June 22, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince George, Boating & Sailing
British Columbia has approximately 34 kazillion lakes. That's right. I did my research. Even on Wikipedia, there are 312 pages for BC lakes, and those are only the big and well known ones warranting articles. But when was the last time you headed out onto one of these lakes? Has it been a while? I just went out a few days ago, and paddled around in my grandfather's ancient aluminum boat with a friend. We packed some snacks, put on the oar locks, and rowed across Ness Lake to tie up to a tree and drift while enjoying the breeze. It was fantastic, and reminded me how much we need to stop and enjoy little pleasures like a nice day or a cool breeze. Borrow a canoe or find an inflatable dinghy, and remind yourself too. No matter where you are in BC, I guarantee one of those 34 kazillion lakes is close by.
June 14, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince George, Science, Nature or Animals
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Goodsir Nature Park is a well kept secret in Prince George. So well kept, in fact, that many residents have not even heard of it. What a shame. For those who have an interest in botany, the collection of over 200 trees native to climates across Canada are a delight to see while walking through the extensive and quiet trails of the property. Many intriguing smaller plants are also to be found along the trails, from rare orchids to arid cacti to arctic flora. With camping spots available by donation, a beautiful beaver pond, and a botanical museum filled with 50 years of collecting by the creator of this beautiful jewel north of the city. If you have an affinity for your leafy friends, take a trip out or visit Prince George's visitor information centre for more information. You will not be disappointed.