Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Fort St John along with the rest of Canada. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Canada has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals. Travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people registered under the Indian Act may only enter Canada for essential purposes. Entrance will be denied to people travelling for tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits or religious functions. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, their immediate family members, diplomats, airline crews, and travellers arriving from the United States who are travelling for non-discretionary or non-optional purposes may still enter Canada. Seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers, temporary foreign workers, international students with valid study permits or approvals for study permits valid from at least 18 March 2020, and permanent resident applicants who received approval before 18 March 2020 who had not yet travelled to Canada, may still enter the country. Other people with special dispensation to enter Canada include French citizens who reside in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, people registered under the Indian Act, visa-exempt refugees and their immediate families, and those with special authorisation from the Canadian government. Travellers who exhibit symptoms will be prohibited from boarding planes that are destined for Canada. If they exhibit symptoms on arrival they will be referred to the Canadian Public Health Agency. Travellers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to medical reasons related to COVID-19 may not enter the country. Travellers must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival at their final destination in Canada. Travellers who disembarked from a cruise ship with a known COVID-19 outbreak like the ‘Diamond Princess’ will be required to remain in quarantine for 14 days at a location determined by the Chief Public Health Officer.. If you are looking to book a trip to Fort St John and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
Fort St John is a city located in the province of British Columbia on Canada’s western coast. Surrounded by breathtaking open spaces and miles of natural beauty, the city welcomes visitors from far and wide to explore the region’s stunning lakes and the Peace River Valley. The beautiful Peace River runs alongside the city of Fort St John, providing much opportunity for outdoor activities in such impressive surroundings. The summer season draws many a fisherman or two to the tributaries of the Peace River, where they can fish for native Walleye or rainbow trout. For keen anglers there is the opportunity to hire a boat out and navigate the waterways in search of the perfect fishing spots – but if fishing is not your thing why not simply cruise along the lakes and take in the spectacular views. Charlie Lake is the ideal place to spot water birds in spring or to enjoy a picnic in one of the two parks situated on the shores there, Charlie Lake Provincial Park and Beatton Provincial Park. Hiking is also a favourite activity amongst those who visit this region. Why not explore the Fort St John Fish Creek Community Forest where you’ll find a 3.5 mile-long (5.6km) trail for you to master at your own speed. For those interested in discovering more about the North Peace region and its past, why not pay a visit to the Fort St John North Peace Museum which has exhibitions centred on its early founding and others that date all the way up to today. Uncover traditional tepees, a historic school room, and ancient fur artifacts.
Visitors to Fort St John will find temperatures at their highest between May and September, with the cold setting in during the winter season of November through to February. Since the region offers a range of activities suited to either climate, it’s best to plan your trip here in line with what takes your fancy. The summer months invite visitors to take full advantage of the various lakes and waterways – either by taking a boat out on them, hiking around them or even taking a dip in them! When winter hits this region, switch to cross-country skiing at the Beatton Provincial Park trails or enjoy an exhilarating snowmobile trip through Redfern-Kelly Provincial Park.