Camps & Courses 

All camps and courses listed below require preregistration

Pro-D Day Camps 
No school? No problem! The City of Fort St. John brings you Friday Fun Days at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Keep busy with a day filled with pitch activities, skating, swimming, games, crafts, movies, and more! Meet new friends, try new activities, and kick off the weekend with non-stop fun!

Dates: September 23 OR October 21 OR November 25
Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Ages: 5 - 10 (must be enrolled in Kindergarten)
Location: Pomeroy Sport Centre (upstairs meeting room)
Cost: $45/day
per child 
Bronze Star Course
The Lifesaving Society Bronze Star program helps prepare swimmers age 8 - 12 for success in the Bronze Medallion course.

Candidates are taught how to make WaterSmart choices and learn basic lifesaving and resuscitation skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. This class also includes a 400 meter timed swim.

Prerequisites: Age 8+ (recommend age 12+), Level 4 swim skills

Cost: $104.82 
Date: October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Water Safety Instructor Course
This courses prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross swim programs. Candidates learn strategies to introduce and develop fitness activities, water safety, and swimming skills while teaching the Red Cross programs. This includes: Red Cross Swim Preschool, Red Cross Swim Kids, Red Cross Swim @ School, Red Cross Swim @ Camp, Red Cross Swim for Adults & Teens, and Red Cross Swim Adapted.

Prerequisites: Age 15+, able to perform Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 strokes and skills, Emergency First Aid certification (or equivalent)

Cost: $569.89 + tax
Dates & Times:
  • October 16 (9:00am - 2:00pm)
  • Between October 16 and December 18 students will need to access the online portion of the curriculum as well as complete teaching experience. This will be discussed during the first class in October.
  • December 4, 11, 18 (8:30am - 5:30pm)

Bronze Medallion/Cross Course
Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn advanced lifesaving techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk, involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths. Participants develop stroke efficiency and endurance in timed swims (500 meters). Includes CPR-A.
Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs, including National LifeguardŽ (NL) and Instructor certifications. Includes a 600 meter timed swim and CPR-C.

Candidates develop proficiency at performing patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and preventing the loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies, while developing stroke endurance and fitness training skills.

Bronze Cross includes the CPR-C certification and is one of the prerequisite awards for all advanced Lifeguarding and Leadership training programs. Bronze Cross is also worth 2 Grade 11 High School Credits.

Prerequisites: Age 13+ OR Bronze Star Certificate 

: $387.66 + tax
Dates & Times:
  • November 23 & 24 (3:00pm - 9:00pm)
  • November 25 - 27 (9:00am - 6:00pm)
The National Lifeguard - Pool certification is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness required by lifeguards. The NL course emphasizes the life guarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in swimming pool environments.

  • Proof of Standard First Aid with CPR-C or Aquatic Emergency Care must be shown on the first day of the NL Course.
  • Bronze Cross certification
  • 16 years of age by the end of the course

Please note: Emergency First Aid and Occupational First Aid Level 1 are NOT equivalent to Standard First Aid. Occupational First Aid Level 2 & 3 meet the Standard First Aid prerequisite.

It is strongly recommended the SFA/CPR-C be current in order to be successful in the National Lifeguard program as first aid will not be re-taught within the course.

IMPORTANT: Admittance to this course will be denied if prerequisites are not met and no refund will be given. Please arrive to class early with your original (no photocopies) certification documentation and government issued ID.

Cost: $513.95 + tax
Date: December 19 - 23 & December 27
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm 
Fitness & Lifestyle 

All camps listed below require preregistration unless otherwise stated.
A light hearted session that is short, but packed with a combination of stretching, sustained and flowing poses and ending with relaxation.

Focus will be given to breathing, basic alignment and mindfulness - that will leave you feeling renewed.

All levels are welcome!

