What to do and see in Prince George, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

March 23, 2018 Randal Brittian

Hub of the North, host of the 2015 Canada Winter Games and one of BC’s friendliest, most outgoing communities, Prince George is a vital crossroad for Northern British Columbia. Located at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers, where Highways 97 and 16 launch road-trippers on a variety of adventures, PG is a regional centre for shopping, arts and sports, where industry and innovation coexist, outdoor recreation is a way of life, and northern wilderness and urban amenities converge.
Restaurants in Prince George

1. Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park

17th Avenue and Taylor Avenue, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 164 reviews

Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park

Reviewed By Footsac - Comox, Canada

kept in immaculate shape by city crews, this park is close to downtown and offers a small but well done science museum a small railway and of course a lot of local history about the early inhabitants of this location. Right on the Fraser river. good parking on site.....good place to take the kids and dog for a run

2. Northern Lights Estate Winery

745 Prince George Pulpmill Rd, Prince George, British Columbia V2K 5P4, Canada +1 250-564-1112
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Northern Lights Estate Winery

Northern Lights Estate Winery is a fruit winery located in Prince George BC. The facility sits at the base of the scenic cut banks and overlooks the Nechako River and downtown Prince George. Services offered at the winery include wine tasting, wine purchases, patio with scenic views, and a 200 seat Amphitheater for hosting weddings, Concerts, and other events.

Reviewed By Time4RandR - British Columbia

The charcuterie board for two was very tasty with a few pickled veggies and cheese. A little more bread would have been perfect. A great glass of wine was the perfect accompaniment. The lumiere Blanche was perfect. Usually a fan of red this white was a nice pairing. Maybe next time I'll have dessert!

3. Cottonwood Island Nature Park

800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
55%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Cottonwood Island Nature Park

This park is bordered by 2 rivers, lots of walking trails, dogs are welcome, viewing platforms over the Nechako River. And hidden carvings on some of the big cottonwood trees. Picnic tables, benches & covered picnic open buildings at different ends of the park.

Reviewed By Brian L - Kitimat

Easy access-low difficulty, well maintained nature trail along banks of the Nechako river Be a bit careful getting too close when the river is flood in early spring. Good for bikes and hikers. Some truly huge cotton wood trees.Some interesting tree carvings. Lots of cheeky squirrels, if you have a dog they will have great fun chasing them. Combine with visit to nearby Railway Museum and make a day of it.

4. Prince George Railway Museum

850 River Rd, Prince George, British Columbia V2L 5S8, Canada +1 250-563-7351
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Prince George Railway Museum

Reviewed By Paige G

Came here last year with my fiance and my little brother. Had a super fun afternoon, it's cool being able to walk through all the old trains. The older man running the train ride was hilarious and very informative. Would recommend to anyone looking for a way to spend a couple hours.

5. Purden Lake Provincial Park

Highway 16, Prince George, British Columbia V0J 3M0, Canada +1 250-964-3489
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Purden Lake Provincial Park

Reviewed By matwaites - Vancouver, Canada

We had a few days to spend in Prince George, so we thought that we would visit this provincial park to see what it had to offer! There are a lot of different opportunities for recreation in this park. There are some camping sites for those who are wanting to camp in this park. Also, there are a lot of trails in the area for exploration, and a boat launch where you can launch either canoes/kayaks, or other type of boats. There is also a family friendly beach area, where you can have a picnic, go for a swim, and just have a great time! For those people that have your furry friends with you, don't worry, there is also a great place for you too that your dog can explore, and you can swim and picnic too! There is something for everyone!

