a few words about us

The North Peace Cultural Centre has been the hub of arts and community in Fort St. John since it opened its doors in June of 1992. Host to a Theatre, Café, Library and Art Gallery, The Cultural Centre offers a broad range of services to the community and is an important meeting place for a variety of community events, seminars and conferences. We are a non-profit organization that relies on the donations from the community to thrive and are governed by the North Peace Cultural Society.

The staff of the Centre are professional, courteous and friendly and will try to accommodate all your performance or event needs. If you are touring and booking your routes, Fort St. John should be on the list. This is the stop for touring in the northeast of British Columbia, only seven hours north of Edmonton with major stops available in Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek. Then it’s over the mountains and a five-hour trip to Prince George.

412 seat Proscenium Theatre
Peace Gallery North – Art Gallery & Gift Shop featuring local artists and artisans
PlayArts Preschool – Fine Arts Preschool for ages 3-5
Cultured Cafe – Breakfast/Lunchtime Cafe & Catering Service
Professional Dance Studio
High Quality Meeting Rooms
Member Artist Studio
Professional Staff Assistance for your meetings, performances and events
Fort St John Public Library
Gaming Center & Merchandise – Pokémon, board games, and more

Home of the Fort St. John Country Quilters
Home of the North Peace Horticultural Society
Home of Fort St. John Public Library

Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Closed on holidays.
The building is open during Library hours and may be open earlier or later during events held within the Centre.

The Fort St. John Public Library is open the following hours:
Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: 10am-7pm
Wednesdays: 10am-7pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-7pm
Saturdays: 10am-6pm
Sundays: Closed

Mission & Vision

Vision

The North Peace Cultural Society’s vision is to enhance, and create an affordable thriving arts, culture and entertainment experience through facilities, programs, partnerships, and resources. We will demonstrate leadership and expertise in promoting, educating, and encouraging arts and culture development through improving access to cultural experiences.

The North Peace Cultural Society is firmly committed to providing a quality performance and display space for local and non-local artists, innovative community programming and actively fostering community partnerships designed to further arts and culture within the community.

The North Peace Cultural Society continuously develops and maintains a financially stable environment, actively pursuing and managing resources, and garnering support from the community, corporate and government sectors (municipal, provincial, and federal).

Mission

The North Peace Cultural Society strives to provide quality presentation and creative space for all artistic endeavours and to nurture, educate, promote, and encourage all forms of artistic expression by removing any participation barriers.

 

Plan your visit

1

Location

Located at the Center of Downtown, on the corner of 100th Street and 100th Avenue, the Centre is situated for maximum accessibility to everyone in Fort St. John.

2

Bike Racks

There are bike racks located at both front and rear entrances to the Centre.

3

Parking Lots

The North Peace Cultural Centre offers parking for all events through both of its parking lots which are accessed from 99th Avenue. The main lot is adjacent to the Centre and the secondary lot is located across the street from the Centre, behind Mastaro Sushi.

4

Street Parking

Street parking is available on 99th Avenue and 100th Avenue. Please obey all signage in regards to street parking.  Street parking on 100th Avenue is metered during weekdays.

Past events

Saturday, September 8 – An Incredible Tribute to ABBA

Saturday, September 8 – An Incredible Tribute to ABBA

From Vancouver to Kuala Lumpur, then Vegas, Palm Springs and now on a tour of Canada, the Euphoria Family Band is an incredible Tribute to ABBA. Get ready to enjoy and even kick up your heels to the endless hits of ABBA, such as Dancing Queen, Does Your Mother Know, The Winner Takes it All, Mamma Mia, SOS, and so much more!!

Aug 17-19 – 71st North Peace Fall Fair

Aug 17-19 – 71st North Peace Fall Fair

An old-time country fair with exhibits of grain, vegetables, flowers, canning, baking, handicrafts, photography and children’s crafts and hobbies. There are livestock shows, including sheep, goats, horses, beef and dairy cattle, stock dogs, horses, poultry and pets! The antique tractor parade and pulling show and the heavy horse pull show are always crowd pleasers.

Sunday June 17 – Derek Edwards – Alls I’m Saying

Sunday June 17 – Derek Edwards – Alls I’m Saying

Alls I’m Saying is brazenly tentative! Like a sniper with the hiccups, Derek Edwards takes aim at life's galling moments, exhales slowly and jerks back the trigger. A riotous evening of homegrown comedy -- like taking a ride in an open golf cart with a good friend and a 6 pack.

Saturday, June 16 – The Comic Strippers

Saturday, June 16 – The Comic Strippers

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them.

June 7-9 – 4th Annual Bright Nights in June

June 7-9 – 4th Annual Bright Nights in June

Come Celebrate the Arts in Fort St. John! You are invited to join the North Peace Cultural Centre in a celebration of the arts June 7th to the 9th at Bright Nights in June. This year there are a number of exciting events planned including Art Stars, a roundtable discussion regarding working in the Arts, our Gala evening with the theatre performance, The Legend of George Jones featuring Duane Steele, and a chance to see and experience a number of different art forms at our Art Market and Big Print Day.

Thursday May 10 – Northern Dance Theatre’s Annual Dance Gala

Thursday May 10 – Northern Dance Theatre’s Annual Dance Gala

Join NDTS in celebrating another successful year of dance with an entertaining evening of various styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and more. The repertoire will consist of dances performed at competitions across BC and Alberta, many having won awards at various festivals.