Date: Monday & Wednesday from September 12 - October 5 (NO CLASS October 3) 
Time: 12:10pm - 12:50pm
Cost: $44.35 + tax
Location: Pomeroy Sport Center Studio


Date: Monday & Wednesday from September 12 - October 5 (NO CLASS October 3) 
Time: 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Cost: $44.35 + tax 
Location: Pomeroy Sport Center Studio


Date: Tuesday & Thursday from September 20 - October 27
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Cost: $86.88 + tax
: Please note that classes on September 20, 22, and October 4 will take place in the Pomeroy Sport Center Studio while ALL OTHER DATES will take place at the North Peace Leisure Pool 

Date: Monday & Wednesday from October 17 - November 9 (NO CLASS November 7) 
Time: 12:10pm - 12:50pm
Cost: $44.35 + tax
Location: Pomeroy Sport Center Studio


Date: Monday & Wednesday from October 17 - November 9 (NO CLASS November 7)
Time: 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Cost: $44.35 + tax
Location: Pomeroy Sport Center Studio


Date: Monday & Wednesday from November 23 - December 14  
Time: 12:10pm - 12:50pm
Cost: $44.35 + tax
Location: Pomeroy Sport Center Studio


Date: Monday & Wednesday from November 23 - December 14
Time: 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Cost: $44.35 + tax
Location: Pomeroy Sport Center Studio
Drop in spaces are available on a first come, first served basis for Spaces may NOT be available if the class fills from preregistration.

Country Dance Lessons
Learn everything from the two-step, polka, waltz. This six week lesson set will have you cuttin' a rug in no time! Dianna has been teaching lessons for a long time and is willing to work with dancers of all ages and abilities.

Date: September 15 - October 20 (Thursday Nights)
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Pomeroy Sport Centre - Pacific Sport Studio
Ages: 16+
Cost: $50 per person (for six weeks of classes) or $10 per person for drop in

Pool Programs NPLP
To check out all the details or to register for programs, click HERE

The NPLP will be CLOSED for annual maintenance and shutdown from September 5 - 25, 2016.

During this time the lobby will remain open from 8:30am - 4:30pm to assist patrons with questions and registrations.

Access to the Peace River Regional District will remain available via the NPLP lobby hallway while the exterior of the building is being renovated.

The facility will reopen on Monday, September 26, 2016 with a brand new schedule - check out our website mid-September for the new information!

For more information, call 250-787-8178

We are excited to announce a change in the upcoming lesson program!

These changes have been made in an effort to improve the experience and learning environment for our students.
Here are some of the changes:
  • Lessons sets will now be 10 weeks long
    • Lessons will still take place twice per week on Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday, or Saturday/Sunday
    • Private lessons will still take place once per week on Fridays but will have a modified schedule
  • Swimmers will have the opportunity to gain skills in multiple levels during each ten week program
  • Registration will become more streamlined - you only need to register once per season
The increase in price is reflected by the additional length of time: 
  • 30 minute lessons - $92.00 (was $46.00)
  • 45 minute lessons - $138.00 (was $69.00)
The new level layout will look like this: 
  • Starfish/Duck
  • Sea Turtle/Sea Otter
    • This Sea Otter level is best suited for children who are nervous or unsure about being in the water
  • Sea Otter/Salamander
    • This Sea Otter level is best suited for children comfortable in the water or children who have previously been enrolled in Sea Otter
  • Sunfish/Crocodile/Whale
  • Level 1/2
  • Level 3/4
  • Level 5/6
  • Level 7/8
  • Level 9/10
The extended length of enrollment is designed to give swimmers more time with their instructor, during which time they will also have more time to learn new skills, demonstrate those skills, and will be given more opportunities to progress.
The combination of levels will encourage swimmers to improve and work on challenging skills, and, should they complete all the skills of the level they are enrolled into, the instructor will continue to challenge the swimmer in the proceeding levels.
Example: If a swimmer is enrolled into Level 1/2 and has completed all skills for both Level 1 and Level 2 before the lesson set has ended, the instructor will begin instructing the swimmer on Level 3 skills.
For more information or if you have any comments please contact the North Peace Leisure Pool at (250)787-8178 or

Recreation Programs PSC
Check out all the details for the programs listed below by clicking HERE

Looking for the ice schedule? Click HERE!

