Fish Creek Community Forest

The Community Forest project was developed through the British Columbia Ministry of Forest's Community Forest Program. Fish Creek Forest provides an opportunity for the people of Fort St. John to actively take part in the integrated management of a forest. 

Trail System

Three interpretive trails help residents become familiar with the plant life and wildlife of the area and provide an excellent recreational opportunity year-round.

Anatomy Trail

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • 500m in length
  • Green Path

Silviculture Trail

  • 830m in length
  • Blue Path

Multi-Purpose Trail

  • 4,283m in length
  • Red Path

Click for the Community Forest Trails Map

Agents of Discovery

In 2017, the City launched an augmented reality mobile game called Agents of Discovery to play and discover the world around you. Unlock hidden geo-located challenges that can only be solved through exploration and discovery.

There are currently over 10 challenges in the Fish Creek Community Forest that are fun and interactive for all ages and over the next few months we will add more challenges.

The app uses no cellular data after the mission has been downloaded and is a great way for kids and adults alike to merge technology and recreation! For more information visit agentsofdiscovery.com

Trail Guidelines

  • No motorized vehicles are permitted on the trails
  • Keep to the right when approaching oncoming trail users or being passed
  • Use trash receptacles provided
  • Be courteous towards other trail users
  • Use the trail in a safe manner and be aware of possible wildlife encounters

Dog Etiquette

  • Dogs must be on a leash.
  • Clean up after your dog baggies and trash receptacles are provided. Failure to leash or pick up after your dog is a $100 fine.

Wildlife Encounters

  • Wildlife encounters are common in this area and moose are known to frequent the trails. Please remember these tips while using the trails:

  • Avoid surprising wildlife by making noise or traveling in a group
  • Stay away from an animal’s feeding site
  • Any changes in wildlife behaviour may mean that you are too close
  • If you do encounter a bear - do not turn your back and run - speak calmly yet firmly while trying to appear larger and back away slowly. If the animal is aggressive, throw things at it. If attacked, FIGHT BACK!

Please be aware!

Fish Creek is a natural area which is not maintained on a regular basis. All users entering this area do so at their own risk and should be aware that hazards may exist. Hazards may include: uneven, wet and/or slippery trails, obstacles such as stumps, rocks, roots and holes, wildlife, streams and creeks, trees and vegetation (including poisonous or toxic plants). There are no water stations on the trails so please carry enough water for your group. Report serious hazards to the City of Fort St. John by calling 311.