Enjoy Prince George

Things to do and see:

  • For an afternoon of immersive virtual reality, stop by Gamechangerz or All Around Gamerz VR Lounge & Arcade.
  • Experience Prince George from the skies with Aberdeen Helicopters Ltd. This sightseeing tour offers some of the best views that overlook the city and surrounding mountain ranges. Choose between flight routes that discover backcountry mountains and lakes or try a more urban city tour.
  • Check out the big guy himself, and embrace some Prince George pride with a selfie and hello to Mr. PG. If you upload it to Instagram, try adding @therealmrpg and see if you get a reply back!
  • With over 1,600 lakes, rivers, and streams within a 100 km radius of Prince George, there is no shortage of spots to try your hand at fishing. Free rod, tackle,
  • and life jacket rentals are available at the Visitor Centre for locals and visitors alike to get out and explore the waters.
  • One of the northernmost botanical gardens in BC, the David Douglas Botanical garden is a must-see. Located at the University of Northern British Columbia, the garden features a unique wetland environment that is home to many species of birds and small wildlife.
  • For a chance to see beavers, fish and birds within the city, check out Hudson Bay Wetlands. The 1.8km trail features various viewing platforms to give you the best chance of seeing our local wildlife.
  • Visit our downtown for a shop local experience and fantastic locally owned and operated restaurants.
  • During a hot day, or even a cold one, stop by Frozen Paddle for some unique ice cream. This craft creamery uses locally sourced ingredients and often collaborates with local businesses to bring you coffee, haskap and spruce tip ice cream throughout the year.
Welcome to Prince George

The City of Prince George is situated on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh and their traditional lands cover much of the area from present-day Prince George to the Rocky Mountains. The name “Lheidli” means “The People from the Confluence of the River” in the Carrier language, referring to where the Nechako River meets the Fraser River and their traditional territory.

The City of Prince George's origins can be traced to a fur trading post founded in 1807 by Simon Fraser on traditional Lheidli T'enneh territory. Agricultural settlement around the trading post - named Fort George - began in the early 1900s when the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (later CN Rail) entered the region. The railway arrived in 1914 and construction started on the town that would eventually become the City of Prince George on March 6, 1915.

Prince George is a bustling city of over 77,000 people, situated at the crossroads of Highway 97 (north-south) and Highway 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 City of Prince George is a vibrant, active and diverse community with a thriving economy that offers full opportunities for housing, employment, education, recreation and the cultural life of residents. Prince George is a community that is known for opening its doors and showing our visitors the beauty and magic of the north.

For more information, see Tourism Prince George website.

Prince George Visitor Centre
#101 1300 First Avenue
Open 8 am – 6 pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 4pm Saturday
250-562-3700 info@tourismpg.com

Where to Stay

Host Hotel:
Coast Prince George Hotel by APA
See their website for details.

Other Hotels:
Prince George has more than 2000 rooms, ranging from Five Star Presidential Suites, to economy rooms that can comfortably hold two to four participants. See Tourism Prince George website for details.


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