Stewart BC  - Hyder Alaska
Fort St. John BC
Highway 97
Alaska Highway

North Eastern British Columbia’s Recreation and Industrial Centre

Fort St. John is a community of around 19,000 people that has a nicely diversified economy which has recently become the supply centre for British Columbia’s quickly growing oil and gas Industry. The whole region has around 60,000 inhabitants and is blessed with abundant forests, lakes and rivers as well as a vibrant agricultural sector. Located in the heart of majestic Peace River country the area has a long history of pioneer spirit and exploration.

Founded in 1794 as a trading post during the western expansion of what is now Canada, the city grew quickly after the completion of the Alaska Highway in 1942. The area features unique terrain for British Columbia with gently rolling hills and river valleys being the main features. Wildlife includes elk, moose deer and bears that attract the attention of ecologists and hunters alike from all over the province and from Europe. Eco-adventures are a growing source of income for outdoor operators who are aware of the growing demand for professionally guided top class tours.

Fresh water fishing is a real draw with superior walleye fishing in Charlie Lake and Arctic Grayling and Rainbow Trout in the Peace River tributaries. Makes for a great shore lunch. Hikers will enjoy the network of trails Beatton Provincial Park and Charlie Lake Provincial Park where numerous camp-sites are available. Winter sports include snowmobiling and cross-country skiing on Graham-Laurier Provincial Park trails that will take you out to the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

There is a vibrant arts community in Fort St. John as well as a great selection of restaurants and accommodations for all tastes and for the avid golfers there are three wonderful courses in the city to choose from. Enjoy the great outdoors!

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