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An Explorer's Guide to Fort Nelson, British Columbia

    Fort Nelson, with a population of about 6,000 in the summer and 8,000 in the winter, is located at Historic Mile 300 of the Alaska Highway. Its economy is based on resource extraction - the much higher winter population is due to the fact that frozen ground allows back-country work to be conducted much more easily in the winter. Of particular note, North America's largest gas processing plant is located here.


Newspapers & Radio
Tours & Attractions
Hunting & Fishing
Arts & Crafts
Fort Nelson Photos & Stories
More Information about Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson, British Columbia


History of Northeastern British Columbia
Posted by the Fort Nelson Public Library.

Newspapers & Radio

Fort Nelson News
Only the front page of the current issue is online without a paid subscription.

102.3 The Bear
"Fort Nelson's Best Rock".


The Bluebell Inn
Located downtown, with 57 rooms (many with kitchenettes), an RV park, convenience store and PetroCan gas station.

Fort Nelson Hotel
Located downtown, with 136 hotel and motel rooms, and indoor pool, sauna, business centre, restaurant and much more.

Lakeview Inn & Suites
Located downtown, with 82 spacious guest rooms and suites (some with kitchens), exercise room, hot tub, free continental breakfast and more.

Pioneer Motel
Located downtown, with 12 units.

Ramada Fort Nelson
Located downtown, with free continental breakfast, free high-speed Internet and much more.
Check for deals at Hotels.com

Super 8 Motel Fort Nelson
Located downtown, with 142 cozy guest rooms on 3 elevator-connected floors, free high-speed Internet access, 27-inch TVs and much more.
Check for deals at Hotels.com.

Triple G Campground
Formerly the West End Campground, located 2 blocks from town, with 170 sites and a restaurant/saloon.

Woodlands Inn
Located downtown, with 131 rooms of several grades, a restaurant, lounge and much much.

Tours & Attractions

Fort Nelson Library
A full-service library with 4 Internet workstations.

Things to Do Around Fort Nelson
Lots of information from Fort Nelson Tourism.

Hunting & Fishing

Fishing in the Northern Rockies
Information about both unguided and guided fishing in the Fort Nelson area, from Fort Nelson Tourism.

Redfern Lake Wilderness Retreat
This remote lodge is southwest of Fort Nelson about 50 miles off the Alaska Highway.

Riverjet Adventures
A licensed Jet boat Service for BC resident hunters on the Muskwa and Tuchodi Rivers in the Northern Rocky Mountains Park.

Scoop Lake Outfitters
Darwin & Wendy Cary offer a wide range of hunting and fishing opportunities from their air-access-only cabins.

Stone Mountain Safaris
A wide range of wilderness activities are available from this deluxe 8500 square foot lodge.

Tetsa River Lodge & Outfitters
The lodge is located at Historic Mile 375 of the Alaska Highway - fully equipped to provide custom excursions or pack resident hunters into the surrounding mountains.


Central Mountain Air
CMA serves 17 communities in BC and Alberta, including Fort Nelson.

Daily bus service to Whitehorse, and to all points south.


Fort Nelson Events
A list at FortNelsonStuff.com.

Arts & Crafts

Phoenix Theatre
The center of visual, musical and performing arts in the Fort Nelson area.

Fort Nelson Photos & Stories

Fort Nelson Area Photos
A small album by Northern Rockies Tourism.

More Information about Fort Nelson

Tourism Northern Rockies
Lots of information about events, lodging and things to do.

Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Fort Nelson Stuff
A guide to the community and region by Ken Johnson.

Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
"The collective voice for business in the Northern Rockies Regional District."

Map of Fort Nelson

Click on the aerial photo from Google Maps below to open an interactive map in a new window.
Map of Dawson Creek, BC