Recreation & Leisure Guide

Fall Programming

Our Fall programming is now available! 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!

Click the calendar to view the PDF.

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.

  • Outdoor Bootcamp scheduled for September 14 has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

 

Fall Indoor/Outdoor Walking Challenge

Dates: All Fall - September to November
Times: All Day
Cost:
Free

We are open and welcome you to hit the Northern Vac Track for another Walking Challenge! Track your kilometres on the tracking sheet provided below. All participants who reach the benchmark will be entered to win a the grand prize draw and all participants will be entered into random prize draws! Note: sessions on the Northern Vac Track must be booked in advance. Can’t get to the track? Log your hours when you walk outside! This is a self-tracked honour system. Participants are welcome to track their distance with technology but must only record distances walked during outdoor/indoor walking time. Once completed, email your tracking sheets to recreation@fortstjohn.ca

 Get your own tracking sheet here:

 Questions? Email recreation@fortstjohn.ca

 

 

 

Agents of Discovery

Dates: All Fall
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

 

Pop up Park Play
Dates: Thursdays in September
Location: Rotating City Parks (see schedule below)
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.

Date

Activities

Location

Address

September 24

Forestry Week: Nature Fun

Mathews Park

92A Street and 87 Avenue

 

Bodyweight Bootcamp in the Park

Dates: Mondays in September
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. Limited to 30 participants.

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

Date

 Description

Location

September 4 - 18

The kissing hand - Children's book 

Mathews Park

September 20 - October 4

The Lorax - Children's book 

Fish Creek Community Forest

  

Fitness walks (with Engage Sport North)
Dates:  September 2, 16 and 30
Location: Fish Creek Community Forest
Times:
4-6pm
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.

 

National Day events

  • Forestry Week Kickoff - Forestry week is September 20-26 and we are celebrating with a kick off event! Meet the recreation team on Sunday September 20 at the Fish Creek community forest from 11am-1pm to kick off the occasion with nature based activities and games.
  • National Tree Day - Check the City of Fort St. John Recreation Facebook page for a special craft ideas to do at home! Instructions will be posted and you simply follow along from home. All participants who submit pictures of their creations will be entered to win a prize pack.

 
Country Dance in the Park

Dates: Thursdays in September
Location: 
Centennial Park - Stage
Times:
7-8pm
Cost: 
Free

Head to Centennial Park every Thursday evening this September for a FREE dance session. Instructor Diana will be on site to offer tips on dances like the two-step, polka, schottische, heel-toe, butterfly, and waltz. These are couples style dances and participants must be arrive with a dance partner from their household. Participants will be required to be spaced out appropriately at the instructor’s discretion and there is a maximum of 50 people permitted on site at a time.

Pro-D Day Camp
Date: September 25
Time: 8am-5:30pm
Ages: 5-10 (must be enrolled in Kindergarten)
Location: Pomeroy Sport Centre (upstairs meeting room)
Cost: $45/day
Registration: Pre Register only - online at fortstjohn.ca/activenet, call 250-785-4592 or in person at the Visitor Centre 

Modified Pro-D camps continue at the Pomeroy Sport Centre! Campers will keep busy with a day filled with safe activities including games, crafts, playground visits. They will meet new friends, try new activities, and spend their day off having non stop fun! Campers are required to come prepared with all their own items (ie.  indoor shoes, etc.). No peanuts or nuts in lunches.

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.

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.