Rentals

To ensure fair and equitable facility use, the City distributes available space according to Council Policy No. 117 - Recreation Facility Allocation Policy [PDF - 595 KB]. Unallocated time slots and cancelled bookings are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Council sets rental rates through the Community Services Fees and Charges Bylaw [PDF - 290 KB]

Booking Methods

Assisted

For all facilities, except the North Peace Leisure Pool:

For the North Peace Leisure Pool:

Self-directed (temporarily unavailable) 

Request a facility booking online, learn how by watching the video below.

Allocation Process

The City of Fort St John works responsibility to manage its recreational spaces equitably to meet current and future demands for both organized and casual participants. 

The City will coordinate, schedule, and operate the recreation facilities to ensure optimum usage and programming for regular user groups through allocation processes. 

Groups or organizations requesting to reserve space at the recreational facilities must adhere to the Council Policy No. 117 - Recreation Facility Allocation Policy [PDF - 595 KB] and submission dates. 

Allocation Categories and Dates

Allocations occur for the following groups; the dates listed below are approximate timelines and may occasionally change to meet the needs of our growing recreational demands or for internal requirements.

Email Reservations if you would like to be added to the allocation email group or missed receiving an allocation package.

Ice Allocation

  • Regular Season - September 1 to March 15
    • Allocation Packages emailed: May 1
    • Requests due: May 15
    • Allocation meeting: June 15 (approximately)
    • Schedule published: August 1 - Tentative, September 15 - Confirmed
  • Spring Season - March 16 to April
    • Allocation Packages emailed: October 1
    • Requests due: October 15
    • Schedule published: October 30
  • Summer Season - August
    • Allocation Packages emailed: April 1
    • Requests due: April 15
    • Schedule published: May 1

Fieldhouse Allocation

  • Regular Season - September 1 to February 28
    • Allocation Packages emailed: May 1
    • Requests due: May 15
    • Allocation meeting: June 15 (approximately)
    • Schedule published: July 1
  • Spring and Summer Season - March 1 - August 31
    • Allocation Packages emailed: October 1
    • Requests due: October 15
    • Schedule published: October 30

Fitness Allocation

  • Fall - October to December
    • Allocation Packages emailed: July 1
    • Requests due: July 15
    • Schedule published: August 1
  • Winter - January to March
    • Allocation Packages emailed: October 15
    • Requests due: November 1
    • Schedule published: November 15
  • Spring and Summer - April - September
    • Allocation Packages emailed: January 15
    • Requests due: February 1
    • Schedule published: February 15

School District 60 Allocation

  • Regular - September to June
    • Allocation Packages emailed: May 1
    • Requests due: May 15
    • Allocation meeting: June 1 (approximately)
    • Schedule published: August 1 - Tentative, September 15 - Confirmed
  • Field Trips - October - June
    • Allocation Packages emailed: September 15
    • Requests due: October 1
    • Schedule published: October 15

Dry Floor Allocation

  • Regular Season - April to August
    • Allocation Packages emailed: November 15
    • Requests due: December 1
    • Schedule published: December 15

Outdoor Fields Allocation

  • Spring and Summer - May to October
    • Allocation Packages emailed: February 15
    • Requests due: March 1
    • Allocation meeting: March 15 (approximately)
    • Schedule published: April 1 

*NEW - Food Truck Stall Allocation

With the completion of construction on the Festival Plaza, the Food Truck stalls located on the plaza site are available for booking through an allocation process.

  • 2021 Season *Currently accepting allocation requests*

Process

  1. Fill out a Food Vendor Stall Application form [PDF - 268 KB]
  2. Complete the form and email it to Reservations or drop it off at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. There are several additional documents required before the approval of any bookings:
    • A copy of your food permit
    • A copy of your business license
    • A copy of your insurance(s)
    • A copy of your OH&S Program as required by WorkSafeBC
    • A copy of your COVID-19 Safety Plan as required by WorkSafeBC
    • A copy of your gas installation permit, or gas certificate as required by Technical Safety BC

All applicants should review the following documents:

User Group Categories

The City of Fort St. John uses a benefit-based approach to set fees per category of user group.  The following are the four categories of user groups:

Youth Public Recreation

A non-profit organization organized and operated for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, and/or recreation. 75% of the membership must be 18 years of age or under to qualify for youth status. Examples include Girl Guides, Scouts, and Minor Sports groups.

Adult Public Recreation

A non-profit organization organized and operated for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, and/or recreation. Groups that do not meet the "75% under the age of 18" bylaw would qualify for adult status. Examples include Fort St. John Recreation Hockey or North Peace Potter's Guild.

Private Group

A private patron (individual) or organization requesting the use of a facility for a private function where no profit is being generated for use by that group would qualify for private status. Examples include family reunions, weddings, picnics, church congregation activities, or a service club annual general meeting.

Commercial Entity

A company requesting the use of a facility for its own profit would qualify for commercial status. Examples include an entertainment promoter, local radio station, travelling circus, or the NHL Old-timers Promotional Show. This also includes other levels of government.

Special Event Permits 

There are many events, festivals, celebrations, games and gatherings in Fort St. John that are classified as special events. Any event or activity occurring on municipal property (green spaces, parks, streets, sidewalks and parking lots) will need to submit a permit application. If your organization is looking to host a special event on municipal land, this is your first stop!  The Facility Allocation Clerk will assist you in obtaining and providing the appropriate documentation to ensure your event will go without a hitch. Remember, permit applications should be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks before the event.