Fort St John, BC

The City of Fort St John BC is located on the northeast part of British Columbia, which is also part of the Peace Country. It is located 75 km north of Dawson Creek or 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Fort St. John BC has a population of 20,155 (2016 stats) up 8.3% from the 18,609 of 2011. Serving a trading area of over 69,000. There are a total of 9,480 dwellings.

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The economy of Fort St. John BC is primarily oil and gas. Also forestry and agriculture play a big part for this community including tourism and hydroelectric power generation. There are over 300,000 tourists that travel through the area on the Alaska Highway each year. The Alliance Pipeline from Northeast British Columbia to Chicago, USA, has benefited Fort St. John (3100 km natural gas pipeline). The Canfor/LP Peace Valley OSB Plant has come on stream in the fall of 2005 and is the largest OSB in the world. It is owned by Canfor Corporation and Lousiana-Pacific Corporation and produces 820 million sq.ft. of 3/8" panel annually. It employs approximately 140 people.

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Fort St. John was established in 1794 as the first trading post and the oldest non-native settlement in British Columbia. In 1821, when the Northwest Company amalgamated with the Hudson's Bay Company and the Fort (known as Fort d'Epinette) it was renamed Fort St. John. In 1905 the Northwest Mounted Police established their post in Fort St. John. In 1913 there were only about 30 settlers living here and a few years later the telegraph arrived. The first school was built in 1923. In 1951 oil was first discovered which led to the discovery of the Westcoast Energy's 1st natural gas field. It wasn't until 1958 that the Pacific Great Eastern Railway arrived. Fort St. John became a city in 1975. The Alaska Highway begins at Dawson Creek, British Columbia "Mile O, and continues on through the Yukon and into Alaska for 1500 miles. It was started in World War II, as a route to transport equipment from Canada and the United States. The highway took eight months to complete and opened in 1942. Fort St. John's population exploded in 1942 from 200 to more than 6000.

Pomeroy Sport Centre formerly known as the Fort St John Enerplex (above photo) a multi-use facility. Opened in the fall of 2009. A 3 storey facility with two National Hockey League sized ice rinks, speed skating oval, 340 metre walking/running track. It also has 12 dressing rooms and conference rooms, and also is home to the Fort St John Visitor Centre.

View inside Sports Centre: Hockey Rinks PHOTO, Speed Skating Oval PHOTO, Walking Track PHOTO.

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Something quite unique are the Sports Holograms posted along one of the hallways of the Sports Centre in Fort St John.

FORT ST JOHN EVENTS: In January Fort St John celebrates the High on Ice Winter Carnival. April has the Peace River North Festival of Performing Arts. Each May the Peace River Zone Theatre Festival takes place. July 1st the Celebration continues with the Canada Day Celebrations. Also in July many enjoy the Doig River Rodeo and Dane-Zaa Days. August is the North Peace Fall Fair as well on the August long weekend is the Great Canadian Welding Competition. There are many things to do in and around Fort St. John, from mountain biking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, bowling and a whole lot more.

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Totem Mall includes over 40 stores: Staples, Marks Work Wearhouse, Coles Book Store, Ernies Sports Experts, Reitmans, jewelry, clothing stores, and shoe stores, restaurants, including the Aurora Cinema Centre. (Some stores have changed over the years). Located next to Highway 97. 9600-93 Avenue. 250- 785-3537. Smaller Malls include the Northgate Mall at 10434-100 Street and the Co-op Mall located at 9831-98A Avenue.

Fort St John Airport: The first airport in Fort St. John was built in 1938. It is now located on the east side of the city only minutes from downtown.

Residential area on the northern part of Fort St John along 112 Avenue.

Fort St. John Airport website Newspapers: The Alaska Highway News, VIEW PHOTO daily newspaper publishes Monday thru Friday. Established in 1940, circulation of about 3840. 9616-98 Street. (250) 785-5631. Northeast News, free weekly paper. ceased operation on February 2016.

Radio Stations: Include: CKNL FM The Bear 101.5 (PHOTO CKNL), Moose FM 100 .1 FM, SunFM 98.5 FM, CBC 87.7 FM, Sunrise Radio 92.5 FM.

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