Regional Highlights in Exploration

Highlights from each region include annual exploration expenditures and number of projects. Data from previous years can be found below.

2016 Regional Highlights

Region Number of Projects Mineral Exploration Expenditures (C$ millions)
North Central (formerly Omineca) 47 29
Northwest (formerly Skeena) 79 84
Northeast 10 9
South Central (formerly Thompson-Okanagan-Cariboo) 35 43.5
Southwest (formerly Coast) 26 2
Southeast (formerly Kootenay-Boundary) 62 37.4
Total 259 204.9

2015 Regional Highlights

Region Number of Projects Mineral Exploration Expenditures (C$ millions)
Omineca 39 39.6
Skeena 38 117
Northeast 9 31.3
Thompson-Okanagan-Cariboo 14 30
Coast 26 3.7
Kootenay-Boundary 68 50.8
Total 194 272.4

2014 Regional Highlights

Region Number of Projects Mineral Exploration Expenditures (C$ millions)
Omineca 35 42
Skeena 54 161
Northeast 16 50
Thompson-Okanagan-Cariboo 18 30
Coast 35 5
Kootenay-Boundary 64 50.4
Total 222 338.4

2013 Regional Highlights

Region Number of Projects Mineral Exploration Expenditures (C$ millions)
Omineca 44 102.5
Skeena 82 201
Northeast 21 81.6
Thompson-Okanagan-Cariboo 19 48.2
Coast 42 7.2
Kootenay-Boundary 59 35.5
Total 267 476

2012 Regional Highlights

Region Number of Projects Mineral Exploration Expenditures (C$ millions)
Omineca 70 163.5
Skeena 82 285
Northeast 19 109.3
Thompson-Okanagan-Cariboo 31 50
Coast 44 17
Kootenay-Boundary 54 55
Total 300 679.8