What to do
- Worth the detour
- Must see
The largest city in Northern British Columbia, Prince George was built around the forest industry, which is still of great importance to the local economy.
In fact, be sure to say hi to the city mascot, Mr PG, a towering human-like statue crafted out of logs that stands on the outskirts of town.
As Prince George is a stopover town, you should plan to arrive at the end of the day.
LHEIDLI T’ENNEH MEMORIAL PARK (FORT GEORGE PARK)
Families who want to stretch their legs after a long day of driving might like to stop off at Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park (formerly known as Fort George Park), named in honour of the local Lheidli T'enneh Nation.
The park offers a playground, bike paths, water games, toilets and a large pavilion with interpretive panels on the Lheidli T’enneh Nation.
Ancient Forest Trail (CHUN T’OH WHUDUJUT)
With its huge moss-draped trees and humid microclimate, this interior rainforest is a great place for a hike. About an hour east of Prince George and easily accessible from the highway, the trail provides an opportunity to view enormous ancient cedar trees typical of the region.
Open daily in summer from 7 am to 11 pm. The park is midway between Prince George and McBride on Highway 16, 115 km east of Prince George.
Where to eat
- $ Inexpensive
- $$ Moderate
- $$$ Upscale
- $$$$ Fine dining
Cimo Mediterranean Grill ($$-$$$)
Cimo Mediterranean Grill is an Italian restaurant inspired by fresh, handpicked ingredients which are grown locally, providing vibrant flavours and support to farmers in the community. The menu showcases fresh, handmade pasta and a fabulous selection of seafood and grills as well as several vegetarian options.
Open Tuesday-Thursday from 11:30 am to 7 pm, Friday from 11:30 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 4 pm to 8 pm.
*** Hours may vary ***
Where to sleep ?
Prince George Exhibition
This major agriculture exhibition offers a host of activities including a rodeo, lumberjack competitions, live entertainment by popular local artists, rides, and more.
When to visit
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