Arrow in Fort St. James, BC

The home base for your career

About Fort St. James

Fort St. James is located on the unceded territory of Nak’azdli Whut’en, 52km north of Vanderhoof, BC, on the shores of Stuart Lake, and is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Stuart Lake is 65 miles long and boasts world-class char and rainbow trout fisheries. Along with the fisheries, there is also ample hunting in the area for deer, moose, bear, and elk. There is a national historic site located in town which was a Hudson’s Bay trading fort and is a must-see. The community is approx. 1600 people and is surrounded by incredible camping and hiking sites; it’s a great place to call home if you love the outdoors. There are two elementary schools, one high school, and a college satellite location. Fort St James has all the amenities a person needs, and it is a short drive to the northern capital Prince George for anything else you may want.



Snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing, hockey


Mountain biking, fishing, hiking, camping, boating, swimming, paddle boarding, hunting, golf, rock climbing


2 Grocery stores, restaurants, gym, department stores, gas station, library

Average Temperature

Month High Low
Jan -6° C -14° C
April 10° C -2° C
July 22° C 9° C
Oct 9° C 0° C

Quick Facts

Housing Affordability

House (Median)


Average Rent

$900 – $1,600

City Facts




K-12, CNC campus

Getting Here

Air: Flight into Prince George then 1hr 45min drive

Road: Turn on HWY27 off HWY16 5 minutes west of Vanderhoof. Approx. 1hr 45min from Prince George, BC.

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