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Fort Nelson


Located on the edge of the Boreal Forest, east of the northern Rocky Mountains in the Peace River region along the Alaska Highway at Historic Mile 300 you’ll find Fort Nelson. Fort Nelson is a community in northeast British Columbia within the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. It held town status prior to February 6, 2009, when it amalgamated with the former Northern Rockies Regional District to form the NRRM, becoming its administrative centre. The NRRM is the first regional municipality in the province. The NRRM is home to over 6000 residents, 4700 reside in Fort Nelson, which makes it the largest community between Fort St. John, and the Yukon border.

For Visitors, Fort Nelson offers a wide range of amenities including: quality accommodation options (hotel/motel, bed & breakfast, camping and RV sites) full assortment of stores and businesses to satisfy your shopping and service needs, recreation facilities (full facility golf course, indoor aquatic centre, bowling alley, racquetball and tennis courts, arena and curling rink), and cultural and event facilities (museum, performing arts / movie theatre, library).

On your drive through Fort Nelson keep a look out for wildlife such as caribou, bears, moose, bald eagles and peregrine.  Stop and take a dip in the Liard River Hot Springs, 245 km (152 mi) west of Fort Nelson.

Before venturing to Fort Nelson, stay and rest the night along the Alaska Highway at Charlie Lake Provincial Park!


See the links below to find out what’s going on in Fort Nelson:

Northern Rockies Travel Guide

Tourism Northern Rockies

Northern Rockies Fishing Guide

Fort Nelson Chamber