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Peace River Valley

Camping along the Peace River

(Albert Normandin photo)

Fort St. John

Boating & Sailing

Sailboat (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Sailboat (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Experience the pristine and uncrowded waterways of Fort St. John by sailboating, jetboating, windsurfing, or paddling.

Explore the varied geography of North Peace Country (encompassing Fort St. John), marked by the Rocky Mountains, boreal forest, and the Mackenzie river system, the longest river system in Canada. Charlie Lake accommodates exhilarating windsurfing and sailing, as well as relaxing kayaking and canoeing. Boating in Northern British Columbia is best enjoyed during the warm summer months, June through September. Boat rentals are available at two local operators in town.

Lake Boating in Fort St. John

Charlie Lake, large enough for all types of boating activity is the closest lake to Fort St. John north along the Alaska Highway. Choose from three main boat launches at Beatton Provincial Park, Charlie Lake Provincial Park, and Rotary Park.

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