The tourism opportunities in northern BC are truly world-class, but what do you expect when the land encompasses more than half of BC? In fact, the North totals roughly two-thirds of the province and fills it full of friendly people and diverse culture. Don't forget about the phenomenal scenery, either. The land is incredibly diverse: it rolls across the prairie-like Peace country, climbs the jagged Rocky Mountains, stretches over the northern tundra, and extends to the coastal rain forest. The North is also home to four of BC's five largest river systems: the Fraser, Peace, Liard, and Skeena.
UNBC overlooks the City of Prince George from atop Cranbrook Hill, but everything the city can offer is within easy reach right from campus. Explore the miles of trails right from our back door, or stroll down University Way to catch the latest T-Wolves soccer match at Rotary field, a concert at CN Centre or take a dip at the Aquatic Centre. The whole city is right there for you.
The trails are perfect for this in the winter.
15 Minute Drive
Nothing in Prince George is more than 15 minutes from campus. Swimming pools, ice rinks, movie theatres, restaurants and gorgeous parks are just a short drive away. Public transit runs regularly to campus, or if you have your own vehicle you can easily get to where you'd like to go.
Enjoy a panoramic view of the city and floral displays. A popular venue for photographs.
Climb the cutbanks as an intense training exercise or just enjoy the evening sun's glow on these landmark features of PG.
One Hour Drive
Looking for something more adventurous to take on, perhaps as a weekend day trip? Hop in your car or catch a ride with a friend and Northern BC's many options await you just an hour's drive from campus.
Two Hour Drive
Some of BC's treasures lie just a little further out, but are well worth the drive. Fill a day to yourself with some of these great adventures.
Four Hour Drive
Looking for a weekend excursion? Well look no further. Definitely plan an overnight trip to take in some of these amazing experiences.
Eight Hour Drive
A day's drive, or a mere 1 hour flight, will find you anywhere that you can imagine in BC. Easily accessible from well maintained highways, or from Prince George's International airport,you can explore all regions of the province. Whether you want to experience urban culture or the remoteness of northernmost communities, you can find it all.
These spectacular peaks are visible right from the highway between Hazelton and Terrace.
Twelve Hour Drive
It might sound like a long drive, but it is so worth it. Enjoy the road, the ferry,or hop plane for a short flight and get to some of the most beautiful regions that British Columbia has to offer. From the remote islands of Haida Gwaii, to the stunning scenery in the Nass Valley, to Vancouver Island, everything that you could want from western Canada is accessible.
With nothing but the Pacific Ocean for miles, Haida Gwaii offers excellent beachcombing on sandy shores.
Open to the public year round, explore BC's legislative assembly in Victoria, BC.