Learning comes alive in Prince George
Use your visit to this B.C. city to learn about the area’s history, and more
Prince George has an excellent railway and forestry museum that is well worth visiting. — Alex Zander Photography photo
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.
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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The sky's the limit in Mackenzie, BC
For larger than life adventures, Mackenzie is the ideal location. Mackenzie lies at the southern end of Williston Lake, the largest man-made reservoir in British Columbia. Mackenzie is a recreational hub with natural and recreational trail systems in place that increase accessibility to the area's outdoor recreation potential. Mackenzie's wilderness setting brings residents and visitors alike into contact with the area's diverse wildlife population. The community was virtually carved out of the wilderness in the mid 1960s to service large pulp and lumber manufacturing facilities. Forest industry operations continue as the primary economic engine of Mackenzie.District Of Mackenziewww.district.mackenzie.bc.ca
Fort Nelson, BC
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.Town Of Fort Nelson And The Northern Rockieswww.tourismnorthernrockies.ca
South Cariboo, B.C.
So much to see and do
A four-season destination, the South Cariboo region of B.C. offers a lifetime of memorable experiences with an endless list of outdoor activities for the entire family. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors where wildlife is abundant, the air is clean and the waters are pure. Explore our multi-use trails; experience the spirit of the Wild West on horseback; and enjoy exceptional water recreation on countless lakes.Whether you travel with an RV, motorhome or car, the South Cariboo is just a breathtaking five-hour drive from Vancouver and an international airport. Contact the South Cariboo Visitor Centre to plan your next vacation to this wonderful region.South Cariboo Visitor Centerwww.southcaribootourism.ca
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 Authoritywww.safetyauthority.ca
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 - Victoriawww.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks
Fort St. John, BC
The Energetic City
Fort St. John attracts travellers with wilderness and eco-adventures, as well as hunting and fishing. The city features excellent year-round sports facilities. Fort St. John was founded in 1794; today, more than 19,000 people, mostly young families with children, call this community home. There are three golf courses located within 15 minutes of the city and another four within 1.5 hours. The largest city in Northeast B.C., Fort St. John is the service centre of the area. If you are thinking about visiting Fort St. John, email firstname.lastname@example.org to have a free information package mailed to you, or check out the City of Fort St. John Visitor Centre page.City of Fort St JohnLearn more about Fort St. John
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