Prince George

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Gateway to the North

Visit Prince George and not only will you find wilderness and wildlife, you will also discover a modern city in the heart of BC's Interior. Prince George offers outdoor recreation and adventure combined with all the amenities a city of around 75,000 can offer. Situated in the middle of an endless spruce forest, the city boasts of over 120 parks within its city limits.

Although Prince George has a rich and interesting history, it has since developed into a large cosmopolitan city and offers visitors a large selection of top quality hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and several full service campgrounds for their accommodation needs. Extensive shopping and a vast selection of restaurants complement the thousands of businesses and services found in our rapidly expanding city.

Prince George is continually growing more beautiful as the years go by. Overlooking the city on Cranbrook Hill, we now have the University of Northern British Columbia - which opened in September 1994 and now is proud to house UBC's Northern Medical Program. We also have a lovely Civic Centre Plaza close to our extensive Public Library and also a multiplex CN Centre at the Exhibition Park. This large venue allows for high quality sports and entertainment to now make Prince George a destination stop. We have the beautiful Two Rivers Art Gallery and two swimming pools with slides and leisure pools. And don't forget to visit our fascinating museum The Exploration Place!

Our city is never still and seems to constantly have an event, festival or celebration to bring people together. The city pulp mills offer tours, and the demonstration forests provide a hands-on understanding of the enormous forest industry in the area. Prince George is recent winner of the Communities in Bloom contest and during the winters we enjoy brightening our city as part of the WinterLights Celebration. Contact the Tourism Prince George website to learn more about what our lovely city has to offer and visit the PG Afterhours Website for a listing of current events.

Prince George offers a rich cultural life, too. Throughout most of the year symphonies, concerts and theatre with local and international talent grace our city's stages. We also have several movie houses, nightclub cabarets, family fun centres, bowling alleys, and pool halls to occupy those long northern evenings.

Where are we...

Prince George is located 780 kilometres (496 miles) north of Vancouver on Highway 97.


575 metres (1,886 ft) above sea level.


City: 72,406


Yearly: Precipitation: 36.5 cm (14.4") Snowfall: 166 cm (5.5')


Average: July 16C ( 60F) January -5 C (22.5 F)

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