2022 Cemetery Tours

Alaska Highway Cemetery Tour (Fort St. John Cemetery on 100 Ave)

2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the construction of the Alaska Highway. Learn about the connection many of the people buried in our main cemetery have to the Alaska Highway. From construction workers to entrepreneurs to ambulance drivers, the cemetery is full of people who worked and lived along the highway.

 

Woodlawn Cemetery Tour (12374 86 St.)

Join us for the debut of our Woodlawn Cemetery Tour. From dentists to nurses and farmers to surveyors, these people changed the face of Fort St. John. Learn about the man who walked over 800 miles to Fort St. John from Telegraph Creek. Hear about a woman who could skin a beaver faster than any male trapper. Find out more about the Chinese couple that welcomed RCMP constables. Working through hardships, these people made our community home.

 

Original Cemetery Tour (Fort St. John Cemetery on 100 Ave)

Did you know that the Fort St. John Cemetery is home to an American Civil War Veteran, FSJ’s first Muslim storekeeper, a Hudson’s Bay Company clerk, and a member of the Order of Canada? Hear interesting stories about Fort St. John’s past and how our main cemetery came to take the layout it has today. Learn about cemetery mysteries such as the groundskeeper who ran away with the cemetery map!

 

Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. Alaska Highway Tour

Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. Woodlawn Cemetery Tour

Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. Original Cemetery Tour

Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. Woodlawn Cemetery Tour

Friday, August 5 at 7 p.m. Alaska Highway Tour

 

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum developed these tours. We share stories (humorous, informative, and sometimes sad) about these people and the history of our community while standing by their graves. This is not a ghost tour! For more information call the museum at 250-787-0430.

 

Tour is $10/person and can be paid at the cemetery prior to the tour.