Our community takes pride in being self-sufficient and our ability to thrive on the abundance of natural resources which surround us. Our economy is built on forestry, natural gas, tourism, with agriculture also beginning to show promise.  Most important to our success now and in the future however, is our hard-working, independent, and resilient population.

Folks in the Northern Rockies enjoy the following activities:

Outdoor adventure

Love for the outdoors is a common interest for people in the region.

Whatever your recreational hobbies -hiking, fishing, boating, hunting, cross-country skiing, ATVing, and more, the region has something for you!

Find an activity you're interested in by visiting our Tourism Northern Rockies site, stopping by the Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre or better yet, talking to locals!


The Regional Municipality encompasses nearly 10% of the province's total land mass. With that comes spectacular scenery, ecosystems and wildlife.

Within the region, there are four BC Provincial Parks, BC Parks and Trails Recreation Sites, an ecological reserve and the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area. Visit the Tourism Northern Rockies site to learn more.

Community support and spirit

Individuals, businesses and organizations take pride in being part of the Northern Rockies. Demonstrations of goodwill can be seen regularly as local folks look out for each other and visitors in the name of contributing to a more beautiful and engaged community.

We invite you to visit, raise a family or retire in the Northern Rockies. The welcome mat is out!

Recreation services and programs

Fort Nelson offers a modern skateboard park, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, a water spray park, baseball diamonds, Demonstration Forest trails and a paved community walking trail. Visit the Parks and Fields page for more information.

The Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre is the main hub for recreational activities and has a swimming pool, hockey rink, curling rink, climbing wall and walking track. Enjoy self-guided recreation activities or sign-up for one of the many programs offered year-round. 


Seeing as Fort Nelson is a small town, many residents volunteer for not-for-profit organizations, which provide key services and amenities to the community. Volunteering is also a great way to form local connections and make lifelong friends.

There are many ways to volunteer such as supporting an event, becoming a board member for a not-for-profit or joining an organization.

Learn more about local not-for-profit organizations through the Fort Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Business Directory.