Take a ride on the Red Creek Trail, starting from the club’s chalet on Charlie Lake.There are two cabins at Tommy Lakes that accommodate 5 to 7 people, and one of the jewels of the backcountry is the Redfern Trail starting at mile 176 on the Alaska Highway.Nearly 2,400 km of gravel roadway was constructed from Dawson Creek to Alaska, providing quicker access for the US military to their northern state during the Second World War. John is now the largest city on the Alaska Highway, and in Northeastern BC, and is the transportation and service hub for the area. John is a busy, modern town that popped up with the expansion of the oil and gas industries in this unique prairie region, the only one in British Columbia.Grain and oilseed are important industries in this the most northerly agricultural region in Canada.Forestry and hydroelectric power add to this resource-rich community.Fishing, excellent year-round sports facilities, and a strong local arts community meet the needs of everyone. John and the Peace area is unsurpassed…so come and enjoy! John is located in beautiful Northern British Columbia, 300 miles (478 km) northeast of Prince George (5-hour drive) and 773 miles (1,237 km) north of Vancouver (14-hour drive). John is situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 134 miles (214 km) west of Grande Prairie, Alberta (2½-hour drive). John Airport is the gateway to the Peace River Region of British Columbia.
Today, the St John Fort contains the city’s maritime museum.Hiking trails in the park double as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing routes in the winter.Charlie Lake Provincial Park occupies the west side of Charlie Lake, at the junction of Highways 97 and 29.Gold was discovered along the banks of the Peace River in 1861.The laying down of the Alaska Highway, in a record nine months in 1942, brought about great changes in the northern communities of BC.