Prince George Area Attractions
Prince George is a four seasons playground and offers a wide range of things to see and do. Here is just a sampling of some of the tinmgs we consider fun. Please note that some have links to websites for further information. Contact the Tourism Prince George
website to learn more about these events and also visit the PG Afterhours Website
. And be sure to also check out our great list of favorite haunts of the locals
Aberdeen Glen Golf Club
Named one of the top four golfing facilities in the province, by the BC Professional Golfer's Association. This par 73 course carves through forests and valleys with dramatic elevation changes. 250-563-8901.
Aquatic Centre Pool
Have a wonderful afternoon at the wave pool! Call for times at 250-561-7787.
Located above Books and Company, this venue stages special events throughout the year. 1685 3rd Avenue 250-563-6637.
Aspen Grove Golf Course
Undulating hills, strategically placed water hazards and crested greens make this course a picturesque challenge. One of Prince George's most popular public golf courses, it offers a superb driving range, large chipping/putting green, a covered barbeque area, licensed lounge and proshop. 4555 Leno 250-963-9650.
Bubba Baloo's is another word for FUN! Offering a huge playland for the little ones, adults and children alike will also enjoy a game of laser tag as well as playing on the many video games available there. Have your next birthday party here! Located in the Parkhill Centre at 8-556 North Nechako Road 250-563-7529.
Connaught Hill Park
Located in the heart of downtown Prince George, Connaught Hill Park features a panoramic 360 degree view of the city. Enjoy a picnic while scanning the horizon. Take a walk among the elaborate flower gardens. Wedding and grad photo sessions often pake place at this beautiful spot.
Le Cercle des Canadiens Franais
The French Community Centre holds Programs and Services such as French courses for adult, French and Immersion preschool programs, social and cultural activities, an employment center and a college, resources center, social and cultural events - and is home of: "Le Festival d'Hiver / The Winter Festival". 1752 Fir Street (right beside beautiful Fort George Park) 250-561-2565.
Cottonwood Island Nature Park
Prince George's riverside nature park, it is located close to downtown along the Nechako Rive. Offering a quiet retreat from the hustle and bastle of the city, this park has a network of nature trails through the magnificent stands of cottonwood trees. Canoes may be launched from the east end. Kiwanis Park, at the west end, has the park's only paved public boat launch. Close to the Spruce City Wildlife Fish Hatchery.
WHL Cougar's Hockey Games
The Prince George Cougars play seasonally in the CN Centre. Call 250-561-7777 for more information on their home game schedules.
Esther's Inn Water Slides
Located at 1151 Commercial Crescent, you can call for times at 250-562-4131.
The Exploration Place!
Our Museum is situated on the banks of the beautiful Fraser river in Fort George Park. Not only does it highlight the natural and cultural history of the area, but it stands on ground where Simon Fraser established Fort George in 1807! Included in the museum is the Northwood Explorations Gallery with hand-on history and science activities. The wheelchair accessible museum features a gift shop and plenty of free parking. Located at the east end of 20th Avenue. Bus tours are welcome. 250-562-1612.
Held on Saturday mornings downtown. Local produce growers, bakers, artisans, crafters and entertainers every Saturday from May through September. Shop, stroll or watch!
Just 25 minutes north from downtown, this nature reserve was established to protect the exceptionally rich plant and animal life in the area. No motor boats are allowed, but canoes are welcome and a 3 km hiking trail circles the lake. The picnic area and the canoe launch are wheelchair accessible.
Forests For The World
Forests for the World offers the peace and tranquility of a forest within minutes of a large city! A ten minute walk from the parking lot, Shane Lake gives you a chance to reflect on the peaceful environment of a forest watershed. To reall appreciate the forests and mountains surrounding the Prince George area, take a 15 minute walk up the viewpoint trail to the lookout.
Fort George Park
Located on the banks of the mighty Fraser River, this park is home to many special outdoor events. The park offers large play areas along with a children's playground, picnic tables, barbeque and horseshoe pits. Attractive floral designs enhance the Native Burial Grounds containing the Lheit-Lit'en ancestors. A miniature 1912 steam train runs in Fort George Park on weekends and holidays during the summer months. Rides are available for the young - and the young at heart! Close to the Fraser-Fort George Regional Museum (The Exploration Place) at the east end of 20th Avenue.
Four Season's Pool
Enjoy an afternoon at the Four Season's Indoor Pool. With a large pool and a leisure pool, a baby pool, hot tub and weight machines, this can be as much of a work out as you desire. Call for times at 250-561-7636.
Hart Highlands Ski Hill
Located within the city limits, this hill always first opens right after a dump of snow. Offering 11 machine groomed runs, this non profit society keeps its day rates low. Rentals, ski school, T-Bar, city bus to the hill. A great place for night skiing. 250-962-8006.
Heritage River Trails
This 11 km circuit trail follows the rivers and provides an interesting angle to see the city from.The crushed gravel trails are suitable for walkers, joggers, cyclists and cross-country skiers. A trail map is available from Tourism Prince George
on the corner of 15th and Victoria.
A "Living Museum", the Huble Homestead is located 50 km north of Prince George off Highway 97 on Mitchell Road. It was settled in 1905 by Al Huble at the Fraser River end of the Giscome Portage, an extremely important trail for the early explorers since it connected the Pacific and Arctic watersheds. Huble established a trading post and the homestead eventually included several barns, a warehouse and a sqaured log house.The grounds are open in the summer from May through Thanksgiving (October). Guides are on site daily from 10am to 5pm. Bus tours are welcome. 250-564-7033.
