The majority of what was once a landmark structure in Fort St. John but, what had become its most embarrassing eye-soar, has been demolished.

The Old Fort Hotel at the corner of 100th avenue and 100th street went down yesterday, taking with it many memories.

Local Historian and Councilor Larry Evans….


Over the next few days the rubble is expected to be cleared away, although one part of the hotel structure still stands.

The demolition was a long standing obejective of Mayor Jim Eglinski and ironically it was completed on the final full day of his mayoralty term.

This afternoon he will be honored for his service to the city, prior to the swearing in ceremonies for the newly elected mayor and council, which will include five incumbents, beginning their second terms.

That gives the group a combined experience of slightly less than 15 years but, mayor-elect, Bruce Lantz, is confident it is ready to deal, with the governing challenges which lie ahead….


Photos and video of the Fort Hotel demolition are available online at