Map of BC with a graphic showing that it takes 1.5 hours by plane to Fort St. John

Making your way here

Our main campuses are located in the Peace River region of northeastern BC. The region is easily accessible from major BC and Alberta highways, or via local airports with multiple daily flights from Vancouver and Calgary.

Highlights of the region

Closeup of outfit at event celebrating Indigenous culture

Understand the history

Northern Lights College serves the northern third of the province of British Columbia. Our region covers approximately 325,000 square kilometres and shares a border with the province of Alberta and the Yukon territory.

These are the traditional lands of the Cree, Dene, Dunne-Za, Kaska, Saulteau, Tse’khene, Tahltan, and Tlingit people. To protect these lands, several First Nations signed Treaty 8 in the early 20th century.

Today, approximately 7% of the region’s population are Indigenous peoples. At NLC, we recognize that we are guests in this territory and seek to uphold values that honour and respect these storied lands.

Some of our students’ favourite spots


Post and Row, Dawson Creek

Olive Tree Mediterranean Grill, Fort St. John

Dragon Palace, Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge

Spicy Fusion, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John

Amanda’s Northern Delights, Fort Nelson


Pomeroy Sport Centre, Fort St. John

Ovintiv Events Centre, Dawson Creek

Harvest Festival, Chetwynd

Lido Theatre, Fort St. John

Northern Lights Festival, Fort Nelson


Kinuseo Falls in Monkman Provincial Park, Tumbler Ridge

Bear Mountain Bike Trails, Dawson Creek

High on Ice Winter Festival, Fort St. John

Geocaching, Chetwynd

Steamboat Mountain, Fort Nelson

Take a tour

If you’re considering attending NLC and would like to tour one of our locations, connect with us. We’d love to meet you.

Please email to schedule your visit.