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City of Fort St. John

About

The energy is incredible in Fort St. John – The Energetic City! Why energetic? Well, for a few reasons. “The Energetic City” reflects our large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture as well as the vitality and spirit of our residents.

Located in the heart of the majestic Peace River country, Fort St. John supports a trading area of more than 69,000 people in the City and outlying service region. The population is dynamic and the second youngest in the province.

Early pioneers built Fort St. John into the largest city in British Columbia’s northeast region. Since its beginning in 1794 as a trading post, Fort St. John has continuously grown with the completion of the Alaska Highway in 1942 and the discovery of high-grade oil in 1951, setting the city’s course as British Columbia’s Oil and Gas Capital.

As Fort St. John continues to grow, so does our supply of retail and other businesses. Our friendly, small town feel is matched with big city amenities, creating a fantastic combination for many to call home. You will find many unique shops throughout the city along with many national chains.

Fort St. John is a great place to visit and play, and offers a uniquely rich concentration of cultural activities and outdoor adventures. Fort St. John offers top-notch recreation facilities and being “The Energetic City”, has hundreds of events taking place every year that entertain people of all ages and interests.

Fort St. John is a great place to visit and play, and offers a uniquely rich concentration of cultural activities and outdoor adventures. Fort St. John offers top-notch recreation facilities and being “The Energetic City”, has hundreds of events taking place every year that entertain people of all ages and interests.