Prince George, otherwise known as the Northern Capital, is the largest city in northern British Columbia. Located at the junction of the Fraser and Nechako rivers, Prince George offers a rich cultural history and is a glorious haven for outdoor enthusiasts. With skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, dining, shopping, culture, and arts all at your fingertips, Prince George is sure to please anyone looking for an adventure surrounded by nature.
January’s Prestige Property of the month is the Prestige Treasure Cove Hotel Prince George. To help you decide what to do in the area while staying with us, here are some of our favorite experiences in Prince George:
Downtown Prince George has it all – from the largest department stores to the most intimate artisan boutiques. The Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, year-round, where you can discover a plethora of local products. There’s Winterfest in February, and Summerfest in July to experience family fun, entertainment, and even more merchants and exhibitors so you can stroll and shop to your heart’s content.
Enjoy a picnic at Cottonwood Island Nature Park
Walking trails galore, amazing views, and dog-friendly. Bring your camera and enjoy the viewing platforms over the Nechako river. Discover the beautiful hidden carvings on some of the massive cottonwood trees. See how many kinds of wildlife you can spot. Bring a lunch, and enjoy on one of the picnic tables, benches, or covered areas. Don’t forget a snack for your fur-baby!
Choo-Choo-Choose the Prince George Railway Museum
Harken back to an era when the region depended on the railway and BC’s forestry industry was brand new. Buildings, locomotives, railcars, and artifacts – your kids (and likely your significant other) will love the hands-on, climb-aboard experiences offered by the Railway Museum. There’s even a mini rail train ride!
Did you know there are over 1,600 lakes, rivers, and streams surrounding Prince George? It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert with your own gear and a boat, or a total novice – there are plenty of options to choose from. Shane Lake is fantastic for beginners and families. No boat necessary as you can fish directly from one of their docks. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try some heli-fishing with Northern Outback Adventures!
Have a drink and snack at Crossroads Brewery
Family-friendly and casual, this locally owned brewpub in the heart of downtown Prince George features a woodfire oven-inspired menu and a selection of expertly crafted beers. They also feature a patio with fire tables and an outdoor curling rink in the winter! Tip: Pick up a growler to enjoy while watching the Northern Lights on Teapot Mountain!
See the Northern Lights
With ideal viewing from mid-September to mid-March, the Northern Lights are an awe-inspiring and humbling experience you’re sure to never forget. The lights are easiest to spot on a clear night in the wee hours of the morning, away from any sources of light pollution. The highest peak in the area is Teapot Mountain, where the conditions are ideal for viewing this spectacular occurrence. To make it truly unforgettable, camp overnight and take in the sunset and sunrise as well!
Bonus Activity: Say Hello to Mr. PG!
Towering at 8 meters (27 ft) Mr. PG is Prince George’s official mascot. Representing the friendly people of Prince George and the forestry industry, he’ll be hard to miss as you roll into town. Stop and get a photo, and on your way out he’s sure to appreciate a honk and a wave!
If any of this sounds like fun to you, be sure to enter our Prestige Property of the Month competition for a chance to win a two-night stay at the Prestige Treasure Cove Hotel Prince George!
1. LIKE the photo labeled Prestige Property of the Month on our Instagram feed
2. FOLLOW @PrestigeResorts on Instagram
3. TAG a friend who you would like to join you
4. TAG as many friends as you want for additional entries. No limit.
And here’s a great way to increase your odds of winning: We are running this contest across both our Instagram and Facebook platforms, so make sure to visit both social media sites and REPEAT steps 1-4. The winner will be announced on the last day of each month.
Competition fine print: Transportation to and from the hotel is not included in the prize package. The prize is not transferable and must be used within 12 months from the draw date. The winner must still be following Prestige Hotels and Resorts at the time of the draw to be eligible, otherwise, a redraw will be performed until a winner is found. Make sure to follow our Instagram @PrestigeResorts and Facebook to stay updated.