Around Prince George
|As Tourism PG says “Prince George offers urban sophistication and spectacular wilderness living distinctively side by side”. You can have a meal at one of our amazing local restaurants and literally be a 15 minute drive from rugged nature and wildlife. The city of 80,000 is young and modern, with one of Canada’s newest universities (University of Northern British Columbia), many beautiful parks, wonderful restaurants, art galleries, museums, and great recreational facilities – including a theme wave pool. For more information on activities and events offered in Prince George go to the Tourism Prince George website.Prince George is located close to the geographic center of British Columbia and is at the confluence of two major rivers (the Fraser and the Nechako) and at the intersection of two major highways ( Highway 97 and Highway 16). It is also serviced by a major airport and the “Skeena” train operated by VIA Rail and travels between Jasper and Prince Rupert.Arbor Bed and Breakfast is located in a beautiful forest wilderness area with over 100 kilometers of mountain bike/hiking/skiing trails teaming with wildlife at our doorstep. Our Bed and Breakfast is only 10 minutes drive from the Otway Nordic Ski area and has two downhill ski hills less than an hour away. Other outdoor activities include Prince George’s large network of Hiking Trails, local jet boat rides on the Nechako River, fishing, camping, biking, great golfing, forest industry tours … and more! Your hosts can help you with arrangements.
While in Prince George we recommend:
See the Forest and the Trees with a customized Forestry/Wildlife Ecology Tour with Touchwood Tours. Arbor Bed and Breakfast in Prince George has partnered with Mark Clark and Touchwood Tours to offer unique customized Forestry/Ecology Tours for our guests.Visit the Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum, The Two Rivers Art Gallery, The Exploration Place, and UNBC (Canada’s GREEN University). Also plan to see both the Historic Huble Homestead and Giscome Portage Trail.
Excellent Day Trip Destinations
Northwest: 1 1/2 hours to historical Fort St. James National Historical Site– a restored Hudson Bay Company fur traders’ post on the shores of Stuart Lake.
South: 3 hours to historical Barkerville– a circa 1890’s gold rush town.Both attractions are living museums of the Canadian experience, and are open from May through to September long weekends.
East: 123 km east of Prince George on Highway 16 is one of the most amazing Old Growth Forests in BC. The Ancient Forest is an amazing experience and a must see.
North: Eskers Park is located about 35 minutes north of Arbor Bed and Breakfast. It is perfect for the short 5 km nature walk or for the longer 20 km walk around the lakes. The park has a covered picnic area, beaver dams and is rich with wild life. We love Eskers Park in all seasons.