The Perks of Moving to Fort St. John

Posted by Elizabeth Chi on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 8:43am.

If you are planning on moving out to British Columbia, Fort St. John is an excellent city you should recommend. As your local Fort St. John realtor, I know all this beautiful city has to offer. One fact that makes this city so unique is the history dating back to the 18th century. This city is the oldest European settlement that was originally established as a trading post back in 1794. Fort St. John now inhabits approximately 19,000 people and is the largest city along the Alaska highway, spanning 22.7 kilometres.

The first trading post in the city was named Rocky Mountain House, which gave the town its name. In 1821, this area was renamed to Fort St. John by the Hudson Bay Company, and the name has since stuck.

In July 2018, Moneysense ranked Fort St. John as the best place to live in BC based on various criteria.  

Community Involvement

According to the city’s homepage, there are countless recreational programs you and your family could participate in. If you are interested in taking specific training courses, the city hall partakes in babysitting courses, child care first-aid classes, and water safety courses.

For the athletic souls, you can participate in yoga, swimming, tumbling, basketball and much more at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. There are also over 260 hectares of outdoors to be explored, which include 24 different parks, 17 ball fields, 2 soccer pitches, 2 cemeteries, a community forest, 15 kilometres of paved trails and 39 kilometres of sidewalks. So whether you like to compete against other teams or go for an afternoon stroll with your family, Fort St. John is an excellent place to be active and get involved.

For more information on community services or other types of involvement, please contact your Fort St. John real estate agent at 778-256-2888.

Things To Do

If you enjoy learning about history and would like to learn more about the local community, you can check out the Fort St. John North Peace Museum. Another popular attraction is the Chances Gaming Centre where adults can play poker, slots and much more.

The Lido Theatre is also a local attraction that people of all ages can enjoy. This place is much more than just a movie theatre but is also a place to attend concerts, place games, and host work parties.

Checkout https://parkbench.com/fort-st-john for more information on the local activities, events, businesses and news.  

Get Started

If you are wanting to learn more about the area or view homes for sale in Fort St. John, please contact Elizabeth Chi at 778-256-2888.

 

 

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