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48 Hrs In Prince George


I figured that this would be a cool post to do. I am basing it on like a Saturday-Sunday type of 48 hrs so that is the time frame. I will highlight some places that are things that you should see as well as other places that you could go to if you have the time.

 

Places to Go:

  • Railway and Forestry Museum

  • Exploration Place

  • Two Rivers Gallery

  • Northern Lights Estate Winery

  • Forest for the World

  • Cottonwood Island Park

  • Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park (Formerly Fort George Park)

 

Railway and Forestry Museum

The Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum is in Prince George, British Columbia. Its collection consists of over sixty pieces of rolling stock (including a 1906 steam locomotive Being restored), ten historical buildings and numerous smaller artifacts on an 8-acre (32,000 m2) site. The Museum opened in July 20, 1986.

 

Exploration Place

The Exploration Place Museum + Science Centre is owned and operated by the Fraser-Fort George Museum Society, a non-profit society and registered charity. Construction of the Museum was funded by the National Museums Assistance Program of Canada, the City of Prince George, and the Government of British Columbia. The Exploration Place was opened in 2001 with funding from the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, The Government of Canada, Canfor Corporation, and The Government of British Columbia.

 

Two Rivers Gallery

Two Rivers Gallery is a vital centre for visual art in Prince George and the central interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is run by the nonprofit Prince George Regional Art Gallery Association with a mission to:

  • Encourage lifelong learning through the arts,

  • Create an environment for vigorous artistic and cultural expression and

  • Provide opportunities for diverse experiences through participation and exhibition.

 

Northern Lights Estate Winery

Northern Lights Estate Winery (NLEW), a division of Family Fast Foods Ltd. started construction in 2013 with the intention of being BC’s most northern winery. NLEW determined that it would produce a variety of fruit wines and blends using fruits primarily produced on site including blueberry, strawberry, haskap, gooseberry, apple, cherry, raspberry, black currant, and rhubarb in order to capitalize on local materials and climate. The orchard was built to include over 2 acres of land at the bottom of the Nechako cutbanks and leading up to the banks of the Nechako River. The production facility and wine tasting room were built on the bank the Nechako River and overlook the orchard and the downtown of Prince George, BC. Services that will be added to the property after the initial opening include tours, wedding services, and a restaurant.

 

Forest for the World - Cottonwood Island Park - Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park (Formerly Fort George Park)

Forest for the World is an amazing spot for a light hike, 106-hectare demonstration forest with interpretive trails, a fishing dock, lookouts & picnic tables. I have been here many times and love going for hikes here.

Cottonwood is also another amazing walk. Explore Cottonwood Island Nature Park's winding trails along the river. This is a local favourite and provides views of the historical vertical-lift rail bridge. Follow Highway 16 east to the foot of the Yellow Head Bridge on the east side of town. To the left, before the bridge is River Road heading north. Follow River Road to find multiple access point to the park, which will be on your right hand side.As you walk through the park, keep your eyes open for unique carvings in the thick bark of Cottonwood Trees.

Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park home of the Rotary playground and water-park, this is one of the most well-known parks in Prince George. Picnic sites, floral gardens, tennis courts, ball diamonds, a band-shell, mini train, the Exploration Place museum, and sand volleyball can all be found in this park, where many major events also take place in the summer. This park was formerly known as Fort George Park, but was renamed in 2015 to recognize the traditional home of the local First Nations.

 

Now these are just some of the amazing things that you can do in Prince George. Here is the TourismPG website which has a lot more stuff for people to do.

 

Hope you enjoyed today's post and I will see you next time :)

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