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Fort St. John, BC

Fort St. John is a city in northeastern British Columbia, part of the Peace River Regional District.  It is one of the largest cities along the Alaska Highway with its 22 square km. Originally established in 1794, as a trading post, Fort St. John is the oldest European-established settlement in present-day British Columbia. The municipal slogan is, Fort St. John: The Energetic City.



Home to approximately 17,000 residents, the population has increased little in the last 25 years but is significantly younger than the provincial average.  The age average is 32 years old.



Cool humid continental climate, encompassing frigid winters and warm summers, with wind blows averaging 13 km.  Fort St. John shares the same time with the province during the summer and is one hour ahead during the winter.  Because of its northerly latitude, residents experience long daylight hours in the summer.  



Renting:  New to relatively new one to two-bedroom apartment starting at $750.

Housing:  Two to three bedrooms with one bathroom starting at $300K. 


Education - Daycare centers, Schools and College

State-of-the-art education is provided through School District #60 (Peace River North) and Northern Lights College Campus. 


Daycare centres– 25 

There are 16 elementary schools, 3 high, 2 French immersions, one alternative, one trade school and one college.


Health Care

A team of physicians provide care in two hospitals and one residential care.



Sports and Leisure

Centennial Park:  Swimming/pool, separate arenas for adults and children, curling ring, outdoor water park and speed skating oval.

Pomeroy Sport Centre:  Two ice rinks, indoor speed skating oval, 340 meter lonog walking track.

Sports:  Backcountry, cat and heli skiing:  One hour drive - Snowmobile:  just up the mountains – Cross-country skiing – 50 areas.

Leisure:  Theatre, hunting, fishing, hiking trail, and camping.

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