Get your nature fix
Prince George lives and breathes nature. Seek out trail heads close to town, or spend time in one of the parks right in the city. Take a stroll through Cottonwood Island Nature Park, named for the 300-year-old black cottonwood trees that line the nearby Nechako River (make sure to check out the tree carvings). Spend a leisurely day on the banks of the Fraser River at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, where you can enjoy picnic sites, floral gardens, and tennis courts. Explore Forests of the World around Shane Lake (west of the city by the University of Northern BC campus)—don’t miss the interpretive trails.
Want to venture farther out? Head north and climb Teapot Mountain for lovely views of Summit Lake, or forest bathe at Goodsir Nature Park. You can also book a guided fishing charter with Reel North Adventures to discover secluded waterways in the Skeena and Omineca regions.