Prince George is one of the larger cities in British Columbia with a population of approximately 75,000. Built on the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers, Prince George is close to the geographic center of British Columbia and has become a transportation hub as well as an important link in the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor. It is a major centre for shopping and a service centre for surrounding communities, as well as home to the University of Northern British Columbia. In Prince George, BC’s Northern capital, you are just minutes from being fully immersed in the wonders of our natural surroundings – this is a true outdoor person’s paradise. A warm, friendly and diverse population attests to our community spirit. You can be assured of discovering a myriad of entertainment and recreational options year-round, from heritage and cultural opportunities to good old family fun.
Variety is the spice of life in this city. A surprisingly sophisticated experience awaits Prince George visitors who enjoy the cultural scene, including an art gallery, fine music, dance and theatre. The Prince George Symphony Orchestra (PGSO) actively participates in many local events throughout the year. Challenge yourself on one of the many picturesque golf courses or try your luck fishing on any of the 1,600 lakes in the area. Prince George offers more than 120 parks and you can walk, bike or roller blade along our 11 kmHeritage River Trail system that winds through some of Prince George’s most scenic and historic sites.
Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for Northern British Columbia and services a rural region of about 300,000. The region’s economic growth and diversification strategies are creating outstanding opportunities for investors, employers and employees. Affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, due to short and quick commutes, result in one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province. Additionally, wage rates fall above provincial averages, providing residents of Prince George with a high standard of living in one of BC’s most beautiful regions.