British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide
Prince George lies where the Nechako River joins the Fraser River along the Pacific Rim. This water convergence is a superb makeup of wilderness, waterways, hills and ocean scenery! It is the largest city in Northern British Columbia and offer visitors a piece of everything; fine dining, great accommodations, tours, action filled adventures, relaxation, summer sports, winter sports, and numerous facilities. The town's recreational (year round) variety of outdoor venues includes; 116 playgrounds and parks, tennis courts, ice rinks, heated swimming pools and a scenic eleven kilometer riverfront trail system.

When visitors are out enjoying the wilderness trails is not unusual that they will encounter the communities wide variety of wild edible fruits such as; wild crab apples, bunchberries, rose hips, blueberries, huckleberries, cranberries, chokecherries, strawberries, raspberries, saskatoons, and soapberrie. It is not recommended that visitors ingest any of these unless they are otherwise familiar or with a guide.

Those traveling by road can note that the north-south Highway 97 and the east-west Highway 16 intersect at Prince George.

Population: 82,000

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
Paddlewheel Park
Rainbow Park
Connaught Hill
Foot Park
Ginter's Property
Eskers 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.


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