July 17, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort St. John, Recreation Sports
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I absolutely love how bright and warm our summer nights are! Lately, the sun hasn’t set until 10 o’clock so the light evenings provide plenty of time for leisure activities. It seems the longer the sun is out, the later I stay up so my sleep has been lacking, but I feel that I truly am making the most of my summer. The last couple of nights after I’ve gotten off work, I have hit the paved walking trails that surround Fort St. John. During the evenings, the trails are flooded with people walking, running, biking, and rollerblading. These paths are also very popular spots for dogs and strollers. The extensive trail system extends for over 10 km with a variety of starting points and many interpretive signs. My favourite area of the route extends north on 100th street and then west towards the west by-pass road because the path is surrounded by lush vegetation. With summer in full-swing, the countless shades of green can be enjoyed while getting some exercise. The other night, I saw several beautiful wild roses, bluebells, and many other colorful flowers that I unfortunately couldn’t identify. Moose, beavers, and birds also occupy the area, so I suggest always being out on the lookout for wildlife! It’s great that I can enjoy the wilderness while walking on a paved trail right inside the city’s limits.