In the Northern Rockies, we live a well-rounded lifestyle. We’re friendly and approachable. It’s in our nature to welcome you and your family warmly. If you are looking for a friendly place to live, backed by an amazing natural playground the Northern Rockies might be for you.

If you’re from a larger urban centre, you’ll be amazed by our affordable home prices and how little time you spend in your vehicle getting from A to B. From hockey to soccer, Aquafit to trail running, yoga to Zumba, knitting to photography, live music to peaceful snowshoeing, there is plenty to keep you and your family as busy as you want to be.

Many of our residents came for short-term work and ended up staying permanently because they love the lifestyle.

Fort Nelson has a hospital as well as family doctors and dentists accepting new patients. There are several public schools and advanced training programs within the Municipality, and endless recreation and cultural opportunities for every member of the family. Fort Nelson has amenities and services including, but not limited to:

  • Recreation complex, fields and a combination of indoor and outdoor programming
  • A variety of stores, restaurants, cafes and service providers
  • School District No. 81 provides kindergarten to Grade 12 classes in four schools
  • General practitioners are available through the Airport Way Medical Clinic
  • A variety of not-for-profit organizations providing programs, supports and volunteering opportunities

The Northern Rockies region is a large rural area that includes Prophet River, Tetsa River, Toad River, Muncho Lake and Coal River. If you appreciate being totally immersed in unmatched natural scenery there are many options to choose from.

Marl Brown (1932-2021) was a long time Fort Nelson resident, volunteer, spokesperson and curator of the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum. Let him describe Fort Nelson and the Northern Rockies to you in the video below:

Heart of the Community

The Municipality prides itself on sustaining strong relations with all community members including residents, local business owners and working professionals. Taking a proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Municipality initiated the “Heart of the Community” project to support individuals, organizations and businesses in the Northern Rockies, by sharing portraits and short stories to highlight the contributions made by local businesses and not-for-profit organizations. View the stories collected through the Heart of the Community project by visiting our YouTube channel.

We’d like to extend a special thank you to Artography by Tracy and the Fort Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce for partnering with us to make this project a success.