travelgrove Reviews
 

Prince George - like you imagine a Canadian city, British Columbia

 
    Prince George's map
lindamura's pictureby lindamura review
added on 23rd of November, 2007

The location of a city is very important and it can make a big difference in its development. It is obvious that the first settlers had this crucial point in mind and they have chosen the confluence of two rivers: the Fraser and Nechako rivers as a location for the settlement that was to become Prince George.

It is this location that helped the city flourish both economically and from a touristic point of view. Now the city is the largest in northern British Columbia with and economy based on lumber and tourism, the city being surrounded by vast forests. Lots of paper is produced here and the prosperity this industry has brought to the inhabitants can be seen in the presence of such institutions like the University of Northern British Columbia.

Other imposing buildings like the Prince George Native Art Gallery and Two Rivers Gallery add to the city’s charm. Both galleries showcase the works of local and regional artists and you can see some birch-bark art, cedar-wood carvings, and other interesting things. The second gallery is located in the Civic Center Plaza, a perfect location for such an imposing building. You can buy some nice souvenirs from the gift shop.

After visiting all the nice buildings you can go on to visit the city’s parks and see how much connected it is to nature. You will be amazed by the number of parks: there are more than 120! of course it will take some time to see them all and maybe you won’t even have time for that but one of the must se parks is the 89-acre Fort George Park including lots of facilities. It is the perfect place for families. Adults can visit the history gallery, but kids will love it here too as there is a kid-focused science and nature museum a miniature railway and many more. Actually the whole city is a welcoming place for families as it is both safe and quiet.

The trails in Connaught Hill Park will give you a hint as how much green space there’s around and you will be able to get a great view of the Fraser River and downtown.

Downtown stretches along Third Avenue and George Street and it reveals the soul of the city: a combination of artists and rough lumber workers. People here are just the wood a combination of rough and soft parts. I’d like to think it’s more like soft inside and rough around the edges than the other way round!

Besides the attractions the city has to offer there are plenty of opportunities to visit the surroundings that provide great recreational opportunities in an area dominated by forested mountains, lakes, and mighty rivers and many take the city as the starting point for their exploration.

The city’s neighborly atmosphere and beautiful scenery create a warm community full of opportunity for all those who visit or live here.

 

Things about Prince George you may be interested in

Be the first who requests a site listing for this page.
 
 
Canada - overview

1. Jul 2, 2007 Things to know about Kingston, Ontario (Kingston)
2. Jul 10, 2007 Prince George - like you imagine a Canadian city (Prince George)

Start from beginning1 - 2          Journal overview


 
 
 
guides

Recommended Kelowna Guide

Kelowna Travel guide

Kelowna, BC, CanadaDowntown is usually packed with locals and tourists and the traffic can be sometimes nerve breaking, but there are plenty of places to relax have fun and enrich your cultural knowledge. One of these places is Prospera Place located downtown just a few minutes from the beach being within easy reach of all those who visit the city. It is a must visit 6,000-seat multi-purpose facility as it offers plenty of entertainment possibilities: watching sports competitions, family shows and trade shows, trying your luck in the casino, taking part in community activities or one of the concerts held here. It is a facility that gathers together locals and... Read more »

 
 
reviews

Recent reviews for Prince George

A couple of days in Montreal - Jul 19, 2008, by mohds2
Lots of people visit Montreal to shop in the wide variety of the international boutiques. Canada's currency as compared to the American dollar makes it very attractive for the Americans to come here. The best place to shop in Montreal... Read more »

Watching the Niagara Falls from Canada - Sep 26, 2006, by MadSuh
This was my second trip to the Niagara Falls. I was here about 17 years ago, so it's been a while. However, it was perfectly stuck in my memories. Everything I saw there now I have seen before and again loved it, just as much. The... Read more »

Short visit in Montreal - Sep 26, 2006, by MadSuh
Montreal was very interesting. After doing a 5 hour trip to Montreal from Toronto, we immediately got into the meeting room to meet up with other business partners. We had a long and intense discussion and went for a quick lunch. The... Read more »

Great days spent in Toronto - Nov 7, 2006, by MadSuh
This is my second time in Toronto. I really liked this place even though I had only little time to see a lot of things. We were mainly busy talking business to some really nice guys. After a day of talking, good lunch and beers, we... Read more »

Visiting Montreal - Dec 15, 2008, by MadSuh
Although I had little time in Montreal, I thought that this was an absolute gem. The old town is fantastic and I really enjoyed the climb up to the mountain where you have a wonderful view over the entire city. A real nice mix between old... Read more »

 
 

More reviews you might be interested in

Salzburg reviews - Austria
Salzburg is a really nice city, historically and because of the sights. First thing probably everybody knows, it's the birthplace of Mozart, the...
Why go to Salzburg

Ravensburg reviews - Germany
Erstes Lied Vom Barette schwankt die Feder, wiegt und biegt im Winde sich. Unser Wams aus Büffelleder ist zerfetzt von Hieb und Stich....
Über Ravensburg

 

Alicante reviews - Spain
Alicante is a nice harbour city and one of Spains fast growing cities. It offer you some possibilities in every direction. For example the weekly...
Nice parks and bullfighting in Alicante

Kilkenny reviews - Ireland
Well known city, because of the beer with the same name. The town is a normal irish place, but it offers some pieces of history for example, that...
The best town in Ireland

 

Levanto reviews - Italy
This is a nice place, great for everybody who wants to have some beach break and also nature you can walk through. Here the so called 'cinque...
Great beaches at Levanto

Pompei reviews - Italy
The city of Pompei is one of the most famous ancient roman cities. The modern Pompei isnt really worth a visit. But because of the huge mass of...
The ancient Pompei

 

Singapore reviews - Singapore
Singapore is a great place, party European, and partly Asian. It's one of the most diverse places due to the mix between the traditional and the...
The attractions of Singapore

Ban Khlong Yang reviews - Thailand
The next day was really nice, we got up late, had a great breakfast and finally saw the sun again. Our luck had changed and we could enjoy a full...
Railay Beach - Nice Place

 

Breckenridge reviews - Colorado
Breckenridge Ski Resort is a nation’s premier year-round destination that has a lot to offer for your next getaway. It is spread out on the...
A hundred things to do in Breckenridge, CO

Zurs reviews - Austria
Not far from the border with Germany you can find the best skiing in Austria, or so some say. The twin resorts of Lech and Zurs are located in the...
Great ski resorts in the Austrian Zurs and Lech

 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*