Columbia River (electoral district)

Columbia River (electoral district)

Columbia River was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia from 1966 to 1986. The riding's predecessor, which was named Columbia, appeared on the hustings from 1903 to 1963. The successor riding in this region is the current Columbia River-Revelstoke riding.

For other historical and current ridings in the region see Kootenay (electoral districts) and Okanagan (electoral districts).



Population, 1966
Population change, 1966–1986
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)

Political geography

Notable elections

Notable MLAs

Electoral history

Note: Winners in each election are in bold.

28th British Columbia election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Social Credit James Roland Chabot 1,563 58.45% unknown
     Liberal Robert Keenleyside 634 23.71% unknown
     New Democrat Chris Madson 477 17.84% unknown
Total valid votes 2,674 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 21
Turnout %
29th British Columbia election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal William Richard Batten 726 22.47% unknown
     Social Credit James Roland Chabot 1,818 56.27% unknown
     New Democrat Ian David Jack 687 21.26% unknown
Total valid votes 3,231 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 26
Turnout %
30th British Columbia election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Social Credit James Roland Chabot 1,814 45.35% unknown
     New Democrat Thomas Hutchison 1,573 39.33% unknown
     Liberal Stanley Lim 190 4.75% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Michael Joseph Walsh 423 10.58% unknown
Total valid votes 4,000 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 58
Turnout %
31st British Columbia election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Social Credit James Roland Chabot 2,800 59.93% unknown
     Liberal Joseph Hadley Conroy 507 10.85% unknown
     New Democrat Orlando Pecora 1,365 29.22% unknown
Total valid votes 4,672 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 70
Turnout %
32nd British Columbia election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Social Credit James Roland Chabot 4,830 52.21% unknown
     New Democrat Sandra Helen Mary Smaill 4,421 47.79% unknown
Total valid votes 9,251 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 157
Turnout %
33rd British Columbia election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Social Credit James Roland Chabot 6,385 53.94% unknown
     New Democrat Don Duff 5,232 44.20% unknown
     Liberal Michael Gordon Hendren 220 1.86% unknown
Total valid votes 11,837 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 159
Turnout %
34th British Columbia election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Betty A.B. Aitchison 672 6.36% unknown
     Social Credit Duane Delton Crandall 5,178 48.98% unknown
     New Democrat Ralph Jones 4,722 44.66% unknown
Total valid votes 10,572 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 127
Turnout %

After the 1986 election, the riding was merged with part of the Shuswap-Revelstoke riding to form Columbia River-Revelstoke, which is the current riding for this region.


Elections BC Historical Returns

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