This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Prince George. To help you make friends with Prince George before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Northern British Columbia’s largest city, Price George, offers visitors all the amenities of a big city – with easy access to the wilderness and stunning landscapes this part of the country is known for. Especially popular among tourists looking for outdoor recreation activities, Prince George offers a wide range of exciting physical pursuits as well as interesting cultural ones.
This city provides a selection of theatre and musical performances, festivals, museums, and art galleries – as well as some fascinating heritage sites and other local attractions. However, more visitors come here to enjoy the hiking, golf, fishing, and camping in the ancient forests around Prince George.
A hotel or hostel stay here gives tourists instant access to forests, caves, waterfalls, green spaces, and tons of lakes and rivers. In the winter, visitors can enjoy world class skiing – downhill, heli, and cross-country. Snowshoeing, dogsledding, ice fishing, and even snowmobiling through the hills and valleys provide endless excitement.
From a hostel or hotel in downtown Prince George, take advantage of the cosmopolitan amenities of the city – shopping, restaurants, boutiques, and plenty of options for sports fans. With drag racing, basketball, soccer, baseball, and hockey games happening all the time, alongside cultural options like live music at some of Prince George’s pubs or theatre events, there’s something for everyone in this city.
Outside of the city, travelers can explore the region’s fascinating pioneer history and agricultural roots by visiting some of the heritage sites around Prince George, including Huble Homestead and Noah’s Arc. Or, check out the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre, located in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, or the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum.
Prince George Airport has customs facilities and accepts domestic and international flights. Via Rail also operates here, for tourists looking to experience the British Columbia landscape by train on their way to a hostel or hotel here.
Written by local enthusiast for Prince George hostelsJakob Lombardi