6. The Exploration Place Museum & Science Centre

333 Becott Place, Prince George, British Columbia V2L 4V7, Canada +1 250-562-1612
Excellent
52%
Good
46%
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

The Exploration Place Museum & Science Centre

The Exploration Place, Museum & Science Centre, is a Northern BC non-profit organization and registered charity whose Mission is to preserve our local history and foster lifelong learning in the areas of science, technology heritage and culture. Come discover local history, explore hands-on science, experience new exhibits and shop to your heart's content in our gift shop! We are open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week including statutory holidays*. (*Please note we are closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.) The Little Prince Steam Engine operates seasonally starting on the May long weekend to the September Labour Day statutory holiday then operates on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

Reviewed By Larry B - Prince George, Canada

A great place to spend a relaxing and informative afternoon on a blustery day. Exploration place is a kid magnet but don't let that put you off. Yes,there is noise and frantic activity in the dinosaur exhibit but past that and up the stairs are some more relaxed studios displaying local history. While we were there we watched a snake being fed a mouse for dinner, wandered through the Ben Ginter display and a first Nations exhibit. The staff make you feel like they are glad yo are there and work to make your visit memorable. It was a nice cozy environment on a windy day. Well worth the price of admission

7. Huble Homestead Historic Site

15 000 Mitchell Road, Prince George, British Columbia V0J 2S0, Canada +1 250-564-7033
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Huble Homestead Historic Site

Huble Homestead is a heritage site located at the base of the historic Giscome Portage. Originally a homestead and fur trading post, the site has been restored to its 1915 condition & is open to the public from May to October for guided tours, lunch and shopping in the General Store. The site is currently closed until May 19, 2018. Special events are held throughout the summer featuring blacksmithing and pioneer demonstrations, entertainment, games, and contests for the whole family. Huble Homestead is located 40 km north of Prince George, just off Hwy 97 on Mitchell Road. Admission is by donation.

Reviewed By Karen I - Prince George, Canada

We were thoroughly impressed with the Huble Homestead Had no idea that so much history existed so close to Prince George. The historical re-enactments were very interesting and "actors" stayed in character throughout the whole interactive discusssions., (One woman was baking in her home kitchen, another was clerking at the General Store). Would recommend a visit. Not as big as Barkerville but still a part of BC history.

8. CrossRoads Brewing

508 George St, Prince George, British Columbia V2L 1R7, Canada +1 250-614-2337
Excellent
41%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
9%
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

CrossRoads Brewing

CrossRoads Brewing is located in a historic garage in the downtown Prince George, BC. CrossRoads represents the points at which crucial decisions are made. It also represents Prince George as the geographic centre of the province, highlighted by the convergence of the Nechako and Fraser rivers, the intersection of highways 16 & 97, and the crossing of the railway.

Reviewed By BMBbc - British Columbia

Went with my friend for a pizza and a sampler of beers-you get 4-5 small glasses to try.Pizza was a bit different in that that use sun dried tomato base but I loved the salmon flavour.

9. Eskers Provincial Park

Ness Lake Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
72%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
16%
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Eskers Provincial Park

Reviewed By Frank B

Eskers is well worth the drive out the Chief Lake road. The variety of terrain and the variety of scenery offer something for almost everyone. There are portions that are wheel chair accessible and others that can become a good workout. Interpretive signs and stations along the way offer some insight into the formation of the area, and once you learn a bit about how these formations were created, it makes the area a little more special. We've brought relatives from out of town to the park and they have enjoyed it immensely.

10. Railway & Forestry Museum

850 River Rd, Prince George, British Columbia V2L 5S8, Canada +1 250-563-7351
Excellent
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Railway & Forestry Museum

Lots of old trains to poke about on, you can book parties in one of the cars, neat train related gift store. Meetings can be booked in the main building too. Right next door to the Cottonwood Island Park. Dog friendly museum.

Reviewed By susieb20 - Helston, United Kingdom

We visited this museum while staying in Prince George for 2 nights.
My partner and I don't particularly have a big interest in trains, but we thought it was well planned out and enjoyed looking at all the trains and exhibits. A lady we were speaking to told us that the museum has now received a grant, so that they can build a covered storage area for some of the trains, when they are being restored. Definitely worth a visit if in the area and suitable for all ages.

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