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

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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

Sunday, Nov 4 – An Evening with Murray McLauchlan

Sunday, Nov 4 – An Evening with Murray McLauchlan

Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 45-year career, he has released 19 albums and been awarded 11 Junos. His songs Farmer’s Song, Down by the Henry Moore, Whispering Rain and Sweeping the Spotlight Away are now considered Canadian standards. With the release of his critically acclaimed Love Can’t Tell Time, he’s back on the road treating concert goers to a seamless blend of old and new.

Thursday Nov 8 – Louisiana Hayride Show

Thursday Nov 8 – Louisiana Hayride Show

The Louisiana Hayride, complete with studio stage set, amazing tribute artists and live band will bring you back in time to when songs were meaningful, the words were understood and the sound was pleasant. The cast and crew of the Louisiana Hayride are dedicated to bringing authentic music to you. The songs you hear will be true to the originals. Come to the Louisiana Hayride Show! You will be amazed and entertained from start to finish!

Saturday, Nov 24 – Sharon, Bram & Friends

Saturday, Nov 24 – Sharon, Bram & Friends

September 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of One Elephant, Deux Elephant, the ground-breaking and career producing first album of Sharon, Lois and Bram. On the eve of this Anniversary, Sharon & Bram wish to introduce their music to a fourth generation of fans. This tour is intended to honour the musicality that Sharon, Lois & Bram brought to their very first album, forty years ago, and have maintained over the subsequent forty years.

Saturday Dec 1 – Holiday Sing Along

Saturday Dec 1 – Holiday Sing Along

Join the the Northern Lights Youth Choir and the Northern Winds Community Band on Saturday, December 1, 2018 for an afternoon of vocal and instrumental fun, complete with traditional and not-so-traditional holiday songs. Be prepared to start this holiday season with a smile on your face and a bounce in your step with music that you and your family will recognize and love. This family fun event will lift your festive spirits and send you on your merry way to the FSJ Santa Claus Parade right afterwards.

Friday, Oct 5 – David Scheel – Don’t Shoot, I’m Only the Piano Player

Friday, Oct 5 – David Scheel – Don’t Shoot, I’m Only the Piano Player

DO YOU WANT TO HEAR BEAUTIFUL AND TECHNICALLY BRILLIANT PIANO MUSIC? AND IN BETWEEN THE PIECES DO YOU WANT TO LAUGH YOURSELF SILLY? If you have answered "yes" to the above, then welcome to an evening with DAVID SCHEEL. What started out as a one-night dare completely turned David's career around. His first one-man shows soon blossomed into a smash hit, Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player, which has now been touring the world for 15 years.

Tuesday, Sept 25 – Dan Buccino: The Place and Power of Civility Today

Tuesday, Sept 25 – Dan Buccino: The Place and Power of Civility Today

When the Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative debuted in 1998, Daniel Buccino was among its earliest champions. The clinical social worker and assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences deeply admired the work of the program’s first director, P.M. Forni, who was passionate about offering guidance on how to foster respectful human interactions and etiquette. Buccino was on a parallel mission in his work teaching aspiring psychotherapists how to build and maintain cordial relationships with patients and colleagues. In 2014, he succeeded Forni in directing the Civility Initiative.