city of Fort St. John is the hub of Northeastern British Columbia,
serving an area population of over 50,000. The visitor will find
all the amenities in the city including excellent shopping, the
North Peace Cultural Centre with the Public Library, live theatre,
and Peace Gallery North.
St. John is the oldest non-native settlement in the BC mainland.
A visit to the local museum will take you back to this first settlement
and beyond; the scattered Indian villages, explorers and fur traders.
Creek Community Forest contains three interpretive walks full
of various types of vegetation, birds and small animals. For the
outdoor lover, the areas around Fort St. John abound with endless
opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, skiing and
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information & photos courtesy of the City of Fort. St. John
693 metres (2,274 ft.)
January high: -11'c low: -19'c. • July high: 22'c low: 10'c.
precipitation - 296mm/yr • snowfall - 198 cm/yr
frost free days - 115 - one of the top three cities in BC for
hours of sunshine
Garden in Centennial Park
Industries: agriculture, forestry, oil & gas, tourism and
Fort St. John is 75 km (47 mi.) north of Dawson Creek on Highway
97 and 88 km (55 mi.) east of Hudson's Hope on Highway 29. The
area is serviced by air and bus.
Facilities: North Peace Leisure Pool, North Peace Arena, Fort
St. John Curling Club, golf courses, hiking, wildlife viewing,
bird watching, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, backcountry
adventure tours, viewpoints, & recreation centre.
sculpture from the 2007 High on Ice Winter Carnival
Attractions: Fish Creek Community Forest, Historic Museum, Mackenzie
Monument, Oil Derrick (41 m/136 ft), Peace River Scenic Viewpoint,
W.A.C.. Bennet Dam, World's Largest Glass Beehive, North Peace Cultural
Centre & Peace Gallery North, Centennial Park,Charlie Lake, Heritage
Kiosk Walking Tour, Fireplace Ceramic Studio
- High on Ice Winter Carnival April - Peace River North Festival of Performing Arts May - Kennel Club Dog Show, Peace River Zone Theatre Festival July - Canada Day Celebrations August - Great Canadian Welding Competition, North Peace
Fall Fair November - Santa Claus Parade
Visitors can choose to stay in any one of the many hotels
located within the city limits or one of several Bed & Breakfasts
or Campgrounds located within minutes of the city.
Information: City of Fort St. John Visitor Centre
9523 - 100 Street, Fort St. John, BC, Canada, V1J 4N4
Ph: (250) 785-3033 Toll Free: 1-877-785-6037
Fax: (250) 785-7181
9523 - 100 Street Fort St. John, BC V1J 4N4
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