City of Bonners Ferry

Idaho's Most Friendly Town!

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How to participate in City Council meetings:

Meetings on Tuesdays, Twice Monthly – 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 176 727 634

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

CURRENT NEWS

  • The City is seeking proposals for a consultant to assist with a comprehensive plan rewrite and code reform, check out the Employment page for more information on this opportunity.

 

  • The City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.  Meetings begin at 6:00 pm, unless otherwise posted.  The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.  The Mayor and Council encourage participation in the meetings during the public comment period.  Those members of the public who wish to have an item agendized for the Council to consider as asked to provide your topic to the City by 10:00 am the Thursday before the meeting.  Typically the agenda is posted by Friday, the week before City Council meets.

Welcome to the City of Bonners Ferry!

Bonners Ferry grew out of a river crossing for prospectors heading to gold discoveries in Canada in the 1860’s. It is the county seat of Boundary County, with a population of about 2,500 of Idaho’s friendliest people. The quaint downtown has been revitalized with pedestrian friendly street upgrades, improved parking, and a new visitors center. It is a city that respects its past and is proactive towards the future.

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The county is bisected by the Kootenai River, a major tributary of the Columbia River. The river’s course between two great mountain ranges created the resource rich valley that was the ancestral home of the Kootenai Tribe. Today, this great floodplain is an agricultural gem, growing such diverse crops as hops, wheat, canola and nursery trees. Forested mountains lie beyond the river valley, giving our county its unique picturesque beauty. Lumber and related forest products have been the mainstay of the economy since the settlement of the area. The additional benefits from the National Forest lands include camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing and snowmobiling. The recreational opportunities in our county are limitless.

We look forward to seeing you in Bonners Ferry. Our home is your home and we hope you will stay awhile. If you have any questions, please call 208-267-3105.