Fort St. John, British Columbia
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City Profile & Statistics
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.
658 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, Alberta
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
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