Prince George Travel Guide

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Prince George Things to Do

  • Unique hidden treasures!

    I've lived in Prince George my whole life and have done everything that CAN be done regarding fun.Most people who come here don't look into these things and will come for the trails and hiking, which is beautiful of course, but there is so much more to see.Prince George has one of few drive-in theatres in Canada. It is some-what of a drive out of...

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  • Avoid Prince George Dowtown

    Almost nothing to do in Dowtown Prince George. Avoid it !Stay in the wild countryside around the city !

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Prince George Restaurants

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    by YVRDave Updated Sep 13, 2011

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    As soon as you walk in and take a breath you know this will be a great experience. The original art and top notch service pair well with a great wine list and specatcularly cooked meals.

    In a town with so many Chain Restaurants, it is nice to go to a place that has local ownership and it seems an owner and chef that has a great sense of taste and flavour

    Favorite Dish: Lobster Tempura, Seafood Bruschetta, Angel Hair Pasta, Salmon and Halibut

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Prince George Nightlife

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    by Darby2 Updated Apr 3, 2004

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    The many B.C Forest Service campgrounds scattered throughout the area provide rustic, unpretentious camping for those who wish to travel into the more remote areas. Most of them are free. One of my favorites is Chaunigan Lake which is high in the mountains by a lake with the most excellent trout fishing imaginable!! and breathtaking scenery.
    Free travel maps are available from local BCFS offices in the major towns. These maps are essential for finding your way around the network of logging roads that traverse much of B.C.
    For more information go to the BCFS web site.



    Dress Code: None, but dress for the weather which can change dramatically. Advisable to bring rain gear. Warnings too, there are occaisional bears in this area.

    Duff Island on Chilko Lake

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Prince George Transportation

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    by retired_poppi Written Nov 17, 2006

    Via Rail train service from Jasper operates 3 days per week. The touristic train, the Skeena, stops overnight in Prince George on its way to and from Prince Rupert. Westbound and eastbound trains arrive Monday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings.

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Prince George Shopping

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    by bc_4 Written Feb 6, 2004

    This mall is huge. There are lots of things in here you can buy. This mall however doesnt keep up to par with some of the sports equipment such as basketball shoes. The store is pretty special because it takes you a good day to go through the store.

    What to buy: This mall is probably the best store for young adults or teenagers on getting started in life. This mall has so much house or apartment things or supplies to get you started.

    What to pay: The prices are cheaper than most other products in local stores or in other towns or cities near by Prince George.

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Prince George Warnings and Dangers

  • Bad news

    Most of this city is bad the statistics only count for crimes the police know about when they say there was only 8 homicides I laugh I heard gunshots Every day on oak street but no bodiEs gee I wonder why that was so let's start with thE hood from 20th ave and up stay away well until you hit the highway thEn you got Vic to quEensway and down toWn...

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  • George Street!

    For any local, this is almost a joke.The main area for prostitutes, drug dealers and gangs. This street is known for theses types of things and is not the safest place at nighttime. During the day, it isn't AS bad, but you can still see women selling themselves on every corner.

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  • Yes, there are bears in the...

    Yes, there are bears in the Prince George area. Fact is, the bearskin busbys worn by the Coldstream Guards at Buckingham Palace come from the Prince George region.Moose are abundant in this area too, be careful when driving!!

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Prince George Off The Beaten Path

  • Jade carving

    As you can see, some beautiful jade carvings come from British Columbia's huge jade resource. A considerable amount of jade of lower quality is used in construction, tiles, countertops and ornamental stone. The colours range from green, black, white or yellow-brown. Green jade is the most sought after. High quality jade can cost as much as $100 per...

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  • Jade hunting and rockhounding

    The area around Prince George and north is a tremendous area for finding high quality jade (nephrite). Three quarters of the world's jade comes from B.C. The best B.C. nephrite is bought by local artists and transformed into artwork which is in demand internationally. The largest sculpture made of B.C. nephrite is probably the Buddha commissioned...

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  • This is a rare picture of the...

    This is a rare picture of the spillover from the Bennet Dam which supplies hydroelectric power to most of British Columbia and northern USA as well. Taken in the summer of 2002. Water is released through these gigantic spillways when the level of Williston Lake reservoir is too high. This spillover has happened only 4 times before since the dam was...

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Prince George Sports & Outdoors

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    by bc_4 Written Feb 6, 2004

    The sports activities here are awsome there are so much sports here to watch. You have the PG cougers, PGSS basketball, and all the other high school sports. I said high school sports because the high school out here are very competitive and sometimes their games are better to watch than the professionals play.

    Equipment: The gear you should bring is a good seating pad and suitable clothing to the events. Other that just come and show up to these wonderful events.

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Prince George Favorites

  • Darby2's General Tip

    Driving through the Caribou-Chilcotin region in autumn is an unforgettable sight with all the aspen and poplar trees blazing in their gold leaves.

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  • Head for the Chilcotin country...

    Head for the Chilcotin country for wilderness at its best! Pictured is magnificent Chilko Lake, nestled in the Coast Range, unspoiled, rugged and pristine. The dust cloud at the base of the mountain across the lake is actually a cloud of pine pollen being blown off the lodgepole pine trees on the slopes of the mountain. (click for a larger...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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