July 07, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort St. John, Gardens
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Fort St John is a city of many parks; we have everything from open fields, to children’s playgrounds to lush gardens. My personal favourite are the gardens.
Just beside the local Visitor Centre (near the North Peace Leisure Pool) there is a lovely raised square garden. Cut into quarters by paths and playing host to eight separate benches (each in its own nook of foliage), this garden is one of my favourite places to eat lunch and take refuge from the busy environment that I work in. I usually sit on the bench underneath a white lilac bush and often am accompanied by various other locals each having staked out his or her own favourite bench in the sun or shade.
The garden is in bloom all summer and is carefully maintained meaning that no matter when you are in Fort St John, so long as the ground is snow free (late April-early October), there will be charming growing things to keep you company as you find solace in the Centennial Park Garden.