Fort St John

The City of Fort St. John is actively working to attract those who want to relocate to northeastern B.C. to plant roots and raise families

The City of Fort St. John is ‘The Energetic City,’ and it lives up to it, both in its booming energy sector and in the relative youth of its workforce and community.

The City of Fort St. John is actively working to attract those who want to relocate to northeastern B.C. to plant roots and raise families. It’s the youngest community in B.C. with its impressive average annual household income of $128,400. When you factor in house prices that average about $375,000, the appeal is obvious.

As well as the oil and gas industry, Fort St. John has thriving forestry and agricultural industries. We are leaders in conservation: the City has the northernmost passive house in North America and a micro-hydro project that generates energy from the treated effluent as it flows downhill.

We have been in the energy business for over 200 years. We understand natural resource extraction and we are committed to doing it right. We live here, our children live here and we want to continue to enjoy this beautiful region for generations. Vibrant healthy economies can make important environmentally responsible decisions.  We believe in leveraging economic opportunities at the same time not diminishing our children and grandchildren's opportunity to do the same.

The City of Fort St. John supports the responsible development of energy in our region and we believe it needs to have a lasting benefit for the community.  It is not selfish to want a sustainable community for our residents, children and grandchildren and that is a goal we all share. We have the ability and the responsibility to protect and promote our loved ones and our community.

“As BC’s Energy Capital, we produce energy every day and get it safely to the end users.  We also know that the cheapest and easiest form of energy comes through conservation and with our initiatives, we were named Clean Energy BC’s Community of the Year in November of 2017.  We are pretty proud of that,” states Mayor Lori Ackerman. 

“We’re the NG in LNG, we are global citizens and we take a planned and principled approach to our community because we are the Energetic City.”

To learn more, please visit: fortstjohn.ca/energy-literacy