Transportation & Maps
Princeton is located at the junction of Highway 3 and Highway 5A, and along the Ranchlands & Rivers driving route.
Highway 3 is a well-travelled east-west route that provides access to Vancouver (285km/177mi west) and the Okanagan Valley (95km/59mi east). Highway 5A runs north to Merritt and Kamloops.
Princeton’s historic downtown is compact and pedestrian-friendly with shopping district, restaurants, heritage and cultural attractions, centrally located parks, access to the Tulameen and Similkameen rivers and the Trans Canada Trail.
More historic sites and a vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities lie outside of town and require car travel.
Winter tires are recommended (and in some places are required) on mountain roads from October through April. Road conditions at higher elevations can be treacherous. Four-wheel or all-wheel-drive vehicles are best suited for rugged backcountry travel.
Car rentals are not available in Princeton.