Peace River Valley

Camping along the Peace River

(Albert Normandin photo)

Fort St. John

Bird Watching

Bald Eagles in a tree

Fort St. John's location in northern British Columbia makes it an excellent place for bird watching, especially during the spring migration period.

In early spring, snow buntings are occasionally seen flying roadside as they head north. As well, the Beatton River Valley is known for nesting gyrfalcons, and lucky birders to some of the Fort St. John's lakes may even spot a trumpeter swan.

Bird Watching at Provincial Parks

Charlie Lake, just 10-15 minutes north from Fort St. John, is a great option for bird watchers. Spend time walking along the Charlie Lake wetland trails next to Rotary Park and Jackfish Dundees Pub. Ducks Unlimited, in partnership with the Charlie Lake Conservation Society, developed these trails, which during spring migration period (May and June) are rife with a variety of water birds. Try out trails at Beatton Provincial Park and Charlie Lake Provincial Park and listen for songbirds in the trees.

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