Recreation & Leisure Guide

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the quarterly Recreation and Leisure Guide has been temporarily replaced with monthly calendars. The Recreation Team has come up with a variety of safe programs to keep you busy this month! From fitness, to art, to outdoor activities - there is sure to be something for everyone!

Once the calendars are published, the content does not change. All changes, additions, and cancellations are posted below and on the City of Fort St. John - Recreation Facebook page.

Cancellations:

  • All fitness classes including Aquafit
  • Country Dance classes
  • Youth event at Amazing Escapes
  • Adult Snowshoe tour

November calendar

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December calendar

 Coming soon.

Find out more information regarding:

Agents of Discovery

Dates: All Fall/Winter
Time: At participants leisure 
Location: Fish Creek Community Forest
Ages: Targeted for children ages 6-14
Cost: Free download on App Store and Google Play

Make your next Fish Creek Forest adventure even more enjoyable and download the Agents of Discovery on your device! After downloading, head to the Community Forest to get active while learning about our local outdoor environment. Participants are able to download their missions before leaving home so there is no Wi-Fi required. For more information about the app and how to use it visit Agents of Discovery website

StoryWalks

Enjoy the outdoor, fresh air and a good story. Story pages will be posted along the trails on each location described below for families to walk and read together at your leisure. 

Date

 Description

Location

December 1 - 6 

Christmas Children's book

Toboggan Hill

Camp

Half Day Holiday Camps

Date: December 21 - 30 (no camp Dec 24, 25, 26, 27, 28)
Time: 9am - 2pm
Ages: 5-10 (must be enrolled in Kindergarten) 
Location: Pomeroy Sport Centre (upstairs meeting room)
Cost: $35/ half day
Registration: Pre Register only - online at fortstjohn.ca/activenet, call 250-785-4592 or in person at the Visitor Centre 

Do you need a few hours to go shopping? Wrap presents? Clean? Cook? Prepare the house for holiday guests? We've got you covered! Drop the kids off at the Pomeroy Sport Centre for this festive half-day camp while you get ready for the holidays! Campers will keep busy with safe activities including games, Christmas crafts, skating, Christmas movies, and more! NOTE: Parents/guardians will be e-mailed a schedule and additional information (INCLUDING COVID-19 PROTOCOLS) about 1 week prior to camp. Please ensure an up-to-date e-mail is left on account and call 250-785-4592 if you do not receive this e-mail in advance. No peanuts or nuts in lunches. Campers are required to come prepared with all their own items (ie. skates, swimming gear, indoor shoes, etc.). Questions or comments can be directed to camp@fortstjohn.ca

Fitness and Dance classes 

As a result on the new revisions on the Provincial Health Order issued on November 19, all fitness and dance classes will be cancelled until further notice.

National Days

Stay tuned for future National Day activities. 

Youth Events, Programs, Courses and Youth Advisory Council

Youth Advisory Commitee (YAC)

Date:  December 8
Time: 
3:30pm
Ages: 
12-18
Location: 
 Pomeroy Sport Centre

This past winter the YAC hosted a Youth Conference that was enjoyed by many students from School District 60. Do you want to be a part of planning the 2021 conference? We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 3:30pm in the Pomeroy Sport Centre. For more information call 250-787-5791 or email communitydevelopment@fortstjohn.ca

Stay Safe

Date:  December 8 - 17 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 4-6pm
Location: North Peace Leisure Pool - Meeting Room
Cost: $87.48
Registration: Pre-registration per class is required. Great for ages 9-13.
The Stay Safe! program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth's capacity to improve his or her own safety. Whether in their community or on their own, this group will be given better tools to Stay Safe in a variety of different situations. For more information contact the North Peace Leisure Pool at 250-787-8178

Standard First Aid CPR-C

Date:  December 13
Time: 9am-6pm
Location: North Peace Leisure Pool - Meeting Room
Cost: $232.14
Registration: Pre-registration per class is required. 

16 hour first aid and CPR course that covers topics such as cardiovascular/breathing emergencies, sudden medical emergencies, injuries to head/ neck/ spine and musculoskeletal injuries. Canadian Red Cross Blended First Aid is accepted By WorkSafe BC as Equivalent to OFA Level 1. This course requires 8 hours of online training and 8 hours of in class skills assessments.

Emergency First Aid CPR-C

Date:  December 13
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: North Peace Leisure Pool - Meeting Room
Cost: $138.00
Registration: Pre-registration per class is required. 

8 hour first aid course, participants will acquire the skills to recognize and respond to cardiovascular/ breathing emergencies, choking, and bleeding. Canadian Red Cross Blended Emergency First Aid is accepted By WorkSafe BC as Equivalent to OFA Level 1. This course requires 4 hours of online training and 4 hours of in class skills assessments.

Special Events

There are no special event until further notice.

Skating

Free Skating on Sundays! 

This is all possible thanks to PETRONAS! Sessions can be pre-booked online at www.fortstjohn.ca/activenet or by calling 250-785-4592. Masks are mandatory.

Swimming

Free Swimming on Sundays! 

Free swimming sessions on Sundays thanks to NorthRiver Midstream. Masks must be worn at all times, except while swimming and on the pool deck.

To book online visit fortstjohn.ca/activenet 

About the Guide

The City of Fort St. John Recreation & Leisure Guide is a quarterly publication that highlights all programs, events, courses, and activities put on by the Recreation & Leisure Services Department. The guide also features information on parks, facility bookings, bylaws, and contains a community directory for organizations that offer specific recreation and leisure programs.

The Recreation & Leisure Guide is only available online; however, hard copies are available for viewing at the North Peace Leisure Pool and Fort St. John Visitor Centre (inside the Pomeroy Sport Centre).

Publication Dates

Guides are released four times per year and are named in conjunction with the seasons. Program registration opens on the release date (unless otherwise noted). They are released on the following dates:

  • Winter (January - March) Released December 1
  • Spring (April - June) Released March 1
  • Summer (July - September) Released June 1
  • Fall (October - December) Released September 1

Note: if the release date falls on a weekend, the guide will be released on the following business day.