Northern Development at a glance


The millions of dollars in funding the Trust has committed to 1,253 projects since its inception


The number of jobs that have been created


The number of funding partners the Trust has teamed up with to attract more than $1.1 billion in new funding to the region


The percentage of investments in communities with less than 5,000 people


The millions of dollars in funding community grant writers have helped communities access since 2010

Northern Rockies is a destination that can’t be missed

Located at Mile 300 of the Historic Alaska Highway, the town of Fort Nelson, now known as the Northern
Rockies Regional Municipality, is a full-service stop situated in a seemingly unending landscape of soaring vistas and pristine wilderness.
Home to approximately 5,000 people, the town has a unique seasonal population with the oil and gas industry attracting approximately 2,000 additional people during the winter, and tourism attracting some 320,000 visitors throughout the warmer months.

Although natural gas extraction is a mainstay of the local economy, Fort Nelson serves as a gateway to a
vibrant and dynamic region that includes the rolling hills of the Peace Country, the craggy mountaintops
of the Northern Rockies, the incredible canyons and waterfalls of Nahanni National Park and a stream of natural wonders along the Alaska Highway all the way to Fairbanks, Alaska.

The town itself offers a wide range of amenities including first-rate hotels, restaurants and bars, as well as cultural and recreational facilities that include a performing arts centre, golf course, aquatic centre, bowling alley, library, two rinks and museum.