Riondel is a village of approximately 300 people in British Columbia. It is the most northerly community on the East Shore.
From 1950, Riondel was a bustling, thriving mining town until 1972, when the Bluebell mine closed for good. Most people moved on to other nearby towns, while the older employees stayed in Riondel and retired. Riondel became a popular retirement community; at one time it had more seniors per capita than any other postal code in Canada.
Today Riondel is a tidy village with streets, streetlights, a lakeside campground, beach, community center, playground, cable TV system, 9-hole golf course, grocery and liquor store, cafe, and pub. The Riondel Golf Course offers a 9-hole, Par 3 course located on Galena Bay Wharf Road