Fort Nelson

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A Genuine Northern Encounter

Fort Nelson, a thriving northern community, is located at Mile 300 of the Alaska Highway and at the confluence of the Prophet, Muskwa, and the Fort Nelson Rivers. The economy is based on natural resources and is increasingly emphasizing area services and tourism. It is home to North America's largest gas processing plant and one of BC's largest forest products plants. Fort Nelson is the gateway to the northernmost reaches of the world famous Rocky Mountains, where the rugged wilderness promises incredible scenery and unforgettable encounters - whether you journey 50 feet from the Alaska Highway or 50 miles into the peaks and valleys of the vast back country. The lakes, rivers and streams in the area make for good fishing and the area is well known for its diversity of wildlife, which includes moose, black and grizzly bear, mountain sheep, goat, caribou, elk, lynx and wolf. It is also home to bald and golden eagles, great horned owls and peregrine falcons. This region is well-known destination for fishing and hunting and is becoming a back country recreation destination for hiking, white-water rafting and other wilderness pursuits.

Where are we...

Fort Nelson is located 892 kilometres (554 miles) north of Prince George on Highway 97.


422 metres (1,385 ft) above sea level.


City: 4,188


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Area Guides...

Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre (May 16 - Sept 4)
Bag 399
Highway 97 North - Recreation Centre
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0
Tel: (In Season)
Tel: Ext. 240 (Off Season)

Northern BC Tourism Association
P.O. Box 2373
Prince George, B.C. V2N 2S6
Toll Free:

Web Links...

Northern Rockies Regional District & Town of Fort Nelson
Northern Rockies Alaska Highway Tourism Association
BC Adventure - Fort Nelson

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