2020 BC Winter Games

Fort St. John hosted the BC Winter Games, February 20-23, 2020, for the first time in 35 years, which saw up to 1,800 volunteers responsible for planning and staging the Games. The games were attended by 1,500 athletes, coaches and officials with an economic impact at $1.8-million.

The BC Winter Games are British Columbia’s biennial celebration of sport and community bringing together British Columbia’s best emerging high-performance athletes, trained coaches, and certified officials for four days of competition. This experience is an important development opportunity and stepping stone towards higher level sport competitions. Sports will include everything from archery and badminton to speed skating to cross country skiing and alpine skiing.

Economic Impact Assessment

The combined spending of out-of-town participants, delegates, spectators, and other people who visited Fort St. John for the BC Winter games, in combination with expenditures made by the event organizers totalling almost $1.4 million, produced nearly $1.8 million in economic activity in the Fort St. John area and over $2.1 million in overall economic activity in British Columbia.