About Fort Nelson:
Fort Nelson is located in the Northernmost region of the Rocky Mountains and has a family and recreation-oriented community of 3,366 (2021) people. The country around Fort Nelson is vast and has an abundance of rivers, mountains, hot springs and wildlife viewing for the adventure seeker. Check out Fort Nelson for more information for those who want a slower pace lifestyle.
Fort Nelson General Hospital is a nine acute bed hospital with seven long-term care beds. Services include laboratory, medical imaging, community counselling, basic obstetrics and minor surgery. Visiting specialists in obstetrics, pediatrics, massage therapy, acupuncture and physiotherapy is also available. Fort Nelson also has dental clinics, pharmacies, a health unit, drug and alcohol programs, counselling services, child and youth programs, and several support groups and organizations.
The hospital offers experience in a rural environment that enables new and veteran nurses to consolidate and expand their knowledge and skills. Nurses have the opportunity to work as part of a diverse team to provide care in an acute, emergency, and multi-level care setting. Nurses working at the Fort Nelson Health Unit work in a similar team to provide care to clients across the health continuum. Our Primary Care model encompasses community care, mental health and additions, and public health. Primary care nurses support and collaborate with acute care nurses to enhance discharge planning to ensure we provide exceptional health services to our Northern population.
Some unique features include:
The Rec Centre
The Aquatic Centre includes a 25-metre lane pool and a leisure pool with various water features. Accessibility features include wall-mounted lifts in the universal change room and a low-profile wheelchair for maneuvering the dynamic surfaces of the facility.
The Rec Centre is also home to a 6-metre rock-climbing wall, squash/racquetball court, curling rink and two arenas (used for ice activities in the winter and indoor sports in the summer.) While walking or running on the 118-metre walking track you have a panoramic view of the Aquatic Centre, and check out the 3-storey play structure donated by the Rotary Club of Fort Nelson.
Many classes and events take place in the fitness room, community hall and Kidzone activity rooms. The facility offers accessible parking options at each entrance in addition to automatic door-openers, an elevator, ramps and wheelchair-access arena seating and change rooms allow for independent access to people with mobility challenges.
Alaska Highway adventure
Starting at Mile 0 in Dawson Creek, heading through Fort Nelson and ending in Delta Junction, Alaska, the highway is a sight to be seen with the abundance of wildlife, scenic viewpoints and incredible campgrounds.
Liard Hot Springs Provincial Park
The Liard River hot springs is the second largest hot springs in Canada. The Liard River hot springs are an oasis for you to soak in the warm thermal waters of the Liard River Provincial Parks hot springs and rejuvenate yourself. The hot pools are open all year round and the park has 53 campsites and a lodge with 12 cabin style rooms.
Muncho Lake Provincial Park
Muncho Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located on the Alaska Highway as it transits the northern Canadian Rockies west of Fort Nelson. Spectacular mountains, bountiful wildlife and brilliantly coloured wildflowers are just some of the wonders to discover. Muncho Lake is 12 kilometers of jade colored waters and are home to a variety of lake fish such as trout and whitefish. Enjoy a stay at the Northern Rockies Lodge or at one of the RV camping sites.