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About the Area

Fort Nelson (population: 4,514) is nestled in a wilderness oasis of Northern British Columbia, Canada. The largest community between Fort St. John and the Yukon border, Fort Nelson is found at mile 300 of the Alaska Highway, making it the northern-most town of British Columbia.  Wilderness recreation, industry and community converge to create a vibrant corner of beautiful British Columbia. 

The Northern Rockies Region is an outdoor enthusiast's playground.  Enjoy hiking, horseback riding, cycling, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, ATVing, dog sledding and wildlife viewing throughout the region.   Visit to learn more about the adventures that await you.

Fort Nelson is positioned on the southwest edge of the Apache, Liard, Horn River oil and gas field.  Clean Natural Gas resources makes up a large part of local industry.  Tourism, forestry and agriculture are also pillars of the local economy.

The Fort Nelson First Nation and their vibrant community have band offices in Fort Nelson. As well, the Northern Rockies Aboriginal Women Society can be found on 52nd Ave.

The Community of Fort Nelson hosts many festivals and sporting activities throughout the year that the Fort Nelson Hotel is pleased to support.

Photographer Tracy Rondeau is based in Fort Nelson, BC, you can see more of her photography at  Looking for a special way to celebrate your time in Fort Nelson?  Consider a portrait photo shoot with Tracy in the beautiful surroundings of Fort Nelson! Check out her website or contact the front desk at the Hotel for more information.