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About the City


(Photo Courtesy Tourism Prince George)

Known as BC's northern capital, Prince George is a bustling city of over 77,000 situated at the crossroads of Hwy. 97 (north-south) and Hwy. 16 (east-west), and at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers. As a major City of the Pacific Rim, Prince George is firmly tied to the global market.


The area offers a lifestyle that is definitely worth boasting about. Residents enjoy affordable housing, incomes above provincial averages, and an extensive range of quality services, cultural and sports events. Recreation opportunities are second to none and range from golfing, skiing, fishing and hunting to any team sport you can think of. Local educational facilities include the University of Northern British Columbia and the College of New Caledonia.


Located right in the heart of British Columbia, Prince George is a hub of activity offering visitors an exciting assortment of historical, natural, and cultural attractions. With more than 120 parks to explore in the city, visitors will have no shortage of walking, bird watching, and cycling opportunities on their trip. Forests of the World Park, for example, offers a complete forest getaway, with a lake and mountain landscape, only a few minutes' drive from downtown. In the winter, cross-country ski trails connecting to the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada's newest northern university, provide a magical, sun-on-snow escape from the wintertime blues.


Fort George Park also attracts many vacationers interested in the local history. The site of traditional burial grounds for the Lheid'li T'enneh people, the park is home to the Fraser Fort George Regional Museum, which offers an abundance of hands-on displays and interactive exhibits on everything from dinosaur fossils to stick insects, from First Nations history to the rise of the forestry industry. If you have questions, the Regional Museum has answers! Then round out your trip to Prince George with a guided tour. Canfor offers free tours of their pulp and paper mill and sawmill facilities, shedding insight into the forestry industry. Discover how huge logs are eventually transformed into lumber, and trees turned into paper. For the beer connoisseur in your midst, the Pacific Western Brewing Company also offers tours. Witness the ale-making process at its best before sampling some of the local drink. Please book all tours in advance.


For more information, visit City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George.