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 $341,000