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.