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Parks & Recreation

Summer Day Camp Program 2022!

Summer day camps for kids aged 6-12 are back! Stay tuned to this page for more information regarding fees, weekly themes etc. Camps will run July 11th through August 26th based at Cottonwood Park. Space will be limited to 25 campers/week. Registration is NOW OPEN! To register come to the District office. We are excited for a fun-filled and active summer! The program is staffed by three enthusiastic leaders who will keep your young camper entertained and active all summer long. Campers will learn about science and engineering, sports, yoga and all sorts of other topics. Call us for more information at 250-996-8233.

Weekly themes include:

July 11th - 14th Mad Science 
July 18th - 22nd Find your Zen - Yoga, mindfulness and nature
July 25th - 29th Create your Masterpiece!
August 2nd - 5th Around the world in 80 days
August 8th - 12th Lake Life
August 15th - 19th Sports of all Sorts
August 22nd - 27th Outdoor Explorers

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.

With 30 trails totalling 22 kms and a vertical drop of 518 metres, Murray Ridge is a fantastic hill for skiers and boarders of all abilities. Open December through March. Full rental shop, cafe and lounge located in the lodge.
Situated on the south-west shore of beautiful Stuart Lake, Paarens Beach is a delightful small provincial park with an uncrowded campground, large beach and boat launch, it is an ideal base from which to explore the rich history and enjoy the multitude of recreational…
A fun place for families with small children, this fenced playground features a play structure, riding toys and picnic tables.
Multi-purpose fields for soccer and other sports are located at David Hoy School and Fort St. James Secondary School. These fields are used by schools as well as by community sports groups.
The main ball diamond has bleachers, concession and washrooms. A short walk away there are several other diamonds.