Fort Nelson, British Columbia

What is Fort Nelson, British Columbia known for?


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is on the southwest edge of the Greater Sierra oil & gas field (Greater Sierra (oil field)). History Fort Nelson, named in honour of the British naval hero Horatio Nelson, was established in 1805 as a fur trading post. Due to fires, floods and feuds, Fort Nelson is currently situated in its fifth location. The Fort Nelson Airport played a key role in developing Fort Nelson as a community. Yukon Southern Air Transport began chartering flights to the regional airport in 1935. World


young community

December 6, 2010 accessdate December 6, 2012 Fort Nelson is the home to a very diverse group of residents with approximately 14% of the community's residents being of Aboriginal identity (Aboriginal peoples of Canada). Fort Nelson has also seen a large increase in the number of foreigners coming to the community, with substantial increases in number of residents from the Philippines. Fort Nelson is a fairly young

community in comparison to the rest of the province, with 30.7% of the population being under the age of 19. Approximately 44% of Fort Nelson residents over the age of 15 have attained an education beyond a high school certificate or equivalent in the forms of trades, colleges, or universities. Economy Due to major increases and improvements to the oil and gas industry (petroleum industry) in the Horn River Basin, Fort Nelson


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has experienced substantial growth in recent years. Natural gas, forestry, tourism and agriculture make up the majority of local industry. Natural gas Unconventional gas exploration is the premier industry in Fort Nelson, employing a large percentage of Fort Nelson's community members. The region's natural gas industry centers around the Horn River Basin (Horn River Formation), Liard Basin, and the Cordova basin which all contain vast amounts of gas in shale


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Columbia Mackenzie . A third line was extended west from the mainline (somewhat north of Prince George) to Fort St. James (Fort St. James, British Columbia). It was completed on August 1, 1968. The largest construction undertaken in the 1960s was to extend the mainline from Fort St. John -


largest construction''

Columbia Mackenzie . A third line was extended west from the mainline (somewhat north of Prince George) to Fort St. James (Fort St. James, British Columbia). It was completed on August 1, 1968. The largest construction undertaken in the 1960s was to extend the mainline from Fort St. John -


peace river canada

Interior past the Rockies, including Fort Nelson (Fort Nelson, British Columbia) and other parts of the Liard drainage (Liard River), and before W.A.C. Bennett Dam included the upper Peace River (Peace River (Canada)) through its canyon between Finlay Forks (Finlay Forks, British Columbia) and Hudson's Hope (Hudson's Hope, British Columbia). In Alberta, the region stretches from Grande Prairie and Valleyview (Valleyview, Alberta) in the south, to High Prairie, Alberta High


extensive variety

of the Rocky Mountains. thumb left Muskwa River (File:Muskwa River.jpg) Wildlife The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is home to an extensive variety of wildlife which attracts many tourists and hunters to the region. Wildlife found


popular fishing

located in north-eastern British Columbia. It is located between Fort Nelson (Fort Nelson, British Columbia) and Fort St. John (Fort St. John, British Columbia) on the Alaska Highway. It is at mile 91 of the Alaska Highway, and features a maintained free campsite. Outhouses, and large camping spots are featured as well as quad, and dirt bike trails. It is a popular fishing destination, which is stocked annually with Rainbow trout. A spawning channel project has been underway


largest construction'

Columbia Mackenzie . A third line was extended west from the mainline (somewhat north of Prince George) to Fort St. James (Fort St. James, British Columbia). It was completed on August 1, 1968. The largest construction undertaken in the 1960s was to extend the mainline from Fort St. John -


major products

expansion of the community into what would eventually become the village of Fort Nelson in 1971. The 1960s also had Fort Nelson’s education system formally offer grades 1-12 education. After the completion of BC Hydro’s newly constructed natural gas power plant to provide electricity to the region, Fort Nelson experienced true growth. A railroad was built up to Fort Nelson in the 1970s which provided the necessary transportation means to efficiently transport the local industry’s major

products (lumber, oil, and gas) to larger markets down south. Geography Fort Nelson lies near the confluence of Fort Nelson River (which took the name from the community), Muskwa River and Prophet River. The entire region of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, of which Fort Nelson is the largest community, constitutes 10% of the province’s total landmass. Fort Nelson is well known to be surrounded by mountainous beauty pertaining to the northern portion

Fort Nelson, British Columbia

'''Fort Nelson''' is a community in northeast British Columbia, Canada within the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM). becoming its administrative centre. The NRRM is the first regional municipality in the province. url http: brenthodson.ca ?p 78 title Fort Nelson becomes B.C.’s first Regional Municipality publisher Brent Hodson date February 10, 2009 accessdate 2009-06-27

The community lies east of the northern Rocky Mountains in the Peace River region along the Alaska Highway at mile 300. Fort Nelson is home to 3,902 residents, representing 70% of the NRRM's total population of 5,578.

The majority of Fort Nelson's economic activity has historically been concentrated in the energy (Petroleum production in Canada) and tourism industries, and until very recently, forestry. url http: foresttalk.com index.php 2008 10 08 canfor-closes-tackama-plywood-plant-inde title Canfor closes Tackama plywood plant indefinitely publisher ForestTalk.com date October 8, 2008 accessdate 2009-06-27 The forests surrounding Fort Nelson are part of Canada's boreal forest (Boreal forest of Canada). Fort Nelson is on the southwest edge of the Greater Sierra oil & gas field (Greater Sierra (oil field)).

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