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Welcome to Fort St. James, British Columbia. Discover your history. Come to work. Come to play. Fort St. James welcomes you!

Founded by Simon Fraser in 1806 on the shores of beautiful Stuart Lake, Fort St. James is the gateway to a chain of rivers and lakes that traverse 400 kilometres of central British Columbia. The population of the Fort St. James area, including the municipality itself, rural areas and First Nations, is approximately 4,500 people.  There is an established forest industry, a growing mining sector and a growing tourism industry.

Year round outdoor and indoor recreational opportunities include hiking and biking trails, soccer and ball parks, golf, fishing, hunting, water-skiing, canoeing, swimming, sailing and boating, alpine and Nordic skiing, skating, hockey, curling, snowmobiling, dog sledding and camping. Cultural opportunities include a Public Library, the Community Arts Council, an amateur theatre company and a movie theatre.

Few towns are more proud or more aware of their history. The Fort St. James National Historic Site, the ancient burial site of Carrier Chief Kwah, Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, and the monument to legendary bush pilot Russ Baker are of great interest to residents and visitors alike.

RECENT NEWS

Joint Press Release- District of Fort St. James and CUPE

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 The District of Fort St. James has long enjoyed a respectful and supportive relationship with their employees, appreciating the hard work they undertake daily in moving [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|

Fall Newsletter

The fall edition of the Fort Flyer is now available. Fall NEWSLETTER 2018 The Fort Flyer is published twice a year and is included with Utility Bills. If you have any questions about anything in [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|

Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment

District of Fort St. James Municipal Council is considering an amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 738, 2001. The amendment affects Division Two-Definitions and Division Three-Regulations. The amendment to Division Two-Definitions includes the addition of a [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|

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