Prince George Amenities
Known as BC's northern capital, Prince George is a bustling city of over 77,000 situated at the crossroads of Hwy. 97 (north-south) and Hwy. 16 (east-west), and at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers.
The area offers a lifestyle that is definitely worth boasting about. Residents enjoy affordable housing, incomes above provincial averages, and an extensive range of quality services and amenities as well as year round wilderness and recreational opportunities.
Shopping – Our Saturday Farmer's Market in downtown Prince George is very popular with arts, crafts and fresh home grown goods available to purchase. Prince George services much of the surrounding region offering a complete variety of shopping experiences including big box outlets like Walmart, Costco, Future Shop, Winners, Superstore and Home Depot.
Sports and Recreation – Facilities include 116 playgrounds and parks, plus tennis courts, ice rinks, two swimming pools and an 11 kilometre riverfront trail system. Four provincial parks in the region provide downhill, cross-country and heli-skiing. Prince George has a WHL hockey team, the Prince George Cougars and a 7,000 seat multipurpose arena, the CN Centre, as well as a BCJHL team, the Prince George Spruce Kings.
Cultural Activities –Prince George is a steadily growing centre of culture and the arts. We are home to live music festivals, art galleries, museums, theatres, and an orchestra. Local promoters are also constantly bringing in special events to the city to accommodate the wide variety of musical interests in the city.