fortStJamesIncorporated in 1952, Fort St. James has a population of 4,757, including surrounding First Nations and rural communities. It is a tight knit community that offers an abundance of outdoor activities, many focused around Stuart Lake. The area has hundreds of lakes and rivers suited to various water activities, and a vast amount of rolling hills and forests to hike and mountain bike.
The local economy is well diversified, although resource-oriented. The forest industry constitutes the leading sector followed by mining, agriculture and tourism.  Construction of the Mt. Milligan copper-gold project, located 86 km north of Fort St James, is now in its second year.  The mine is expected to be operating in the latter part of 2013 with full commercial production scheduled for 2014 and will employ 350 permanent positions.  The town of Fort St James will be used as the major hiring centre as well as the supply and service depot for the mine.

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Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Appointed Representative
Director Judy Greenaway, Councillor

Phone: (250) 570-8484
Fax: (250) 996-2248

District of Fort St. James

Area (square kilometers) 23.47  

477 Stuart Drive West
P.O Box 640
Fort St. James BC V0J 1P0
Phone: (250)996-8233
Fax: (250) 996-2248
Website: District of Fort St James
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Average House Value 2011 $123,770  
Municipal taxes (annual rate) 2011 $1,892  
Census Population StatsCan 2016 1,598  
Total Private Dwellings 2016 761  

RDBN Electoral Area

Local First Nations

Electoral Area C (Fort St James Rural)

Tl'azt'en Nation
Nak'azdli Band
Takkla Lake First Nation
Yeekooche Fist Nation