Park in BC (JF Bergeron photo)
Princeton's location at the confluence of the Similkameen and Tulameen rivers provides an amazing abundance of opportunities for exploring the natural world.
The community is surrounded by rolling grasslands, forested plateau country and neighbouring on the Cascade Mountains.
Princeton acts as a hub for access to six provincial parks within a 67km/41mi radius: Allison Lake Provincial Park, Bromley Rock Provincial Park, Cathedral Provincial Park, E.C. Manning Provincial Park, Otter Lake Provincial Park and Stemwinder Provincial Park.
The provincial parks near Princeton give visitors the opportunity to experience a stunning array of ecosystems from riparian zones, through dry grasslands and ponderosa parklands to subalpine forests and alpine meadows.
In the lakes and rivers, swim, canoe and kayak or cast a line for rainbow and brook trout. Hike countless trails and camp in well-trafficked campgrounds or venture far into the backcountry. See a host of wildlife including deer, beavers, coyotes, elk, moose, Columbia ground squirrels, marmots, shy pikas and hundreds of species of birds. Discover hidden waterfalls and landscapes carpeted in colourful alpine wildflowers.