Early pioneers built Fort St. John into the largest city in British Columbia's northeast region. This region attracts European travelers with wilderness and eco-adventures, as well as hunting and fishing enthusiasts.
The cities general area lies on the Great Interior Plains and is rich in natural resources as well as agricultural outputs. More grain, forage, seed and honey is produced here than anywhere else in BC.
Fort St. John is also the oldest non-native settlement in the BC mainland. A visit to the local museum will take you back to this first settlement and beyond; the scattered Indian villages, explorers and fur traders.