Fort St. John Area Attractions


North Peace Cultural Centre

the Cultural Centre is the hub of the arts community in Fort St. John. It is home to a 413-seat theatre, Peace Gallery North, and the Fort St. John Public Library.

Beatton 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, snowshoeing.

W.A.C. Bennett Dam

Visit the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and witness an incredible engineering feat! Located on the easern 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 Dinasaur Lake, named 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.

Dinosaur Lake

This manmade lake created during the construction of the two dams is now a recreation area with a boat launch and hiking trails.

Peace River Scenic Viewpoint

Pack a lunch and eat it while enjoying the breathtaking view of the magnificent Peace River Valley at the south end of 100th St.

The World's Largest Glass Beehive

Guided tours offer a close look at the Queen and her kingdom. Fascinating for children and adlults alike!

The Fort St. John - North Peace Museum Complex

A fascinating walk through history where you trace the steps from casts of prehistoric fossils to man's presence in the area.Visit the many displays including a trappers cabin, Finch's Store, a one room hospital and a school. Museum staff are able to provide guided tours with sufficient notice. 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 and 3 interpretive trails make this a fun, educational walk. For guided tours, contact Canfor at 250-785-8906.