Forgot password?
RVwest » British Columbia » Northern British Columbia » Prince George »

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

by
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. 

Latest Comments

Key Prince George contacts

  • BC Parks Logo

    Put a little more BC Parks in your life!

    BC Parks offers experiences as unforgettable and diverse as B.C.'s natural landscape. Our network of campgrounds, day-use areas, backcountry and marine parks offer a variety of vacation options for everyone. Many of BC Parks' most popular campgrounds offer services that appeal especially to RVers, such as large, extra-large and pull-through campsites, sani-stations, campsite reservations and even some campgrounds with electrical hookups. Whether your vacation activity is hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing or exploring the rich historic and cultural heritage of the parks, don't wait for the dog days of summer to enjoy a quiet escape among our natural treasures. Any time is perfect to enjoy a visit.

    BC Parks - Victoria
    www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks
  • BC Safety Authority Logo

    Feel safe on all your RV journeys

    At the British Columbia Safety Authority, we keep people safe. As the province's designated authority, we promote the safe installation and use of technical equipment. This includes large installations and smaller items such as fuel-burning portable appliances (stoves, lanterns or heaters) that people may use when camping or RVing. When you are travelling in your RV this spring or summer, make sure to BE IN THE KNOW about propane safety and the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Visit our website to learn more about how you can ensure a CO-safe trip this year.

    BC Safety Authority
    www.safetyauthority.ca
  • Town Of Fort Nelson LogoTown Of Fort Nelson Photo
    Fort Nelson, BC

    Welcome to our world

    Fort Nelson is situated at the historic Mile 300 of the Alaska Highway (See map). 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.

    Town Of Fort Nelson And The Northern Rockies
    www.tourismnorthernrockies.ca
  • Start your Alaska Highway journey here!

    Now is the time to plan your visit to one of the fastest growing communities in Northeast B.C. Have fun and stay a while! There are so many attractions to see in Dawson Creek.

    Tourism Dawson Creek
    Learn more about Dawson Creek
Photo Contest Contest Banner

This is an opportunity for you to share your RVing photos and win a prize.

Share your photos

RV Living

RV shows and events

It's lots of fun to attend an RV show, where you'll find everything under the sun related to your hobby.

Canon Rebel T3i

RV Gear Guide

Snap away

Budding photographers can get an entry-level professional DSLR camera without breaking the bank in the Canon Rebel T3i.

Events