General Info about Fort St. John and Area
Charlie Lake Provincial Park
Only 6 km North of Fort St. John, this park has 37 campsites and has a developed beach, boat launch, fishing, playing field, hiking, and walking trails. Famous for walleye and northern pike. In winter, enjoy cross country skiing, ice fishing and snowshoeing.
W.A.C. Bennett Dam
Visit the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and witness an incredible engineering feat! Located on the eastern tip of Williston Lake, it is constructed with rocky debris from a glacial moraine left from the last Ice Age. Visit the Visitor's Centre at 250-783-5211 for details on tours and information on generating electricity.
Peace Canyon Dam
This dam is located at the outlet of the Peace River Canyon and is 23 km downstream from the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, reusing the same water. Behind this Dam is a reservoir called Dinosaur Lake, names for the evidence of dinosaur fossils discovered during the dam's construction. Contact the Visitor's Centre at 250-783-9943 for fascinating information about the area as well as models of the dinosaurs.
This manmadelake create during the construction of the two dams is now a recreation area with a boat launch and hiking trails.
The Fort St. John - North Peace Museum Complex
A fascinating walk through history where you trace the steps from prehistoric fossils to man's presence in the area. Visit th many displays including a trappers cabin, Finch's Store, a one room hospital and a school. Local pioneers come in as tour guides. The museum gift shop offers books on the area's local history as well as many unique gifts. Call 250-787-0430 to arrange a tour.
Fish Creek Community Forest
Located 2 km Northeast of town, self-guided tours with trail guide books and three interpretive trails make this a fun and educational walk.