New Year's Eve Fireworks

The City of Fort St. John host the annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks! No need to stay up until midnight to ring in the new year - children and families can enjoy an early display at 8pm, December 31. This entertaining show will be launched from the field northeast of the Fort St. John Hospital.

The launch area is closed off to the public, however you will be able to find a great viewing spot at one of these designated viewing locations:

  • Surerus Park parking lot: Park your vehicle and enjoy the show from your car! Accessible parking is available at this location.
  • Anne Roberts Young Elementary School: Limited parking available. Once the lot is full, head to Surerus Park.
  • Viewing area on 112 Ave (purple area as shown on the map): Bring your lawn chair, blanket and walk to the best seat in the house across the street from the launch area! Park your vehicle at Surerus parking lot and use the pedestrian crossing lights to access the walking trail behind the hospital - it's about a 7 minute walk to the viewing area. No vehicles are allowed in this viewing area.
  • If your home faces the launch area you can watch them from home! Gather your friends and family and enjoy the show.

DO NOT PARK at the Fort St. John Hospital, Peace Villa, or Birthing Centre parking lots. These areas are ONLY for staff, patients and emergencies. Street parking is not permitted on Northern Lights Drive and temporary no-parking zones are in effect along 112 Avenue, 86 Street and 83 Street during the event. Follow the direction of traffic control staff and signs so that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable evening.

Have pets or livestock? Here are a few tips to keep them safe:

  • Make sure your pet is licensed and wearing identification. Loud noises might cause your dogs to break out or run away.
  • Create a safe space.
  • Stay with them and keep them indoors.
  • Offer a distraction: Giving your dog a bone or a treat will keep them happily distracted.