FORT ST. JOHN -- The city of Fort St. John is gearing up for its annual 'High on Ice' Winter Festival, and is reminding the public of closures as preparations get underway.

The northwest corner of Centennial Park, Festival Plaza, and other event spaces are now closed to pedestrian traffic, in addition to the driveway along 100th Street that will be barricaded off to incoming vehicles. 

The city looking to ensure safety by keeping the areas clear as ice carvers and event staff set up for the event that runs Family Day weekend,  February 16th to 19th.

The festival will allow residents and visitors an opportunity to meet local councillors and take part in an array of winter-themed activities.

Some of the events that can be expected at this year’s festival include the return of professional ice carving competitions and ice slides, plus family-friendly activities including art and performances by local artists, skating, bonfires, face painting, workshops, and the ice fishing derby.

For more information and a full event schedule, visit the City of Fort St. John website