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The fort was built in 1794 and closed in 1805 before moving a number of times along the Peace River. The fort eventually burned to the ground and today the area where the fort once stood is now a residential area.
Fort St. John is the largest city in the Northeast Region of British Columbia. The main attractions for visitors in the city is the incredible wilderness adventures offered in addition to fantastic fishing and hunting opportunities.
The city also boasts sports facilities that are open year-round and is home to the new state-of-the-art Pomeroy Sport Centre, which has two hockey rinks, a speed skating track and an indoor track for walking and/or running.
Fort St. John is also a big music city that has generated its own local musicians and attracted outsiders to perform within the community. The city was named the Music Capital of Northern British Columbia in 2009 because of the many musical performances and shows put on by musicians.
Between the many parks, trails, recreational facilities, shows, events and outdoor activities, there is never a dull moment in the historic city of Fort St. John.
Weather & Climate of Fort St John
Fort St John is unique in that it doesn’t change time with Daylight Savings - it stays the same all year long. The region follows the MST during winter and PST during the summer. As it is located on the northerly latitude, Fort St. John experiences very short daylight hours during winters and pretty long daylight hours during summers.
Temperature in Fort St. John generally hovers around the range of 16oC to 20oC (61oF to 68 oF) during summer while during winter, the mercury plummets to as low as -16 oC to -25 oC (4 oF to 13oF). The region experiences an average snowfall of 198 cm (78 inches).