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-6pm
Wednesdays: 10am-6pm
Thursdays: 10am-9pm
Fridays: 10am-9pm
Saturdays: 10am-5pm
Sundays: 1pm-5 pm (Closed during July & August)

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.


Bike Racks

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


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.


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, April 8 – Hope Springs Eternal

Sunday, April 8 – Hope Springs Eternal

North Peace Community Choir & Orchestra together with Grand Prairie Regional College Choir presents Hope Springs Eternal with inspirational music past and present. Featuring Schubert's Mass in G. Our guest conductor will be Merrill Flewelling.

Friday April 13 – CCR Tribute – Green River Revival

Friday April 13 – CCR Tribute – Green River Revival

If you are searching for North America’s most authentic sounding CCR tribute, look no further than Canada’s own GREEN RIVER REVIVAL. Their lead singer sounds so much like John Fogerty you’ll swear it is the real CCR! These boys have entertained thousands in the past few years, always delivering first class entertainment. For an exciting show full of nostalgia, sing-a-longs and a down right good old time, you’ve got it all with the GREEN RIVER REVIVAL!!

April 14-22 – Peace River North Performing Arts Festival

April 14-22 – Peace River North Performing Arts Festival

The Peace River North Festival Association is a non-profit society supporting young performers in dance, voice, piano, choir, band and instruments. We host an annual festival in Fort St. John, BC where over 500 young performers participate. This year the festival will be held April 14th - 22nd culminating in a "Best of the Fest" Honours Concert on April 22nd.

April 26-28 – Mary’s Wedding

April 26-28 – Mary’s Wedding

Please join us on the night before Mary’s wedding in 1920. We join Mary through a dream, flowing through her past, and we meet her first love Charlie before he volunteers to join the war. Through Charlie’s letters, we are in the trenches of WW1 alongside his mentor and sergeant. Come for the romance Come for the history

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.

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.