Prince George

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Entourée de lacs cristallins, de chaînes de montagnes à couper le souffle et de forêts sans fin, la petite ville de Prince George est établie dans une vaste étendue sauvage et autrement déserte. Pour ceux qui aiment les espaces sereins, la solitude et le plein air, cette ville du nord de la Colombie-Britannique est un véritable petit coin de paradis.

Si bon nombre de voyageurs ne s’y arrêtent que pour acheter du matériel de camping ou prendre une bonne douche chaude entre deux aventures en forêts, il n’en reste pas moins que Prince George est une ville merveilleuse où passer une fin de semaine de détente loin de la maison ou pour prendre un bon repas entre amis.

Outre toutes les commodités de la grande ville, Prince George offre une multitude d’attractions pour toute la famille, comme l’Exploration Place, le Huble Homestead et le Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum. On peut aussi y assister à des pièces de théâtre et à des matchs de hockey de la Western Hockey League (WHL), y visiter des galeries d’art, y déguster de la fine cuisine et y prendre part à des festivals. En fait, il y a tant de raisons de s’attarder dans cette ville chaleureuse et invitante que vous vous demanderez pourquoi vous n’y êtes pas venu avant.

Prince George est une destination fantastique pour :

  • aventures en plein air
  • culture et histoire

Aéroport desservi : Prince George, BC (YXS)

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A city of immense proportions, Prince George is a thriving metropolis that contributes greatly to British Columbia’s economy and culture. It is no wonder then that it is hailed as the ‘Northern Capital of British Columbia’. Prince George, with its vibrant personality, is designed to amaze, represented by vast expanses of timberland and wilderness, its blossoming appetite for arts and culture, and its ability to transform into a winter wonderland.

Prince George brims with all the trappings of a modern-day mecca, yet balances it with an effortless countryside charm. Beginning from the core depths of downtown and radiating outward, its neighborhoods reflect this spectacular duality.

Downtown Prince George
A booming neighborhood with plenty to offer, Downtown Prince George reflects the city’s multicultural spirit. The core downtown is streamlined into various avenues that are dotted with an array of small businesses, mom and pop cafes and restaurants, art galleries, boutique stores, book shops, and entertainment venues. The uniquely designed building of the Two Rivers Art Gallery finds itself at the corner of Canada Games Way, where various local artists display stunning handicrafts and artwork. The city’s dining scene is also centered around Downtown Prince George, giving way to a host of independently-owned restaurants and cozy coffee shops. Other landmarks here include the Civic Centre and the Prince George Public Library. To catch downtown in its element, visit the neighborhood during the day when most of the shops are open, as opposed to evening-time, when a sudden quiet settles over the area.

Millar Addition
Nuzzling the bank of the Fraser River, this neighborhood borders the streets of Downtown Prince George, yet features a tranquil vibe distinct from downtown’s bustling corners. The Millar Addition is home to one of the city’s most prominent parks - the Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park, also known as the Fort George Park. Besides being a favored spot for the city’s events and festivals, the park is also the site of The Exploration Place, a science and nature museum with interactive exhibits. Nearby, the Connaught Hill Park adds another splash of green to the city, with floral displays and sweeping city vistas.

Cranbrook Hill
The neighborhood of Cranbrook Hill is both the city’s educational epicenter and its outdoor playground. It is home to Forests of the World, a 106 hectare (261.93 acre) expanse of heavily forested land punctuated by the sparkling Shane Lake. The forest comprises of meandering trails that go on for more than 15 kilometers (9.32 miles) through the thick of the forest, and contain several wildlife species, from beavers and moose to duck and migratory birds. The neighborhood also features a couple of popular bike and ski trails such as Pidherny and Otway. Nearby, the University of Northern British Columbia continues to thrive as the one of the province’s best small universities, its lofty location offering views of the Rockies’ foothills on a clear day. Cranbrook Hill is home to the smaller communities of Charella Garden and University Heights.

Blackburn
The verdant neighborhood of Blackburn lies close to the Prince George International Airport as well as Downtown Prince George, allowing for easy access to modern amenities. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking here, as well as for horseback riding. The Tabor Lake that lies nearby offers great opportunities for angling.

Surrounding Areas
South of the Nechako River, near the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers lies the suburb of South Fort George. It was formerly known as Fort George, back when the Hudson Bay Company established their trading post here. Today, the suburb is the site of the Cottonwood Island Nature Park, a tranquil, wooded area that is the origin of several trails. The pathways in the park are lined with mature Black Cottonwood trees, and the park is home to a beautiful trail network that leads to Fort George Park. Nearby, the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum chronicles the history of several historic locomotive and rolling stock, and celebrates the city’s forest-driven industry.

Close to the community of Charella Garden where the Yellowhead Highway and the Cariboo Highway intersect, lies an area that is home to the iconic Mr. PG, a celebrated city landmark. The beatific 8.2-meters (27-feet) tall statue of this wood-made mascot is visible to all that pass through either of the two main thoroughfares, and is intended to represent the city’s contribution to the foresting industry. Besides Mr. PG, this small community is also home to the Prince George Golf & Curling Club, the Treasure Trove Casino, and the Pine Centre Mall.

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