Prince George, BC
Top Things to Do
Solitude and a true sense of remoteness
Prince George is surrounded by countless streams, lakes and rivers that range in size from tiny trickling creeks to massive reservoirs. Regardless of your preferred angling style or species, opportunity awaits in every direction and the only limitation is your willingness to explore! For more information, click here.
Trails for all skill levels
Ride through pristine forests and thrilling cross-country, all-mountain and downhill riding within minutes of Prince George. For a challenge, ride the trails at Pidherny recreation site or Otway with trails for all skill levels. For an easy, relaxed ride with river views, cycle the Heritage River Trail, which follows the Nechako River as it merges with the mighty Fraser. For more information on trails, click here.
There are tons of family-friendly activities to keep little minds racing all day long. Combine fitness with fun at the aquatic centers, or sneak in some educational interactive fun at one of the museums.
Explore Cottonwood Island Nature Park‘s winding trails along the river. This is a local favourite and provides views of the historical vertical-lift rail bridge. As you walk through the park, keep your eyes open for unique carvings in the thick bark of Cottonwood Trees.
Forests for the World is a 106 hectare demonstration forest with 15 kilometres of hiking trails that enables adventurers to learn about the various forest eco systems and the flora and fauna that thrive in the Fraser – Nechako Plateau region. The main trail leads to Shane Lake where there are picnic tables, a picnic shelter, fire pits, a viewing platform and two fishing docks.
The watershed of the upper Fraser River has given rise to a unique inland wet-temperate rainforest; a forest ecosystem that combines attributes of both the coastal wet-temperate rainforests of British Columbia and adjacent boreal forests of Alberta and the far north. The Ancient Forest Trail provides an opportunity to view enormous ancient cedar trees within BC’s inland rainforest. The trail is an easy-moderate hike marked with interpretative signage, and is home to a beautiful waterfall.
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Planets, comets and galaxies!
Come look for yourself and see the planets, the moon, comets, galaxies, nebulas, and globular clusters through the telescopes at the Prince George Observatory.
Arts and culture
The museums and galleries celebrate the pioneer past and cultural present. They are dedicated to preserving and sharing the story of their home and the people who have lived here – a unique blend of aboriginal, explorer and industrial history. For more information, click here.
From the long fairways at Links of Maggie May to Pine Valley, the best par 3 course in town, to the away-winning Aberdeen Glen Golf course, you’re guaranteed to have a great time, regardless of your skill level. Many of the golf courses make their way through naturally forested areas and small critters such as foxes, geese and an array of birds can be found scampering around the courses.
Refined palates and picky eaters will all be satisfied by the wide variety of dining options available in Prince George. To explore the many food options available, click here.
See PG through a new set of eyes
Looking for an authentic Prince George experience? Find out how local experts are taking on PG!
- Get a behind the scenes look at The Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum.
- Outside of Prince George are lakes and rivers that are perfect for catching wild and stocked rainbow trout. Virtually explore these with Reel North Adventures.
- Digitally explore art at the Two Rivers Gallery.
- Travel through history and explore downtown Prince George in 1950.
- Learn about Prince George’s tallest celebrity, Mr. PG with a behind the scenes look at The Exploration Place Museum.
- With six featured golf courses comprising part of the Northern BC Golf Corridor, a trip to Prince George is the perfect golf getaway.