June 26, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince George, Parks
While in Prince George I wanted a view of the city from above and it was recommended to me that I visit Connaught Hill. It is a very beautiful park right on the top of the highest point in Prince George. I was told that Connaught Hill used to be a ski hill many years ago and was used for training for ski jumping. Today, the hill is site to a very beautiful park with lots of flowers, rock gardens, and many great areas with picnic tables all around the park. I was able to drive my car all the way up the hill and park at the top, but many more adventurous types have the possibility of parking at the bottom and making the hike up. I wasn't feeling that adventurous that day, so I decided to avoid the steep climb. While there, some friends and myself brought a soccer ball and a frisbee with us, as the abundance of trees around made for the perfect soccer goals, and a few more obstacles as well. The afternoon spent on Connaught Hill was well worth it, and the view of Prince George was a bonus as well.
June 02, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince George, Parks
A recent venture north of Prince George led to a discovery of a well hidden gem and opportunity- the opportunity to see vegetation and plants from all of Canada's provinces and territories at Good Sir Nature Park, operated by Jim Good.
Jim Good was a forest ranger many, many years ago whose hobby is Canadian plants and wildlife and the photography of them. Over the years, Mr. Good has developed his 160 acres of land into a private park that allow for locals and tourists to explore the trees, plants and vegetation of Canada. In addition to exploring the gardens he has (i.e. the Botanical Garden's, the Arctic garden, etc), Mr. Good provides camp sites with pre-cut firewood, use of his cabin and a spot for a RV; all of this is just based on donations provided by guests.
Hopefully, if you are lucky, you will meet up with Mr. Good who provides stories and walking tours throughout his propery, open up his interpretive centre for you and who will welcome you with open arms.
Good Sir Nature Park is a park for the whole family to enjoy!