November 28, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince George, Gardens
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When I moved to the north 4 years ago, I had no idea how beautiful the wildflowers are here in the early summer. When my husband, son and I went for a drive on a Sunday afternoon in late June, we saw THOUSANDS of wildflowers, and even sat and watched (and photographed) a cow moose.
We also went to Goodsir Nature Park, about 30km north of Prince George, and wandered around on the trails. The whole place has been built by one man, Jim Good, who has been collecting plant samples from all over Canada. In addition to seeing the typical wildflowers - lupines, indian paintbrush and columbine - there are some more unususal species. I hadn't seen a chocolate lily before. There is also an old homestead cabin on the grounds. Take your camera, water and a snack with you if you go, as we ended up spending about 3 hours there. Admission is by donation.
This picture is actually taken in a ditch, at the side of Highway 97. (June 22, 2008)