Over the last two centuries, Prince George has transformed from a bustling mill town to a lively city filled with family-friendly attractions. It sits at the junction of the Nechako and Fraser rivers and offers great shopping, fantastic food and local art galleries.
Things to do in Prince George
The Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum highlights the city's industrial past with vintage locomotives and heavy-duty logging machinery. You can also learn about beavers and other native Canadian animals. Afterwards, connect with nature in the Cottonwood Island Nature Park, where scenic walking trails wind along the banks of the river.
Kids will love Exploration Place, a family-friendly attraction filled with displays on culture, science and natural history. Don't miss the Palaeontology Gallery featuring full-size dinosaur models and 70-million-year-old fossils found in the area. In the Hodul’eh-a: A Place of Learning exhibition, you can learn about Prince George's rich First Nations culture.
Eskers Provincial Park showcases the natural beauty of British Columbia, with scenic trails through lush pine forests. You can canoe in Circle Lake, birdwatch in the wetlands and explore 15 kilometres of marked trails. If you're lucky, you can spot moose, deer and black bears.
Prince George is a great place to bite into British Columbia's flourishing farm-to-table food scene. Dine on hearty meals using locally-sourced ingredients at Nancy O's, then wash it down with a fantastic selection of BC beer. Head to the Prince George Farmers Market for local produce.
Getting around Prince George
Downtown Prince George is easy to get around on foot, while a rental car is best for exploring the region. The city is serviced by local buses and taxis, as well as a VIA Rail Station in the heart of the city.