Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)
Fort St. John is located in the only open prairie region of British Columbia, so there's no shortage of cross-country skiing opportunities.
Upon winter's arrival, the local Whisky Jack Nordic Ski Club sets and maintains trails at Beatton Provincial Park and Fort St. John Links Golf Course. Outdoor adventurers can break free of groomed trails systems and venture out along the area's endless flat terrain. Whether traversing set cross-country ski trails or alternate routes, skiers should dress in layers and bring along extra clothing. Winter temperatures average between -18˚C/1˚F and -6˚C/21˚F, and sudden weather change is common.
Cross-Country Ski Beatton Provincial Park
Take the whole family cross-country skiing along Beatton Provincial Park's 12km/7.5mi of forested trails. Wide groomed trails and set tracks provide plenty of cross-country skiing opportunities catered to various levels of skill and experience.