canada Post services and community laundry facilities, in addition to selling diesel and gas.

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Dease River Development Corporation


Dease River Development Corporation has been in operation for 10 years. It is involved in forestry development and management and operates a saw mill in Good Hope Lake ...

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