Activities you can enjoy in Prince George from Blue Cedars RV Park
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4433 Kimball Rd, Prince George, BC V2N 5N7
About Prince George
Prince George is the regional centre for services, trade and transportation in British Columbia's heartland. Located at the crossroads of two major highways and two railways, it is at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers. The traditional home of the Carrier-Sekani and Lheidli-T'enneh First nations peoples, Prince George is known as the Capital of Northern British Columbia.
Prince George offers an extensive variety of shopping, dinner, accommodations and entertainment experiences. Whether your taste of the moment is for fast food, casual or fine dining you will have a large selection of national brands and unique local dining options to choose from. Your accommodation choices will also present a wide range of options. From quaint B&B's to four-star hotels with all the amenities to campgrounds offering a wide range of services; rest assured Prince George has something to accommodate all tastes and budgets. Another benefit of visiting Northern BC's "hub" city is the extensive shopping opportunities. From the larges indoor mall in the region to a vibrant downtown filled with unique boutique shops to "big box" stores and major RV service centres, Prince George has it all.
Prince George is also host to a wide range of entertainment opportunities. Whether your tastes range from music, to sports, to art and culture we have something for everyone. You will find our parks and sport facilities to be top notch whether you are an active participant or prefer to watch the action. Among many other options the summer season offers: auto racing, lacrosse, golf, soccer and equestrian events. With a vibrant arts and music scene there is always something going o and Prince George hosts many annual festivals and events throughout the summer season.
Visitor attractions in and around the city are numerous. Take the kids to The Exploration Place at Fort George Park, a nationally recognized science centre and home of the Slim Ex Virtual Voyages Adventure Theatre. The Railway and Forestry Museum is a real favourite with railway buffs and the whole family will enjoy a visit to the Hubble Homestead, a delightful turn-of-the-century homestead a short drive north of the city. The Two Rivers Gallery and the Prince George Native Art Gallery are essential for visual arts enthusiasts.
Prince George is famous for its connection to the outdoors and is the starting point for world-class fresh water fishing and hunting; back country adventures; white water rafting; family camping with all the amenities; world class canoeing and kayaking; hiking and backpacking for the novice and experienced trekker; mountain biking and cycling; bird watching and wildlife viewing. There are numerous quality sporting goods stores and backcountry outfitters in the city who can provide you with the right equipment, tackle and directions to that perfect fishing hole, campsite or viewpoint.
Enjoy your stay in Prince George! - Source: Prince George - Yours to Explore Summer 2010 - Black Press
- Bon Voyage Plaza 400 meters from campsite
- Gas & Diesel - Store - ATM
- Liquor Store & Restaurant
- 2 km from campsite
- Walmart - Home Depot - Canadian Tire
- 2 Banks - Liquor Store - Save On Foods
- Shoppers Drug - Tim Hortons
- Numerous other shops - Fast Food Outlets
- 5km from campsite
- Superstore - Costco
- Treasure Cove Casino
- Pineview Shopping Centre - Major Shopping
- Sears - Zellers
- Food Court - Large variety of stores
ARTS AND CULTURE
Railway and Forestry Museum
Prince George, BC 250-563-7351
Climb aboard vintage rail coaches form the early 1900's or stand next to the giant steam crane that hauled derailed locomotive back on track! The museum celebrates the two industries that built our communities – Forestry and the Railroad – with indoor exhibits an acres of artifacts including more than 70 pieces of rolling stock, nine historical buildings and a working miniature railway. Steam and electric locomotives, massive wooden snowplows, box cars, baggage cars and cabooses are all on display. Likely the most beautiful of all the artifacts is the Nechako Coach, decorated in the official colours of the historic Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
The Exploration Place Science Centre and Museum
Prince George, BC 1-866-562-1612
Surround yourself with the extraordinary, the historical, the amazing, the past and the future at The Exploration Place, Prince George's number one adventure spot for the entire family!
It's a strictly hands-on experience where children and adults can touch, feel and thoroughly learn about a diverse range of subjects. Innovative exhibits allow visitors to explore the last days of the Titanic, learn about Canada's Indian Residential Schools, the prison system and the evolution of the motorcycle.
Park of the charm of the facility is its location, right in the heart of Prince George's expansive Fort George Park. Set amongst the cottonwood trees, with the scenic cutbanks of the Fraser Rive as a backdrop. The Exploration Place is the perfect start for your day long adventure.
