Fort St. John

Quick stats …

  • 21,000
  • 13.5 hours from Vancouver
  • %

In the area …

4-bed, 4-bath home close to schools
MLS: R2391538

CAD$ $389,900 MLS Listing

While many know Fort St. John as the oil and gas capital of B.C., many might not realize it ranks as the best city to work in the province. In a recent B.C. survey of 36 cities, Fort St. John led in both average household income and average household incomes for those under 35: the median household income was $139,305, while young people earn an average of $123,744 per year.

Fort St. John is known for its other resources, such as natural gas, forestry, agriculture and tourism. And in addition to more jobs in Northern B.C., affordable housing prices— with a median price of $341,000 — certainly make it a buyer’s market. And many of its residents are young, with an average age of 31, hence they work hard and play harder.

Known for its breathtaking views of its mountain peaks, rivers and valleys, Fort St. John is all about playtime. Where the city ends, the wilderness begins. Drive in any direction and you’ll find endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits, from camping and lakeside fun in the summer, to sledding, ice fishing and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Fort St. John Stats
Building Permit Value (2017) 
$54.7 million 
Average price of a single-family house

Work: Fort St. John is a resource town. Oil & gas, forestry, agriculture and mining operations rule the local economy. Major employers include Shell Canada Ltd., Canfor, Peace River OSB and Spectra Energy.

Play: In Fort St. John it’s all about playtime! You can enjoy a wide variety of activities from camping to lakeside fun in the summer, to sledding, ice fishing and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Culture: Fort St. John is a hive of creative energy with a vibrant arts and culture scene. The North Peace Cultural Centre is home to a 413-seat theatre, an art gallery, and numerous local dance, music and performance groups. There are many indoor recreational options, such as an indoor speed skating track, running track, three hockey rinks, an indoor pool, curling rink and field house.

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Note: Population is listed by either municipality or region. Sample listing represents a home near the median average selling price in 2017. Real estate trend metric uses B.C. Assessment data for value and includes sales of all property types.