University of Northern British Columbia
Two Rivers Art Gallery
Prince George Folkfest - summer months
Vanier Hall - home to the Prince George Symphony Orchestra
Ice Hockey Events
Fort George Park
Forests for the World
Fraser Fort George Regional Museum
For centuries, the Lheidli T'Enneh First Nation were the prominent people of this area in and around what we now call as Prince George. Their native name means and describes them as, "people of the confluence", with reference to the two rivers that meet here, it could not be more appropriate.
White European settlers began arriving in the early 1800's. The initial fur trading post was established in 1807 by a gentleman named Simon Fraser. Fort George, as it was first called, began as an agricultural settlement in 1906 when the pioneers recognized that not soon after, the railway (being built through the soon-to-be province) would near their fur trade post. The completed the stretch of rail ties reached Fort George in 1914. The city was incorporated Prince George in 1915.
Summer average 18 degrees Celsius
Winter average 0 degrees Celsius (between November and March)
Considered a winter city, Prince George sees weather conditions that remain below 0 degrees Celsius for more then two consecutive months.