Fort St. John, British Columbia

Fort St. John, British Columbia

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Fort St. John was established in 1794, making it the oldest European-established settlement in British Columbia. The town’s slogan is “The Energetic City” and Fort St. John lives up to this in more way than one. Fort St. John’s diverse landscape allows for an array of activities such as fishing, hiking, golfing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Fort St. John even has its own motocross course, minutes from the town’s centre.

Fort St. John is also a hub for agriculture, forestry, and oil and gas industries. As one of the largest cities on the Alaskan Highway, Fort St. John is constantly attracting new opportunities.

  Population: 18,609

658 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, Alberta

437 kilometres north of Prince George, British Columbia

 January Average Temperature: -14.2° Celsius

 July Average Temperature: 15.7° Celsius

Education: 14 Elementary Schools and 3 Secondary School

Top Industries: Forestry, Oil and Gas, Agriculture


Major Local Events: The Great Canadian Welding Competition, High on Ice Festival, Energetic Amazing Race

Cost of Living Fort St. John vs. Vancouver: $20,539 vs. $31,147

Local news printed in the Alaska Highway News

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