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Learning comes alive in Prince George

Use your visit to this B.C. city to learn about the area’s history, and more

A train conductor stands posed on the front of an antique engine.

Prince George has an excellent railway and forestry museum that is well worth visiting. — Alex Zander Photography photo

Published April 2012

All roads lead through Prince George—at least it seems that way if you’re travelling to Northern B.C. This is fortunate, however, since Prince George is a city that can offer anything you may need, as well as plenty to do. Why not take advantage of your visit? Come explore what this city and the surrounding area have to offer.

A trio of lively heritage sites

History comes alive in this region of B.C. with a collection of heritage sites that will take you back in time. Huble Homestead, Fort St. James National Historic Site and Barkerville Historic Town all have actors in period costume to help you experience the past. Barkerville is the largest historic site in B.C. and hails from a period that’s relevant to Prince George—the gold rush. Huble Homestead lets visitors take a more personal look at a lifestyle of the past. Fort St. James National Historic Site allows a glimpse into the restored workings of a Hudson’s Bay Company post.

All aboard

Prince George has a variety of interesting museums, but the Central British Columbia Railway and Forestry Museum  is especially unique because of its direct connection to the growth of industry in the area. Besides original coach cars and locomotives, there's even a defunct beehive burner that guests can go right inside. Visitors can also browse a little gift shop. The museum even has a mini-rail that is especially fun for children.

Additionally, Cottonwood Island Park is situated right next door, so visitors can take a lovely stroll or have a picnic down by the river.

Lots to explore

For the young, or young at heart, Prince George’s Exploration Place lives up to its name. This centre offers paleontological exhibits along with other displays on history and First Nations culture. Taxidermy displays show the animals from the region. This attraction is located adjacent to an outdoor recreation area. Fort George Park offers a water playground and includes a First Nations cemetery. 

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Golden Raven Cultural Attractions

If you’re planning a trip to central and northern B.C. you can preview local museums, galleries and historic sites online.

Golden Raven is the brand for 10 cultural attractions in Valemount, McBride, Prince George, Mackenzie, Barkerville and Fort St. James.

The Valemount Museum’s array of interesting artifacts are displayed in a restored 1914 railway station.

The Whistle Stop Gallery in McBride’s historic train station showcases the work of over 90 Robson Valley artists, while McBride’s Valley Museum features art exhibits and historical displays.

Prince George is home to three attractions. The Two Rivers Gallery downtown features contemporary art exhibits and a gift shop. The Central B.C. Railway and Forestry Museum has dozens of historic rail cars and a working mini-rail. The Exploration Place Science Centre and Museum in Fort George Park features interactive displays and hands-on activities for kids.

Huble Homestead Historic Site, 40 kilometres north of Prince George, offers tours of heritage buildings such as the 100-year-old Huble House and the Salmon Valley Post Office.

Barkerville Historic Town is BC’s largest living museum—walk down the streets where miners once walked and enjoy a stagecoach ride.

Fort St. James National Historic Site is home to the largest group of original log buildings representing Canada’s fur trade.

The Mackenzie Museum traces the history of the community, telling the story of trappers, prospectors, early settlers and the First Nations people.

Golden Raven Project

Key Prince George contacts

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    Welcome to our world

    Fort Nelson is situated at the historic Mile 300 of the Alaska Highway. This vibrant region offers a wide range of amenities including: quality accommodation options (hotel/motel, bed & breakfasts, camping and RV sites), a full assortment of stores and businesses to satisfy your shopping and service needs, recreation facilities (full-facility golf course, indoor aquatic centre, bowling alley, racquetball and tennis courts, arena and curling rink), and cultural and event facilities (museum, performing arts/movie theatre, library). Visit this beautiful area to seek excitement, relaxation or business opportunity - it's all here waiting for you.

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    Visit Terrace, B.C., Canada for adventure and recreation, nature and experiences, and culture and history—Terrace has it all.

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    Enjoy the fresh cultural experience

    While staying at the Moricetown RV Park and Campground be sure to take a walk to the scenic Moricetown Canyon, visit the Moricetown Museum and Interpretive Centre and watch the traditional Wet'suwt'en First Nations fishermen—enjoy your fresh cultural experience.

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    Travel with confidence

    RV Care is Canada's national RV dealer network. Purchase a new or used RV from an RV Care dealership and enjoy priority service at all RV Care locations when you travel. For people traveling south, we have an alliance with the Priority RV Network with over 100 locations throughout the USA. RV Care stores are also an excellent source for all the parts and supplies at great prices to help you enjoy the RV lifestyle. Vancouver Island to Newfoundland and all over the USA you're never far from one of over 160 RV Care and Priority RV stores. Download the free RV Care app on your mobile device for GPS directions. Full information available on our website and at any RV Care dealer location.

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