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Parks & Recreation

Parks and Playgrounds

Fort St. James has a number of parks and playgrounds. We believe that parks are important to making the community what it is. Check out what outdoor activities are available in Fort St. James! If you love wilderness camping, hunting or trekking, our forests provide a vast expanse of wilderness for you to discover.

Fort St. James truly is a four season community. Have fun at the Municipality's Parks facilities all year round

Year Round Events

Community groups organize many events throughout the year. There is always something to do and experience in the Fort.

Located at 1995 Lakeshore Drive in Fort St. James, Cottonwood Marina offers sheltered mooring and boat launch for your recreational watercraft. We offer reasonable monthly rates, and a 10% discount if you prepay for the full season. Open mid-May through mid-September. Contact…
The Fort’s flagship park, Cottonwood Park is on the lakeshore, with easy access from downtown. It’s the home of many of the area’s special events, including Canada Day and the Caledonia Classic Dog Sled Race. Amenities at Cottonwood Park include: Sandy beach, washrooms and…
This community park features a children’s play area, tennis courts, playing field and washrooms.
Fort St James KDL Bike Park is an amazing Skills Park that has fun pump track, technical features area, flowy jump lines, slope style features and trail all built into just under 2 acres. This bike park is a must for bikers of all ages.
Mount Pope is a day-use park popular with hikers and rock climbers. A 6.5 km hiking trail to the peak provides a panoramic view of Stuart Lake and the mountains to the north. Thirty-nine climbing routes have been documented. Natural values of Mount Pope park include rare plants…