Huble Homestead Historic Site
Prince George, BC 250-614-7800 or 1-888-221-1155
Travel back in time and explore our pioneer heritage, when days were spent fishing, running the local blacksmith shop or perhaps trapping animals and selling furs. Share the secrets of the past and the beauty of the untamed wilderness on the grounds of this bustling little farm and trading post. Here you will find the historic homestead, general store and outbuildings. Experience first hand how the Huble Family lived day to day; gardening, freighting supplies across the Giscome Portage and tending animals.
Two Rivers Gallery
Prince George, BC 250-564-7033
Where creativity flows and artistic excellence fascinates – Two Rivers Gallery offers one of the northern British Columbia's most enjoyable cultural experiences.
Join in the fun with artistic experimentation downstairs in the hands-on 'Make Art Make Sense' room. Visit the Shop at the Gallery to choose from the most amazing variety of craft and gift items anywhere in the region. The upstairs Atrium and studios are alive with art classes, special events and creative play for young children in the Wildside. Constructed an finished to the highest standards to host exhibitions of international caliber, the facility is the visual arts headquarters for the region.
The Gallery pursues an existing and well-developed program of contemporary art exhibitions and has exhibited important work from the National Gallery of Canada and other significant public collections.
Barkerville, BC 250-994-3332
When Billy Barker struck gold on Williams Creek in 1862 he probably couldn't have predicted how many thousands of prospectors would travel great distances for a shot at becoming rich. Barkerville boomed between 1862 and 1870, with more than 100,000 people traveling on the Cariboo Wagon Road to work on the gold fields. Barkerville was once a bustling city filled with traffic, people, excitement and optimism – it didn't take long to become the largest city west of Chicago and north of San Francisco. The historic town of Barkerville is now BC's largest living museum and hosts more than 65,000 guests throughout the summer.
Walk down the streets where miners once walked, take a stagecoach ride, and interact with the costumed interpretive staff. The Chinese community was an integral part of Barkerville life for nearly 100 years. The established a number of businesses, including the Kwong Lee Company, a general store that sold groceries, clothing, hardware, and mining tools. The Chinese community also built cabins for Chinese miners and Tai Ping (The "Peace Room") a nursing facility for the elderly. Visiting Barkerville is truly like going back in time, with more than 125 heritage buildings, live theatre and demonstration. History will truly come to life as you explore what Barkerville has to offer
Prince George is home to several theatre groups that produce everything from full-length productions taken from the Canadian and International repertoire; to dinner theatre; to comedy and improv shows; to one act plays. The productions use a mix of professional actors from across Canada to up and coming local talent. Show runs and locations vary so if you are in the mood for topnotch theatre contact one of these groups directly.
- Excalibur Theatre Arts Co. - 250-564-6326 www.judyrussellpresents.com
- Judy Russell Presents - 250-563-2902 www.judyrussellpresents.com
- Serious Moonlight Productions - 250-961-0615 www.seriousmoonlight.ca
- Theatre Northwest - 250-614-0039 - Box Office www.theatrenorthwest.com - 250-563-6969
- Artspace - 250-563-6637
- Address: 1683 3rd Ave. - www.booksandcompany.ca
- Café Voltaire - 250-563-6637
- Address: 1685 3rd Ave. - www.booksandcompany.ca
- CN Centre - 250-561-7789
- Address: #100–2187 Ospika Blvd. - www.cncentre.ca
- The Generator Night Club - 250-563-1866
- Address: 1232 3rd Ave. - Generator Caberet
- Royal Canadian Legion #43 - 250-562-1292
- Address: 1335 7th Ave. -
- Prince George Civic Centre - 250-561-7723
- Address: 808 Civic Plaza - princegeorgeciviccentre.ca
- Prince George Playhouse - 250-563-840
- Address: 2833 Recreation Place - www.PrinceGeorge.ca
- Rum Jungle Night Club - 250-564-3773
- Address: 1192 5th Ave -
- Treasure Cove Show Lounge -
- Address 2005 Highway 97 S - www.treasurecovehotel.net
- Vanier Hall - Ticket Master - 250-614-9100
- Address: 2901 Griffiths Ave -
Studio 2880 - 250-563-2880
- Books and Co.Books and Co. - 250-563-2880