Come check out the Public Library (opened in 2006 in celebration of the community’s bicentennial) with its friendly atmosphere and open study space. Located at 425 Manson Street, the library carries a wide selection of books and research material for all ages and free Internet access is available.
Greensides Chainsaw Carvings
Famed chainsaw artist Glenn Greensides has three of his early works prominently displayed in Fort St. James. An RCMP officer is located at the police detachment; a prospector is at the Visitor Information Centre, and a logger stands as a worker’s memorial at the municipal office.
Community Arts Council/Pope Mountain Arts
The Community Arts Council of Fort St. James presents music and visual arts presentations several times a year. They operate the Pope Mountain Arts centre which provides a venue for performance, art shows, workshops and educational opportunities.
Music On the Mountain Festival
Presented by Music on the Mountain Society, this three-day annual music and arts festival features original and independent music and art from all over BC, Canada and around the world. Check out the fantastic food vendors, artisans and visual artists. Bring along the kids for children’s workshops and activities.
Always entertaining, the Music Makers of Fort St. James are an amateur theatre company that presents several shows each year at the Music Makers Hall.
Fort St. James Farmers’ Market is open on Friday afternoons, May through September. You can purchase produce, baking and crafts produced by local and regional farmers and artisans.
Annual Craft Fair
The craft fair held each November at Fort St. James Secondary School has dozens of artisans and vendors showcasing their wares. It’s a great place to start your Christmas shopping and support local and regional talent.