British Columbia

Prince George

                                                      Welcome to Prince George!

"BC's Northern Capital," a vibrant modern city of 76,500 in the heart of the Interior's wilderness. Prince George is the regional service centre for post secondary education, health care and government services.

Prince George's main industries are forestry and tourism. Prince George is proud of its roots in the forest industry. The productive boreal forests that surround the city not only provide beauty, but are also the backbone of the City's economy. Associated rail and road transportation and service businesses together create a powerful economic base.

Prince George prides itself on friendly service, so be on the lookout for northern hospitality at its best! You will find more than 100 restaurants to satisfy every taste and budget and not to mention accommodations ranging from quaint B&B's and RV parks to family motels and full-service hotels to serve you. With a vibrant town centre and five shopping malls, Prince George is a great place to shop for specialty items or every day necessities. Boutiques and shops feature unique artwork, handicrafts and traditional native arts.

Attractions
Prince George is a four seasons playground, offering a wide range of things to see and do. City residents not only enjoy outdoor fun and festivals, but they are also proud to support the many attractions the city has to offer.

The Fraser-Fort George Regional Museum is located in beautiful Fort George Park. Beside the museum is the popular small gauge steam train - a hit with children -which operates in the summer months.

Stop at the Prince George Railway and Forest Industry Museum to see rolling stock, the huge engine turntable and the luxurious Nechako car with its polished brass and oak lounge.

Now a living museum, Huble Homestead, 50 km north of Prince George, was originally settled in 1905 by Al Huble to provide supplies for travelers over the Giscome Portage. The trading post and homestead, situated on the historic Fraser River offer a glimpse of our pioneering past.

Drawn by the relaxing influences of serene northern scenery, artists in all disciplines have found abundant inspiration here. A thriving performing arts culture includes performances by the Prince George Symphony Orchestra and Theatre North West. The Prince George Concert Association brings in performers of national and international caliber, while the Prince George Theatre Workshop presents locally produced plays. Drop in to see what's new at the PG Art Gallery, where local, national and international exhibits are changed every few weeks. The Prince George Native Art Gallery offers works in a wide variety of mediums -perfect souvenirs or gifts for folks at home.

The downtown Civic Centre is the site of major conferences and events. The new Prince George Multiplex, opened in 1995, is not only the home for the WHL's Prince George Cougars, but also hosts big-name performances of every variety.

The little Hovel is a wonderful place to visit. Children love the barnyard full of critters. The donkey, llama, sheep, and goats adore attention and make the farm famous for fun and petting. Shopping at the Little Hovel is a special experience, all the gifts and antiques have that little something extra.

If you are one of the growing number of golf enthusiasts, Prince George has four excellent golf courses - two eighteen hole courses complete with pro shops and lessons, and two nine hole ranges.

Would you like to go backpacking without the pack? Let a llama carry your gear! Strider Adventures offers scheduled and custom trips, suited to you and the environment. Other outfitters can provide backcountry experiences on horseback or foot to the best hunting and fishing grounds.

Experience the world's most exciting sport: rock and ice climbing. A local company provides outdoor climbing courses at different levels for all ages. Witness the beautiful scenery around Prince George from a different perspective!

For more information, please visit www.city.pg.bc.ca

 

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