Prince George, BC
Located right in the heart of British Columbia, Prince George is a hub of activity offering visitors an exciting assortment of historical, natural, and cultural attractions. With more than 120 parks to explore in the city, visitors will have no shortage of walking, bird watching, and cycling opportunities on their trip. Forests of the World Park, for example, offers a complete forest getaway, with a lake and mountain landscape, only a few minutes' drive from downtown. In the winter, cross-country ski trails connecting to the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada's newest northern university, provide a magical, sun-on-snow escape from the wintertime blues.
Fort George Park also attracts many vacationers interested in the local history. The site of traditional burial grounds for the Lheid'li T'enneh people, the park is home to the Fraser Fort George Regional Museum, which offers an abundance of hands-on displays and interactive exhibits on everything from dinosaur fossils to stick insects, from First Nations history to the rise of the forestry industry. If you have questions, the Regional Museum has answers! . For the beer connoisseur in your midst, the Pacific Western Brewing Company also offers tours. Witness the ale-making process at its best before sampling some of the local drink. Please book all tours in advance.
Located 778 km (487 mi.) north of Vancouver, Prince George is located at the junction of Highway 97 and the Yellowhead (Highway 16), 439 km (272 mi.) east of Vanderhoof, and is accessible by commercial air, bus, and rail. Population: 80,845 Elevation: 676m (2,218 ft.) Average July Temperature: 15°C (59°F) Average January Temperature: -10°C (14°F) Annual Rainfall: 42 cm (17 in.) Annual Snowfall: 234 cm (92 in.)
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