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Prince George, Attractions
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Looking for some exciting architecture in Prince George? Well, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is just the place for you. During my years of studying there I became quite familiar with the small but beautiful campus. UNBC is a living, growing place, and one that is well integrated into its natural environment. Perched on a hill above Prince George's downtown, it looks towards the east and boasts a beautiful view of the Rockies on a clear day.
Even though UNBC has grown consistently since its opening in 1994, I have always felt that it has grown organically - translation: Even though adjoining buildings may have been built at different times, they join harmoniously and the campus reflects a single design. Walk through the light-drenched Administrative Building, the central core, or the Medical Building, and you'll know what I mean.
One of the first things I noticed about UNBC is the multitude of windows (over 7000, to be exact - that's from their website, I didn't count). Thanks to these, a glance at the treed surroundings of the campus is never far. And seeing a moose or bear on campus wouldn't be unheard of either. Also, let's be honest, on how many university campuses can you see a sign that says "No snowboarding on campus"? Not too many, I'd bet.
So whether you're going there to study or just to enjoy the architecture, be sure to include UNBC in your visit to Prince George.
Roam plenty and roam safely,
Photo credit: UNBC