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Prince George is proudly located on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, which stretches over 4.3 million hectares. The word “lheidli” means “where the two rivers flow together” and “t’enneh” means “the people”.

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The Goldilocks Principle: when something is so well balanced that we say, “it’s just right.” For Prince George, it’s the precise blend of urban and wilderness: not too busy, not too remote, where wildlife wanders among man-made monuments, and scarcely treaded mountains draw wild wanderers onward. Welcome to our just-right city nestled among thick forests and converging rivers, welcome to British Columbia’s beating heart. 

With a population of just over 78,000, Prince George is centrally located in British Columbia’s interior at the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 16. Our city is the major service centre for northern BC. Situated at the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers, we are surrounded by lush rolling foothills of coniferous forests that steadily creep upwards to the Rockies to the east, and the coastal mountains to the west. Prince George is a single day’s drive from all corners of the province and offers daily air and bus service.

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Our northern city is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, with 120 parks within city limits. A ten-minute drive in any direction brings visitors to hiking and biking trails, fishing spots, and swimming holes. In fact, there are over 1,600 lakes and rivers within an hour of Prince George!

In addition to our well-known sport and recreation side, the city also has a thriving arts scene, and those searching for a cultural experience won’t be disappointed. Prince George has a professional theatre company and symphony, world-class art gallery, an historical site (Huble Homestead) and two entertaining and informative museums.

The city is home to a top-notch food community with highly awarded restaurants and diverse festivals. There are plenty of options here, from fine dining establishments and local eateries to family friendly restaurants and all the favourite fast food options.

BC’s northernmost winery, Northern Lights Estate Winery, is a must see and fantastic picnic spot. Visitors can stop in for a tasting and tour of the vineyards located on the banks of the beautiful Nechako River. Prince George is home to a craft brewery: CrossRoads Craft Brewing. Located in a beautifully renovated downtown building, the brewery features a great line-up of local brew and food options.

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Prince George is a leader in sport venues, and many of our premier facilities received a total of $20 million in upgrades for the 2015 Canada Winter Games, boosting them to an even higher standard. The boardercross course at Tabor Mountain set the new standard for course building worldwide; the new biathlon range at Otway means an already world class facility just got better; and the new Kin 1 Arena changes the game for short track speed skating in Prince George – just to name a few.

Add to that existing facilities such as the 400m outdoor ice oval; the 6,000-seat CN Centre Arena; the Aquatic Centre with 10m high diving tower; the Northern Sport Centre with its huge and versatile gymnasia, indoor running track, and artificial turf field, or the PG Golf & Curling Club with its eight curling sheets, lighted tennis courts, and full service climbing gym. There are also plenty of spectacular mountain biking trails, baseball and fastball diamonds, golf courses, and meticulously maintained soccer fields. With all these facilities and opportunities, PG is clearly a first class event-hosting destination!

We have more than 2000 hotel rooms, ranging from Five Star Presidential Suites, to economy rooms that can comfortably hold two to four participants.  All properties offer access to a variety of amenities, free parking, and are only a short drive to the international airport and our world class sporting facilities.

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Prince George is truly a northern city and is rich with culture; we are becoming a first-class sport event host city, made clear by our recent success in securing the rights to host the 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships and the 2022 BC Summer Games.  Our exceptional facilities, community spirit, and event hosting experience will provide the perfect setting for your upcoming event.

For more information please contact:

Colin Carson
Tourism Prince George
sport@tourismpg.com 
1-250-649-3213

 



 

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