Stuart Lake Hospital
Stuart Lake Hospital is a 12-bed hospital that includes acute, maternity, medicine and emergency services. The Stuart Lake Hospital supports the local community in the area of Stuart Lake/Fort St. James. Many services are shared with and referred to the larger hospital in Vanderhoof. There is an on-site laboratory and pharmacy that delivers some services while others are met by Vanderhoof or the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George.
Fort St. James Community
Fort St. James is located on the Southeast shore of Stuart Lake. The total population, including the municipality itself, rural areas and First Nation reserves, is 4,757 people who benefit from an established forest industry and a growing tourism industry. The town is also a scenic gateway to a 300 km network of lakes and rivers.
The town has been restored as a National Historic Site, with town buildings dating back to the 1800s.
The Fort St. James National Historic Site, the ancient burial site of Carrier Chief Kwah, Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church and the monument to legendary bush pilot Russ Baker are of great interest to residents and visitors alike.
Fort St. James offers affordable housing and natural splendour that supports a balanced lifestyle. Recreational opportunities include golfing, hiking trails, skiing, beaches, fishing and hunting lodges, houseboats and camping. Cultural opportunities include a public library, the Community Arts Council, an amateur theatre company and a movie theatre.
There are three elementary schools, one secondary school and two adult education facilities.