Highlights of the region
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 staff’s favourite spots
Stuie’s Diner – Dawson Creek
Brown’s Social House – Fort St. John
Riverhouse Restaurant – Chetwynd
Post & Row – Dawson Creek
Amanda’s Northern Delights – Fort Nelson
Pomeroy Sports Centre – Fort St. John
Fort Nelson Heritage Museum – Fort Nelson
MV Tarahne – Atlin
South Peace Community Multiplex – Dawson Creek
Kinuseo Falls in Monkman Provincial Park – Tumbler Ridge
Bear Mountain Wind Park – Dawson Creek
Kiskatinaw River (Bridge and Park) – Dawson Creek area