On-campus highlights

The Fort Nelson campus features a student gathering space with a beautiful patio and an Indigenous gathering space with a huge dream catcher suspended from the skylight.

Located close to the rec centre, grocery stores and heritage museum, the Fort Nelson campus is just steps away from the wilderness with several trails close by.

This campus offers full and part-time programming including: Career and College Prep, University Arts and Sciences, Applied Business Technology, and certain Trades and Apprenticeship programs offered periodically in partnership with local industry.

Exterior view of the NLC Fort Nelson Campus
Exterior view of the NLC Fort Nelson Campus Exterior view of the NLC Fort Nelson Campus

Student services at this campus

  • Bookstore
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Financial Aid
  • Indigenous Services
  • Library
Visit the Service Hub
Student looking at books in campus library

Get to know Fort Nelson

The town of Fort Nelson is the largest centre in the Northern Rockies with a population of about 4,700. Fort Nelson is located at Mile 300 on the Alaska Highway. It is the major service hub in northern BC between Fort St. John and the Yukon Territory.

Fort Nelson is full of fun recreation and entertainment including an aquatic centre, ice rinks, rock climbing wall, squash court, fitness facilities, and a movie theatre. There’s lots to explore nearby with hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and one of BC’s largest hot springs, Liard Hot Springs.

Fort Nelson is located close to the Tu Deh Kah Geothermal Plant. This sustainable energy project is creating unique opportunities throughout the region.


Fort Nelson was established as a trading post in 1805 by the Northwest Fur Trading Company.

Alaska highway

Plan Your Visit

To schedule a visit at the Fort Nelson campus, please email visit@nlc.bc.ca


Northern Lights College
Box 860 – 5201 Simpson Trail
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0

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