Nechako River Thaw, Prince George
Commonly referred to as the "Northern Capital" and located at the convergence point between Fraser and Nechako River, Prince George, British Columbia is the largest city in northern British Columbia. The 76 000 residents that currently call Prince George home, enjoy the benefits of a bustling economy, rich Canadian culture and a diverse population.
In total, the Prince George school system is made up of 56 schools. That includes 40 elementary schools, eight secondary schools, and eight private schools. Prince George is also home to one of Canada's newest Universities, The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). In addition to offering 55 undergraduate programs, 15 masters programs, and two PhD programs, it offers the Northern Medical Program aims to make up for the shortage of physician's in the north.
Residents favorite Connaught Hill Park, Fort George Park and Rainbow Park for the opportunity to spend the day surrounded by vibrant, blossoming gardens, open walking paths, and mesmerizing trees. Prince George is an outdoor lovers paradise. WIth eighteen outdoor parks, six indoor soccer fields,seven ice rinks and two aquatic recreation centres, a healthy lifestyle is easy to find in Prince George.
Get better acquainted with the city of Prince George: learn more about our environment, transportation, city council, and tourism.
There's plenty to do outside in Prince George: these are just a few of our favourite parks.
There are some wonderful live theatre venues, art galleries, and cultural programs in Prince George.