June 08, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince George, Museums
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Recently I visited the Railway and Forestry Museum in Prince George. Located only a few minutes from downtown (and appropriately right by the railyards!), it makes for a great excursion on a nice day.
I started by looking around the exhibits in the main building, and then proceeded to the outdoor area. There, you can visit a great number of different locomotives, railway vehicles, and train cars (including exotic ones such as the Royal Car that carried Prince Charles and Lady Diana on their travels in Canada). The forestry aspect of the museum should also not be missed, with a great variety of equipment on display.
The outdoor area is quite large and does not feel crowded even on a busy day, and for kids there is a miniature train that runs around the perimeter (including through a decommissioned beehive burner), leaving from the miniature train station at the main building.
Overall it's a fun place to visit, especially for those with kids or with a general interest in trains and forestry.
Roam plenty and roam safely!