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City of Fort St. John

The Energetic City is located in the heart of the Peace River country. Fort St. John has grown with opportunity since the completion of the Alaska Highway and is now the region’s largest service centre.

Check out this video from the people at Destination BC of the Fort St John High on Ice Festival





The High on Ice Winter Festival is an annual celebration held in Fort St. John over the Family Day long weekend. The festival features a variety of winter-themed events including professional ice carving and ice slides in Centennial Park.


Fort St. John’s recreation complex is an impressive multisport facility featuring an Olympic-sized indoor speed skating oval, two NHL-sized ice surfaces, a walking track, and the Energetic Learning Campus. During the summer months, the ice comes out and the floor sees many uses from events to lacrosse and ball hockey action!

All year-round, the Northern Vac Walking Track is FREE to use – come stop by for a walk and see this world-class facility!


The facility consists of a leisure pool and a 25 meter 6 lane lap pool, waves, a rapid channel, spray and squirt features and a 3 and 1 meter dive platforms. Other amenities include two full size water slides, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, family change rooms, cardio fitness room and a meeting room.

The lap pool has 6 lanes. The shallow end is 1 meter (3.6 feet) deep and 3.7 meters (12.1 feet) at the deep end. There is also a 3 meter and 1-meter dive platforms. Other amenities include two full-size water slides, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, family change rooms, cardio fitness room and a meeting room. An independently operated concession is also available. The facility is fully accessible for people with limited mobility. The City of Fort St. John and the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) are committed to providing quality service to the residents of the PRRD who enjoy the use of the North Peace Leisure Pool.


The North Peace Cultural Centre has been the hub of arts and community in Fort St. John since it opened its doors in June of 1992. Host to a Theatre, Café, Library and Art Gallery, The Cultural Centre offers a broad range of services to the community and is an important meeting place for a variety of community events, seminars and conferences. We are a non-profit organization that relies on the donations from the community to thrive and are governed by the North Peace Cultural Society.

The staff of the Centre are professional, courteous and friendly and will try to accommodate all your performance or event needs.


If outdoor adventure is more your speed, you have come to the right town. There are boating and fishing opportunities here on rivers and lakes only minutes from town. The local golf course is only a few blocks from downtown.  In winter there are cross country ski trails at the golf course and more trails at Charlie Lake (a 5 minute drive). There are also hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and snowmobiling trails in town and in the vast provincial parks just outside of town. Quadding here has become a verb. Hop on your quad and go for a ride on many of our trails. It’s a blast.

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