Highlights of the region

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 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

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