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 Community Choir
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:
Mission & 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).
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
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.
There are bike racks located at both front and rear entrances to the Centre.
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.
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.
Make your night out extra special by visiting Roustabouts Restaurant & Bar. Located at 9720 - 100 St, one block south of the Centre, Roustabouts offers ticket holders to Cultural Centre events 10% off their meals on the night of the show.
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.
A musically dramatic multimedia journey that re-ignites glowing memories of summer vacations, explores the pains of growing up and sheds light on the realities of adulthood with its realization that we are all part of a bigger ebb and flow. The songs tell of youth, the passage of time and the vibrancy of life on Hornby Island which John McLachlan now calls home.
Wild Words North is the only event of its kind in Northeast BC. Featuring writers from across the country in all genres, this three day festival includes readings, workshops, presentations, and panel discussions. The festival will showcase diverse forms of writing and will be comprised of moderated panel discussions, presentations, workshops, readings, and performances.
Krystle Dos Santos is known for her powerful voice and her infectious warmth - her live shows are intimate and otherworldly, pairing original soul music with beloved Motown and soul classics. She can be seen performing regularly on stages across Canada. Krystle brings the best of the Motown era to life with an entertaining review of the amazing artists of the 60’s and 70’s. From The Supremes to Stevie, you’ll be dancing in your seats!
The Peace River North Performing Arts Festival Festival is April 5 – 14, featuring classes in Piano, Strings, Choir and Voice, Bands and Instruments, Speech Arts and Dance. THE BEST OF FEST is happening on April 14th and features some of the best performances of the week.
Join the Northern Lights Youth Choir and the North Peace Community Choir in their performance: JOURNEY. This concert will include choral pieces dedicated to the many journeys we take through life some joyous, some sad and others that bring us laughter. Songs performed will range in diversity from very serious to the very silly including works by John Rutter, Jon Washburn, Christi Cary Miller, and much more. This will be an experience for the whole family.