Ice Skating Venues
Ice skating is fun! - skate with the family in the Civic Center Courtyard, the oval at the Exhibition Grounds, or in the Coluseum (561-7723), the Elkscentre (561-7638) and the Multiplex (561-7777). Skate rentals available in most locations.
Noah's Ark Adventure Playland
Come to Noah's Ark Adventureland to experience a light hearted, enjoyable yet educational farm tour, party or sleigh, or hay ride filled with local history, animal information, country charm, warmth, hospitality and endless photo opportunities. 250-563-2576
Otway Ski Trails
Cross Country Skiing - 20 km from the end of Tabor Blvd. From Novice to Intermediate.
Powder King Ski Hill
203 km north on Highway 97 North, this hill offers excellent skiing on tracked powder, soft-packed and groomed runs. With 2100 ft. vertical, 18 runs, triple chairs, 2 T-Bars, day lodge, child care, ski shop. rentals, licensed restaurants, tavern, ski school, hotel nearby. Buses from Prince George. 250-997-6323.
Pacific Western Brewing Company
Taste the local flavour, cold filtered from pure spring water. Please call ahead for tours at 250-562-1131. 641 N. Nechako Road.
Prince George Golf & Curling Club
Located in the heart of Prince George, this semi-private club is the city's oldest course. Wide rolling fairways, short cut roughs and razor sharp greens make it one of the best all-around courses in the north. 2515 Recreation Place. 250-563-0357.
Prince George Native Art Gallery
A unique place to get that impossible gift! See a wide range of arts and crafts from across B.C. and learn a bit of native history through art interpretation. Carvings, limited edition prints, custom framing, handcrafted jewellery and native literature are just some of the selections to be found here. 1600 - 3rd Avenue. 250-614-7726.
Prince George Railway & Forest Industry Museum
Bring your children down to this fascinating museum to see the collection of rolling stock including a 100-ton steam crane built in 1913 and an engine turntable. Wait at the 1914 Grand Trunk Station relocated more than 100 km from Penny, B.C. Step back in time and walk through the First Class Nechako Car with its deep woods and polished brass. You certainly get an idea of the effort our early loggers went to when you see the late 1800's models of the machinery that started Prince George's Forest Industry. This educational museum is run by the Central British Columbia Railway and Forest Industry Museum Society and is ideally situated close to the downtown core at 850 River Road. Seasonal - opens in May. 250-563-7351.
Prince George Symphony Orchestra
Prince George supports its own symphony orchestra! Delight to the sounds of great classics, operetta, pop music, ballet, stately balls, choral works, children's fun and cabaret style music. Season runs from September to May. 250-562-0800.
Prince George Theatre Workshop
The P.G. Theatre Workshop has been active in Prince George for over 30 years, performing comedies, mysteries, classical dramas, Shakespearian favourites and musicals. This amateur group has run off with many zone awards and even won on the national level! Season runs from September to May. 250-964-3092.
Purden Ski Hill
Only 45 minutes from the Prince George on Highway 16 East, this ski hill has a run for every level of skier. 1090 ft vertical, double chair lift. T-Bar. 10 runs from beginner to expert. Buses from city. 250-565-7777.
Located on Rainbow Drive, this park features some of the best flower gardens in the city, a playground, a picnic shelter, walking trails and is another favorite place for special occasion photographs. It also has the BEST sledding hill!.
The Roll-A-Dome, located on the junction of Highways 16 and 97 has public skating and is a great place for birthday parties. 250-564-6795.
Spruce City Wildlife Fish Hatchery
The hatchery raises salmon in the spring and trout in the summer. Housed in a beautiful log building on the banks of the Nechako River in Cottonwood island Nature Park. Tours are available. River Road. 250-563-5437.
Prince George Spruce Kings
Plenty of family fun mixed in with action on the ice! Watch affordable high calibre Junior A hockey with the Spruce Kings of the BC Hockey League.. 250-564-1747.
Another wonderful place to spend some time, The Strike Zone offers 10 Pin Bowling (Cosmic Bowling, too!) and several pool tables in an alcohol-free environment. Great for parties! Located at 2366 Westwood Drive 250-563-2695.
Tabor Ski Hill
Tabor Ski Hill is only 15 minutes east of the city centre on Highway 16 East and offers 10 challenging (as well as not-so-challenging) runs and terrific aerial ski facilities. 800 feet vertical, night skiing, free bus service on weekends and holidays. Call for details at 250-963-7542.
Theatre NorthWest is Prince George's professional theatre company and brings in both Canadian and International talent for their outstanding lineup of plays. Located in the Parkhill Centre. 250-563-6969.
Treasure Cove Casino
Located on the corner of the two highways, this casino offers an evening of fun! 250-561-2421.
Two Rivers Art Gallery
Prince George's Two Rivers Art Gallery is always presenting something new and different! Exhibitions are sure to interest everyone at some point - from folk art to abstract expressionism. Lunch hour videos, artist talks and stimulating workshops are offered on occasion, too. Guided tours are available. 715 Civic Plaza. 250-614-7800.
Barkerville 1870's Gold Rush Town allows you to step back in time and relive history.This completely restored Heritage Site has more than 40 original buildings, over 75 displays, walk-in exhibits. live stage performances, street scenarios and music. Even the store mMerchants are in period costume. Live some history - spend a day in Barkerville! Drive down Highway 97 South and follow the signs to Barkerville. 250-994-3332.
Fort St. James National Historic Site
Visit this spendidly restored Hudson's Bay Company fur trading post on Stuart Lake. See the general warehouse, the fur store and other original buildings of the 1800's. The harshness of the early life can be vividly felt here. Call 250-996-7191 for more information or drive along Highway 16 East and follow the signs to Fort St. James.