August 05, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince George, Wildlife Tours
The most amazing aspect of the City of Prince George is that there are over 120 parks and green spaces filled with wildlife within city limits. One of the biggest parks is Forests for the World, located behind the University of Northern BC. I have hiked many of these trails and discovered Shane Lake and multiple interpretive loop trails throughout the forest. Around the lake and on the trails, wildlife is abundant. My most memorable experience was stumbling upon a moose only two feet away from us browsing on shrubs and undergrowth. The moose seemed totally undisturbed by our presence, watching us calmly for a few minutes before lumbering off into the brush. What an experience! Deeper into the forest squirrel caches can be found and intricately built birds nests. Beaver have been spotted around Shane Lake as well as many species of birds. You can spend hours in the forest, minutes from civilization, interacting with nature, enjoying wilderness that most of us in the north take for granted, but visitors may see only once in a lifetime.