Prince George

Prince George

Prince George British Columbia

Barkerville Visitors’ Guide: download pages 41–44. Includes information on Prince George.

As the northern trailhead of BC’s Gold Rush Trail, Prince George is also your gateway to northern BC and the ideal place to spend a few nights experiencing a perfectly blended balance of urban amenities and awe-inspiring wilderness. Visit BC’s northern-most fruit winery and BC’s first brewery to produce canned beer. Stretch your legs alongside the mighty Fraser or Nechako Rivers or while exploring forested paths. Prince George has over 1500 hectares of parks, designated dog parks, and open spaces to refresh your body and mind. 

Prince George is a regional centre for shopping, the arts and sports. Visitors will find a variety of great restaurants from fast food to fine dining, and overnight guests can choose between charming B&Bs, rugged campgrounds and classy hotels. Shoppers can delight in the city’s big box stores, shopping malls and unique downtown boutiques while culture buffs will take pleasure in the art galleries, theatres and museums. If you’re a sports fan, you’ll find yourself right at home in Prince George with BCHL and WHL hockey, drag racing, senior baseball and lacrosse, varsity basketball and soccer to watch.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find everything they desire in the northern wilderness, including world class fresh water fishing and hunting. Forests and waterfalls line the highways, greenery-rich parks can be found within city limits, and countless lakes and rivers exist within a short drive. In the winter season, the selection is just as diverse: world class Nordic, downhill and heli skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling are a few of the many pastimes visitors and locals are able to enjoy. You can be sure that excitement is never far away, so bring your skis or camping gear to get the full nature experience that Prince George has to offer!

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