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Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Very nice and accommodating. But beware

The visitor center was very helpful in us finding things of interest to stop and see. Everything... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
twalterstkh
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Wolfforth, Texas
Super helpful staff

When our phone wouldn't work, these folks came through with a pay phone. Very helpful, competent... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
AKTraveler50
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Bend, Oregon
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The Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre is located at Mile 300 on the famous Alaska Highway. Stop in to get information, ask questions, use the computers or internet, use bathrooms and fill up your coffee mug. The centre is also stocked with...more
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5500 Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson, Northern Rockies, British Columbia V0C 1R0, Canada
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

The visitor center was very helpful in us finding things of interest to stop and see. Everything they mentioned but one was wonderful. They mentioned Tesla River Campground and said their cinnamon rolls were great, but we will never stop at that place again. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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fnvic, Manager at Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review here and provide your feedback. I apologize for not responding sooner. I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience however I am happy you obviously had a fabulous trip overall and I'm very glad...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

When our phone wouldn't work, these folks came through with a pay phone. Very helpful, competent staff who want to make your visit a good one. Nice building and good wifi. Excellent visitor center!

Date of experience: July 2018
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fnvic, Manager at Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you - I am happy our staff was able to help. We hope you enjoyed a fabulous trip and that you come back and visit us again!

Reviewed August 29, 2018

After a long day on the road, this visitor's centre is such a great place to stop. Super helpful staff, coffee and tea, wifi, a sitting area to get caught up on email, book lending library (free) and some really nice items for sale as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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fnvic, Manager at Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thanks so much for your review - we are glad you enjoyed our beautiful facility. Enjoy your travels!!

Reviewed August 17, 2018

So much willingness to help and ensure that your stay is the best it can be. I cannot say enough about all the visitor centers in Canada. It seems they also provide summer (seasonal) employment to kids which I think is a great cause. Very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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fnvic, Manager at Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you so much - I am glad to hear you have found our centre's helpful. We are very fortunate to be able to find wonderful staff for the summer months. All of us truly enjoy meeting everyone and love to be able to make...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

During my 14000 km motorbiketrip up North this center added a little to the service you would expect. Freindly , competent help . They even went a little further and helped me with a swollen face from waspstings. Thanks.😊More

Date of experience: August 2018
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fnvic, Manager at Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

We are so sorry you got stung and hope you have fully recovered! They are particularly bothersome this year in the region as we have had perfect weather for them to thrive. We hope the remainder of your journey is fabulous and that you come...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018

Great source of information for Northern BC, Yukon, and Alaska. Nice bathrooms. Even the free coffee is good.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

When I first moved to the area we stopped in to get information on what to do in the area. We were greeted promptly and were given plenty of information on local events and things to do as well as what to see up the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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fnvic, Manager at Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thanks for your review - we hope you get the chance to do all the hikes in the area. We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

Reviewed July 30, 2018

This was by far the best visitor centre we encountered on our road trip. The staff are very welcoming and friendly and free coffee is provided. The centre is well stocked with both the normal tourist literature and also books/souvenirs for sale.

Date of experience: June 2018
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fnvic, Manager at Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you so much! Our staff really enjoy meeting the visitors who stop in and hearing about their adventures. We hope you have a wonderful journey!

Reviewed July 11, 2018

This was a beautiful building attached to their recreation center. The young man was helpful and gave suggestions for places to stop along the Alaska Highway. He even had information regarding construction and animal sightings. There was also a nice gift shop. This was definitely...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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fnvic, Manager at Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thanks so much for stopping in. We hope you have a wonderful trip!

Reviewed July 3, 2018

There is a visitor center entrance and the main community center entrance. Both are open. The main entrance is easier to see. The visitor center has informative information and books about local heritage, history, and fauna. The swiming and exercise was open to the public.

Date of experience: June 2018
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fnvic, Manager at Fort Nelson Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Thank you for stopping in. We have added an extra sign to the front walkway into the visitor centre to increase visibility. We are glad you enjoyed the recreation centre and hope you are having a wonderful trip.

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