Tumble Time

Bring your family to the Kids Arena Field House and crawl through tunnels, play with sport gear, and to play ball. Don't forget indoor shoes and a water bottle. This is a drop in, first come, first served program with limited space available so come early to get on the pitch. Parent MUST supervise their children at all times.

Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:45am - 12:45pm beginning September 6.

Bouncing Beans
Join us for bouncy castles, toys, games & fun! Children of all ages are welcome to come to the Kids Arena Field House to play! Indoor shoes are required and all children must be supervised by an adult.

Date: Sundays from 1:30pm - 3:30pm beginning September 11

Please note that Tumble Time/Bouncing Beans will NOT be taking place on any holiday dates.

Important: We do not accept cash for drop in - punch passes can be purchased at the Visitor Center or the North Peace Leisure Pool.

Walk Till You Drop Challenge
Ready shoes? Start Walkin'! All are welcome to participate in the latest walking challenge at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Prizes will be awarded for the youth, adult, and senior who can complete the most laps from September 6-30. Track your own progress and challenge yourself to walk more than ever before!

Date: September 6-30
Time: During walking track hours
Location: Northern Vac Track
Cost: Free but must register
Registration: Register in person at the Visitor Centre

Boots to Blades
Want to get your little one comfortable on the ice? At Boots to Blades, toddlers and children do their first 2 lessons in their boots then do their remaining lessons in their skates. This program is instructor based featuring on ice games, activities, and interaction with toys to learn motor skills to succeed on the ice. All parents/guardians must go on the ice with the children and helmets are mandatory.

Age: 2 - 5 years
Date: September 28 - October 26 OR November 2 - 20 OR January 4 - February 1 OR February 15 - March 15
Time: Wednesdays from 9:00am - 10:00am
Cost: $50 for 5 weeks

Preregistration is required. 

Private Skating Lessons
New to skating or want to brush up on some skills? Ask us about our private skating lessons. One on one or group lessons up to four are available. Work on balance, stopping, turning, and get yourself more comfortable on the ice. Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Book your 30 minute lesson sets by calling 250-785-4592. 

Date/Time: Friday afternoons 3:30pm - 5:30pm OR
Saturday Mornings 8:00am - 10:00am

Session 1:
Fridays from September 30 - October 28
Saturdays from October 1 - October 29

Session 2:
Fridays from November 4 - December 9
Saturdays from November 5 - December 10
(No lessons November 11/12)

Session 3:
Fridays from January 6 - February 3
Saturdays from January 7 - February 4

Session 4:
Fridays from February 17 - March 17
Saturdays from February - March 18

$99.00 for 5 weeks. Additional costs apply for groups with 2+ skaters.

Preregistration is required.  

Parent & Tot Skating Lessons
Got a little one that likes being on the ice? Parent and tot skating lessons provide children with the chance to keep advancing on their skating skills while having fun! This program is instructor based featuring on ice games, activities, and interaction with toys to learn motor skills to succeed on the ice. All parents/guardians must go on the ice with the children and helmets are mandatory.

Wednesdays from 10:00am - 11:00am  
Session 1: September 28 - October 26

Session 2: November 2 - 30

Session 3: January 4 - February 1

Session 4: February 15 - March 15
Location: Pomeroy Sport Centre - Oval

Ages: 2 - 5

Cost: $50 for 5 weeks
Special Events 

It is LiveIt! Green month in Fort St. John in September!

What does that mean? It means the City is taking some time to celebrate, participate and educate all things green. There will be some opportunities to learn how to conserve water and energy as well as some recycling tips. City staff and some community businesses are participating.

Some things to watch for:
  • An open house at the city Passive House to learn about energy conservation
  • An open house at the water treatment plant to learn where our water comes from and get some conservation tips
  • A photo contest
  • Free travel mugs at local coffee shops
  • Other great giveaways
Watch for details on the City Facebook and Twitter pages.

