Locations in British Columbia
Prince George | British Columbia
Along the TransCanada Yellowhead, you’ll find Prince George offering you big city pleasure with backwoods adventure. Located at the junction of Highways 16 & 97 and the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers, you’ll find all the amenities the largest BC city on the Yellowhead has to offer.
While visiting Prince George, you will find top notch theatre, accommodations, restaurants, and unique gift stores. Test your skills on one of the six picturesque golf courses, or try your luck fishing any of the 1600 lakes in the area. Within an hour’s drive of the city limits are provincial and regional parks and a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities just waiting for you to explore. Whether you enjoy being outdoors or indoors, Prince George has it all!
Tourism Prince George Visitor Info Centre
The Centre is a welcoming place, providing free wireless Internet access, a guest lounge area, restroom facilities, bicycles and fishing rods to borrow at no charge, a gift shop and displays from various local artists. Staff will be delighted to help you find anything you need to know about Prince George. located at 101-1300 First Avenue, near downtown along Highway 16. Tourismpg.com
A trading post was erected in 1807 by explorer Simon Fraser, which he named Fort George after King George III. Fort George remained a trading post until 1912 when the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway acquired a site for a town, and Prince George was officially incorporated in 1915. The original Fort George is now a city park and houses a traditional native burial ground.