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Fort St. John
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Fort St. John offers high standard of living, abundant amenities and boundless wilderness

Fort St. John, with 20,155 residents, is British Columbia’s best-kept secret. We think we have the best of everything—recreation at our doorstep, affordable living, and big city amenities, all in a small, friendly town.

Here, you can spend less time commuting and less money on housing, and more time on recreation and really living it up. As the hub of the Peace River Region, Fort St. John is easy to get to by road or air with numerous daily flights to Vancouver or Calgary, meaning easy getaways to big cities both near and far.

In Fort St. John, it’s all about playtime. Where the city ends at our boundaries, the wilderness begins. Drive in any direction and you’ll find endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

Because we have four distinct seasons, you can enjoy a wide variety of activities from camping and lakeside fun in the summer, to sledding, ice fishing and cross-country skiing in the winter.

If the great outdoors isn’t your thing, there is plenty to do indoors. Fort St. John is a hive of creative energy with a vibrant arts and culture scene. The North Peace Cultural Centre is home to a 413-seat theatre, an art gallery, and numerous local dance, music and performance groups. There are many indoor recreational options, too, such as an indoor speed skating track, running track and three hockey rinks. And, of course, an indoor pool, curling rink and an indoor field house.

Fort St. John, the economic hub of the region, is rich with employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Oil and gas, forestry, agriculture, and mining operations and support rule our local economy. Our standard of living is among the best in Canada, with the highest average household income in B.C. and the fifth highest across Canada.

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Created by BCBusiness in partnership with City of Fort St. John