Recreation & Leisure Guide

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, many programs, events and courses in our Recreation and Leisure Guide have been cancelled or postponed. 

Looking for something to do at home during the cancellations? Click below to try "Boredeom Busters"! These challenges, game ideas, videos, and more are available on the City of Fort St. John - Recreation Facebook page!

Summer Programming

Summer is here and so is our Summer programming! Although this summer is going to look a little different than most, 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!

View the entire calendar here

Changes & Additions to our summer programming

Once the calendar is 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.

  • Pop Up Park Play scheduled for July 2 is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.

Outdoor Summer Walking Challenge

Dates: All summer - July & August
Location: Kin Park
Times:
All Day
Cost:
Free

Hit your favourite trail system or park to get your steps in for the Summer Walking challenge! That’s right, this walking challenge is going outdoors! Use the provided tracking sheet and record your progress. Fitness prize packs will be awarded for the individual who spends the most time walking and the most distanced walked. This is a self-tracked honour system. Participants are welcome to track their distance with technology but must only record distances walked during outdoor walking time. Random prize draws will be done for other individuals who submit their tracking sheets. Get your own tracking sheet here.

Agents of Discovery
Dates:
All Summer
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.

Pop up Park Play
Dates: Thursdays in July & August
Location: Rotating City Parks (see schedule)
Times:
10am-12pm
Cost:
Free

Join the Recreation team every Thursday morning at a different City Park for safe activities. This program is free but will be cancelled in the event of poor weather.

  • Pop Up Park Play scheduled for July 2 is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.

Date

Activities

Location

Address

July 2

Nature Search & Find

Matthews Park

87 Avenue & 91 Street

July 9

Paper Airplanes

Tot Lot

91 avenue & 76 Street

July 16

Obstacle Courses & Relay Races

Estates Park

113 -114 Avenue & 95A Street

July 23

Rock Painting (Bike Track)

Kin Park

116 Avenue & 93 Street

July 30

Bubbles & Sidewalk Chalk
(Agents of Discovery)

Community Forest

119 Avenue Via Northern Lights College

Aug 6

Teddy Bear Picnic

Triangle Park

112 Avenue & 104 Street

Aug 13

Kite Kits

Panorama Ridge

88 Street and 114 Avenue

Aug 20

Sports Skills and Drills

Carriere Park

82 Street & 95 Avenue

Aug 27

Scavenger hunt

WI Centennial Park

110 Avenue & 104 Street

Friday Photo Challenge
Dates: July 3 – August 28
Cost:
Free

A location of a photo in the Peace Region will be released every Friday on Instagram and Facebook and we want YOU to go check out these beautiful stops.

What’s the challenge? You’ve got to go find these spots for yourself and take a photo to show us you were there. Post your photo on Instagram, Facebook, and hashtag your photo #FridayPhoto and tag @fsjcity . Photos can also be submitted via e-mail to recreation@fortstjohn.ca

Participants who visit all destinations will be entered to win a grand prize draw and participants who post various locations will be entered to win random participant draws. All photos must be posted before August 30.

 

Crafty Saturday
Dates: July 4 & 18, August 8 & 22
Location: Online (City of FSJ Rec Facebook Page)
Cost:
Free

Check the City of Fort St. John Recreation Facebook page for different craft ideas to do at home! Instructions will be posted and you simply follow along from home. Crafty Saturday is a Boredom Busters program. All participants who submit pictures of their creations will be entered to win a prize pack!

Bodyweight Bootcamp in the Park
Dates: Mondays in July 
Location: Centennial Park - Stage
Times:
9:15am
Cost:
Free

Join Fitness instructor Julie for bootcamp every Monday morning from the Centennial Park stage. This will be a bodyweight program with no equipment. This class is free for the public, all you have to do is bring your own mat (or towel), a water bottle, and dress in comfortable activewear. Participants will be required to be spaced out appropriately.

Storywalks

Each Storywalk will be put up for a two- week period.

Date

 Description

Location

July 6-20

Regular Storywalk (Children's Book)

Mathews Park

July 20-Aug 2

Sign Language Storywalk (Each stake is a different letter in American Sign Language)

Fish Creek

Aug 10 - 24

Regular Storywalk (Children’s Book)

Garrison Landing

Aug 24 –
Sept 4

Fun Fact Storywalk

Surerus Park

  

Fitness walks (with Engage Sport North)
Dates: Select Wednesdays July (8/22) & August(5/19)
Location: Fish Creek Community Forest
Times:
5:30-7:30pm
Cost:
Free

Join the crew from EngageSport North for fresh air and equipment free stations to get your daily exercise in! Fitness walks will start at the trailhead behind Northern Lights College.

 

Sunday Sketching

This one is for the artists! Love to draw, colour, or sketch? Visit the City of Fort St. John Recreation Facebook Page on July 12 and 26 and August 9 and 23 and we will release something that we want you to bring to life! You can draw this at home with felts, or go outside for inspiration and sketch what you see. Post pictures of your illustrations and be entered to win prizes!

 

Yoga in the Park

Dates: Tuesdays in July 
Location: Centennial Park - Stage
Times:
12pm
Cost:
Free

Head to Centennial Park every Tuesday this summer for a FREE yoga class between 12-1pm. Bring your own mat and water bottle. Equipment will not be provided for this session. Participants will be required to be spaced out appropriately at the instructor’s discretion. Beginners are welcome! Note: No class August 11

 

National Day events

 Content will be released soon

 

 

Spring Recreation and Leisure Guide

Changes & Additions

Once the guide is 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.

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.