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Prince George
Travel Guide

Prince George featuring outdoor art and a sunset

Enjoy exciting outdoor wonders in this gateway to northern British Columbia. While you’re here, take advantage of great shopping, services, arts and athletics.

Prince George is an intriguing land with a long history. For more than 10,000 years, the Lheidli T’enneh (pronounced KLATE-lee TEN-ay) First Nation people roamed its meadows, forded its rivers and established trade with other aboriginal groups. See the same beautiful natural areas of western Canadian that they enjoyed and appreciate the urban centers that have developed to meet all your modern needs.

In this vast region, find your own secret fishing hole at one of 1,600 local lakes, rivers and streams. Kayak in quiet waters and fish for trout. Take a wooded walk among sacred cedars at a rare inland rainforest, Prince George’s Ancient Forest. Stroll through the visual arts of Two Rivers Gallery.

During the summer, explore trails at the ever-expanding Pidherny biking site. Follow your backcountry wanderlust on 124 miles (200 kilometers) of hiking trails at Tabor Mountain Recreation. Stay overnight at mountain cabins on Raven Lake and other remote spots. When the snow falls, visit Otway Nordic Ski Centre for cross-country skiing and a biathlon range.

For diverse interests, Prince George offers British Columbia’s northernmost winery, one of Canada’s most highly subscribed-to theaters, a rare drive-in cinema and an intriguing Canadian bookstore. Learn about science and nature through the interactive exhibits of The Exploration Place.

Here in British Columbia’s “Northern Capital,” you’ll find some of the province’s favorite restaurants and excellent sports facilities. Shop at malls and big-box centers to replenish your travel supplies and visit the year-round Saturday farmers market. In the evening, relax with your choice of a Prince George Symphony Orchestra performance or a local hockey game.

Enjoy seasonal festivals that showcase the area’s history and natural environment, including Prince George's Traditional Pow Wow, the West of the Rockies Pro Rodeo, Northern Lights Festival and WinterLights Celebration.

Fly into Prince George International Airport or enjoy a scenic 8-hour drive from either Vancouver or Edmonton. Look for the 27-foot (6.2-meter) statue of Mr. PG who welcomes you to Prince George’s wonders.

Pomeroy Inn & Suites Prince George
Pomeroy Inn & Suites Prince George
3.5 out of 5
2700 Recplace Drive, Prince George, BC
The price is CA $122 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

This family-friendly Prince George hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Prince George Golf and Curling Club and Treasure Cove ...

4.3/5Excellent! (627 reviews)

"Very clean airy unfortunte it is covid time but had great stay thks"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 4, 2021

Pomeroy Inn & Suites Prince George
Courtyard by Marriott Prince George
Courtyard by Marriott Prince George
3.5 out of 5
900 Brunswick Street, S, Prince George, BC
The price is CA $94 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26

Located in the heart of Prince George, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from University Hospital of Northern British Columbia and 2.5 mi (4 km) from CN Centre. Fort ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (770 reviews)

"Underground parking was a bonus !! Great feature, it felt very secure"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 14, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Prince George
Hyatt Place Prince George
Hyatt Place Prince George
3 out of 5
585 DOMINION STREET, Prince George, BC
The price is CA $114 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21

Located in the heart of Prince George, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Fort George Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from CN Centre. University Hospital of Northern ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (100 reviews)

"What a beautiful new hotel. Right downtown. Great location and staff. Nice rooms and beds. Will definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 5, 2021

Hyatt Place Prince George
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Executive Character Home in Very Quiet Neighborhood-walk Downtown/hospital
Executive Character Home in Very Quiet Neighborhood-walk Downtown/hospital
Prince George, BC

This family-friendly Prince George vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of University Hospital of Northern British Columbia, Exploration Place Museum and Science ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Comfortable spacious home with well equipped kitchen

"This home had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. We felt very at home and loved the kitchen, which had everything to prepare and enjoy family meals. We really enjoyed Duchess Park (huge playground, field and bike track) two blocks away."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 17, 2020

Executive Character Home in Very Quiet Neighborhood-walk Downtown/hospital
North Nechako Waterfront Home
North Nechako Waterfront Home
Prince George, BC

Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Theatre North West, CN Centre, and Prince George Aquatic Centre. Rotary Soccer Fields ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Beautiful home in a tranquil location.

"The pictures were true to the home. It was the perfect tranquil get-away to spend time with our family. The kitchen inspired us to cook nice meals and have great conversations. Everything was easy - from booking to getting here and settling into a cozy pace. Our teenagers loved the selection of TV ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

North Nechako Waterfront Home
Walk to Hospital, business and restaurant district - Downstairs Suite -
Walk to Hospital, business and restaurant district - Downstairs Suite -
Prince George, BC

Located in the heart of Prince George, this vacation home is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from University Hospital of Northern British Columbia and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from CN ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Comfortable stay at a great location

"Good location, well equipped and overall clean place. Has back alley parking space. The only thing that wasn’t perfectly clean was the sheets inside the ottoman for sofa bed. Probably just was missed in the last stay, but everything else including all other sheets and towels were perfectly clean. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2020

Walk to Hospital, business and restaurant district - Downstairs Suite -
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Prince George

3.8

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
128
5 - Excellent 14.414414414414415%
4 - Good
478
4 - Good 53.828828828828826%
3 - Okay
249
3 - Okay 28.04054054054054%
2 - Disappointing
24
2 - Disappointing 2.7027027027027026%
1 - Terrible
9
1 - Terrible 1.0135135135135136%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

May 2, 2020

Not much to do here

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

May 1, 2020

Dirty Streets mean people bad drivers

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Apr 22, 2020

We like the area and the ease of getting around the city. The cleanliness and the scenery make for an enjoyable experience. Unfortunate that we could not experience all that the city could offer, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Apr 2, 2020

It was excellent given the limitations

3/5 - Okay

Jeff

Mar 27, 2020

It’s a city with its issues. See many homeless people around.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 22, 2020

It was hard to say if it was good or not, we did as much as we could because most stores and restaurants closed down during our time there. Otherwise Prince George is enjoyable if you know people there otherwise not worth a weeklong trip.

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