Business View Magazine | Volume 9, Issue 3

193 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 3 North Peace Regional Airport OP EN TO OP PORTUN I T I E S F ort St. John lies on the majestic and mighty Peace River and was once home to steamships and gold prospectors. This prosperous city on mile 47 of the Alaskan Highway has long been the center of trade for the region. Established in 1794 as a trading post, Fort St. John is the oldest European-established settlement in present day British Columbia (BC) – although the community has been moved several times for varying economic reasons over the centuries. The current and sixth location is slightly northeast of the various other forts built along the Peace River by various owners following the fur trade, including the Hudson’s Bay Company. AT A GLANCE NORTH PEACE REGIONAL AIRPORT WHAT: An important commercial and general aviation airport WHERE: Fort St. John in northeastern British Columbia WEBSITE: