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:
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.

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Bike Racks

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

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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.

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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.

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Extras

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.

Past events

Sunday, April 14 – Best of the Fest

Sunday, April 14 – Best of the Fest

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.

Saturday, April 27th – JOURNEY: A Music Journey

Saturday, April 27th – JOURNEY: A Music Journey

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.

May 2-4 – Between the Sheets

May 2-4 – Between the Sheets

After a long day of parent-teacher interviews, grade three teacher Teresa is wrapping up her day when one last parent drops in. Marion is a very busy woman, balancing work and family, and she is concerned about her son’s education. Through their very intense discussion, we learn that there is a deeper concern beyond the report card; Marion is suspicious of the communication between her husband and Teresa over the school year.

Wednesday, Feb 6 – JJ Shiplett

Wednesday, Feb 6 – JJ Shiplett

Rugged, raspy and reserved, JJ Shiplett is a true artist. Unapologetically himself, the Alberta born singer-songwriter and performer is bold in range and musical creativity, with a passion and reverence for the art of music and performance that has captured the attention of music fans across the country.

Saturday, Feb 9th – Chocolate Festival

Saturday, Feb 9th – Chocolate Festival

The happiest event in the north opens its doors again at the North Peace Cultural Centre at 6:00. Tickets will be sold at the NPCC box office. For the price of a ticket, $20 per adult, $10 per child or $45 for a family of four, patrons have the opportunity for unlimited tasting of many deliciously decadent chocolate confections donated by home and commercial bakers.

Friday, Feb 15 – Brendan Mcleod – Brain & Other Stories

Friday, Feb 15 – Brendan Mcleod – Brain & Other Stories

A hilarious, heartbreaking monologue about consciousness, mental illness, and friendship from award-winning novelist and former Canadian poetry SLAM champ Brendan McLeod. “Brain” maps Brendan’s experiences with obsessive compulsive disorder – from a teenager struggling to understand his obsessions to an adult battling psychosis. A nuanced journey through the nature of thought, “Brain” is his an upbeat, intense comedy about the miracle of the mind.