The traditional home of the Lheidli T'enneh and Carrier Sekani First Nations people, Prince George is widely known as the capital of northern British Columbia.
The city is a regional centre for shopping, the arts and sports. Visitors will find a variety of great restaurants from fast food to fine dining, and overnight guests can choose between charming B&Bs, rugged campgrounds and classy hotels. Shoppers can delight in the city's big box stores, shopping malls and unique downtown boutiques while culture buffs will take pleasure in the art galleries and museums. If you’re a sports fan, you’ll find yourself right at home in Prince George with BCHL and WHL hockey, drag racing, senior baseball and lacrosse, varsity basketball and soccer to watch.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find everything they desire in the northern wilderness, including world class fresh water fishing and hunting. Forests and waterfalls line the highways, greenery rich parks can be found within city limits, and countless lakes and rivers exist within a short drive. In the winter season, the selection is just as diverse with world class Nordic, downhill and heli skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling being a few of the many pastimes visitors and locals are able to enjoy. You can be sure that excitement is never far away, so bring your skis or camping gear.