Are you prepared to Walk the Solar System?

Learn more about this student created project and partnership between SD60 and the City of Fort St John

About this project

Welcome to Walk the Solar System! This is a partnership project between School District 60 and the City of Fort St John. Thanks to the participating classes, teachers, students, and sponsors, this project represents what appears to be the largest scale model of the solar system in Canada at 8600m.

Each Solar body featured has a web page dedicated to it. Over the years we hope to have students and classes contribute a variety of content to them and to the site. On each solar body page students have already submitted fun facts. Some of which have been compiled and used on the signs along the City’s bypass walking trail.

The route is available here.

In the Beginning…

The projected started as a twitter conversation between @jen_andrews and @jbellsd60 in April of 2011 about a scale model of the solar system in Fort St John.

The blog post that started it –

The QR code activity that mentions it –

The board recommendation that moved it forward –

The October 24th, 2011 presentation to city council –


Images on the site are in the public domain and graciously made available by NASA