Fall One Stop
Do you represent a sports organization or provide programs to the public that require registration? Fall One Stop is a great opportunity to advertise your program and get participants signed up. One stop will take place at the Totem Mall, but groups wanting to set up a table must register in advance. Wireless internet will be available.

Fall Photo Contest
We want to see how much fun you have in the City of Fort St. John! Submit photos of your team/group every week for a chance to win the weekly prize draw and get a shot at the grand prizes.

Post your photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or email using #liveitfsj and describe how you live it up in Fort St John & surrounding areas!

Date: Begins September 12

Week 1
: Sept 16 - Sept 22

Week 2
: Sept 23 - Sept 29

Week 3
: Sept 30 - Oct 6

Week 4
: Oct 7 - Oct13

: Fort St. John & Surrounding Area
Cost: Free but all groups must register
Registration: Register in person at the Visitor Centre

Taste of the Town
Discover what the peace region has to offer with Taste of the Town! Join us September 12 to 17th for informational sessions, local product showcases and more! Please click the blue title link for more information.
Youth Advisory Council - YAC
We want to hear from youth ages 12 - 18!

The Youth Advisory Council of Fort St. John was developed in 2010 as a potential solution toward antisocial behavior in our community, to get a better sense of what Fort St. John's youth would like to see in Fort St. John, and to act as a liaison between the youth of the community and City Council.

It is the vision of the committee to provide a link between the youth of Fort St. John and City Council.

The Fort St. John Youth Advisory Council will enhance the quality of life of youth by providing information, resources, and leadership to both their peers and City Council, while creating positive alternative activities for young people to participate in.

What do youth in FSJ want? What would be the ultimate event? Bring your ideas to our YAC meetings and help us create better events/workshops/programs for youth in FSJ.

Meetings take place on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 4:30pm - 5:30pm at City Hall.

Contact Lisa for more information at 250-787-5791.
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Content Descriptions 

Camps & Courses - Items listed here include spring break and summer camps, lifeguarding courses, and more. Everything listed will require preregistration so make sure to sign up quickly.

Fitness & Lifestyle - Are you looking for dance lessons? Lacrosse? Yoga Fitness? This is the section for classes that will get your heart pumping and that may require preregistration.

Recreation Programs - This is where you will find fun events like Tumble Time, Play in the Park, and more. Events here are usually drop in friendly.

Pool Programs - Tween and Teen night, Movie at the Pool, and more! This is the place to get all of that. If it's a drop in pool program, it will be listed here.

Special Events - There are other assorted items that will come and go as large scale events pass by, like Community Awards, One Stop Registration, and the FSJ Amazing Race, as well as other events that may impact city facilities.

Youth Advisory Council - The YAC is a youth group that helps organize kid friendly events all around the city. If they are hosting an event, it's going to show up here.

You can now also register for courses or get more information on a program just by clicking the BLUE
title - it's a link! This will take you directly to our online enrollment page, saving you time and making it easier to enroll into the classes you're interested in.
Report a Pothole!

Our crews are out filling potholes as fast as they can but you can help by telling us where the worst ones are. 

There are three ways to report any service request to the City. 

1Call 311
2 - Complete the Report a Problem form on the City website. 
3Download the Fort St. John City app from your App Store or Google Play. The app has a Report a Problem function from the Home screen. Just choose the topic (Roads, Parks, Bylaw etc) and enter your concern. You can even activate GPS to pinpoint the location or upload a photo. 
In addition to being able to report issues directly to the City from your phone the app also provides: 
  • Garbage Day and Recycle Day reminders. You will never put out the wrong bin!
  • A tool to look up items to find out where to recycle them
  • Links to ice schedules and pool schedules
  • AND if there is an emergency - like emergency water shut off or flooding etc - in your neighborhood the City can send you an alert right to your phone
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