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.