FORT ST. JAMES, BRITISH COLUMBIA
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City Profile & Statistics
Fort St. James is a charming district located between the Rocky and Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, carrying an abundance of history. Formerly, it was one of the first fur trading posts built in the province. In present day, Fort St. James is known for its geographic icons of Stuart lake and Mount Pope. Many of the town’s recreational activities in the summer focuses around Stuart Lake, including boating, swimming, wakeboarding, fishing, etc. Biking and hiking are also popular summer activities given the beautiful landscape. You can also wind down the day by enjoying its natural hot springs, or ordering a pint of premium craft beer in a local brew pub. In terms of climate, you can expect to enjoy hot summers and mild winters. Fort St. James is easily accessible by road and by private planes. The central part of town can be easily walked.
342 kilometres southwest of Mackenzie, British Columbia
January Average Temperature: -8.6° Celsius
July Average Temperature: 14.6° Celsius
Education: 3 Elementary Schools, a High School, an Adult Education Centre, and a College
Top Industries: Mining/ Mineral Exploration, Forestry, Agriculture, and Tourism
Major Local Events: Murray Ridge’s Slush Cup & Bathtub Race, Stuart Lake Fishing Derby, and the Cottonwood Music Festival
Closest Airport: Prince George Airport
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