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Outdoor Adventures

Cross Country Skiing

Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club
250-785-0973
Contact the ski club to find out when organized races and outings are planned. The club grooms trails at Beatton Provincial Park and Links Golf Course.

Beatton Provincial Park
271 Road, Charlie Lake
12 kms of hilly, groomed trails.

Links Golf Course
119 Avenue & 86th Street
3 kms of mostly flat, groomed trails.

Peace Island Park
Mile 35, Taylor
250.789.3392 or 250.789.9295
Over 6 kms of interconnecting, groomed trails. 

Downhill Skiing

Power King Mountain Resort
Mile 122, Highway 97 South
1-866-769-5464  www.powderking.com
Powder King has some of the best snow in Canada with an average annual snowfall of 41 feet. They have 37 runs, of which 33% are beginner, 37% are intermediate, and 30% are advanced. There is one triple-chairlift and two surface lifts. Approximately 3 hours from Fort St. John.

Big Bam Ski Hill
Big Bam Road, Taylor
250-789-9150  www.bigbam.ca
The locally operated Big Bam Ski Hill is home to two large runs, a platter tow that can move 400 people per hour, a bunny hill, a half pipe and a chalet. Night skiing is also available. Approximately 15 minutes from Fort St. John.

Bear Mountain Ski Hill
Bear Mountain Road, Dawson Creek
250-782-4988 www.bearmtnskihill.com
Five minutes from Dawson Creek, the Bear Mountain Ski Hill offers a great place to enjoy a few runs. They have a T-bar lift, night skiing, and an upstairs lounge with good food and a great view of the ski hill. Approximately 1 hour from Fort St. John.

Whispering Pines
North of Hwy 64, Worsley, Alberta
1-866-685-2594  www.skiworsley.com
Whispering Pines offers both beginner and expert terrain with six main runs, nine connecting runs and two snowboard runs. There is one triple-chair lift, one handle tow and one T-bar. The hill has a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. Rentals and a chalet are also available. Approximately 2 hours from Fort St. John.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a very popular activity in the Fort St. John area.  Let your imagination lead the way as you explore a wild landscape, or perhaps a groomed trail is more to your liking.  Check out the trails listed below or stop by the Visitor Centre for maps of the trails.

Beatton Provincial Park
271 Road, Charlie Lake
The park has designated trails groomed for snowshoeing. Cost is a $5 donation.

Cactus Loop
Located 8 km down Cecil lake Road on the left hand side, opposite the Beatton Region Park
Not only are these trails active in summer, but you can access these trails in winter by snowshoe.

Community Forest
119 Avenue (Bypass Road)
Three interconnecting trails offer over 5 kms of trails. Look for the interpretive signs as you walk the trails. Stop by the Visitor Centre for a map of the forest trails.

Geocaching

www.geocaching.com
www.geotourismcanada.com

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. There are many geocaches hidden in and around Fort St. John, so get hunting!

Horseback Riding

Caremore Enterprises
250-786-0064
Located five minutes south of Pouce Coupe. They offer half day trips or by the hour options. Lessons are also available upon request. Approximately 80 minutes from Fort St. John. 

Williston Lake Resort
4696 12 Mile Road, Hudson’s Hope
250-412-2700  www.williston-lake.com
Located on the shore of Williston Lake near WAC Bennett Dam is the Williston Lake Lodge. They offer half day horseback riding trips, or up to three day overnight trips for beginner or advanced riders and now also offer fishing trips and a spa.  Approximately 80 minutes from Fort St. John.