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.

Walking Distance

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. 

Aquatic Centre
Swim laps in the competition size pool, relax in the leisure pool...

David Douglas Botanical Gardens
Relax among pretty flowers, a waterfall and a walking bridge.

University Farmer's Market
Enjoy local foods and products every Tuesday.

Forests for the World
Hike the groomed trails.

Mountain Biking
Miles of trails and track to explore.

Rotary Gazebo
Overlooks the City of Prince George.

Rotunda Gallery
For art lovers.

Hot Dogs & Smores
Fire pits at Shane Lake.

Shane Lake
Enjoy fishing right off the dock.

The trails are perfect for this in the winter.

Northern Sport Centre
Work out or catch a T-Wolf game.

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.

Carrie Jane Gray Park
Home of the YMCA, baseball diamonds and a BMX track and more.

Civic Centre Ice Rink
Strap on your skates for a leisurely spin around the small rink downtown PG.

Connaught Hill
Enjoy a panoramic view of the city and floral displays. A popular venue for photographs.

Cottonwood Island
Look for the carved faces in the trees while you walk or bike along the Nechako river.

PG Cougars Hockey
Take in a game of PG's WHL hocket team at the CN Centre.

The Cutbanks
Climb the cutbanks as an intense training exercise or just enjoy the evening sun's glow on these landmark features of PG.

Dog Sledding
Short tours to the extended "Life of a Musher" package.

Exploration Place
Local history and hands-on exhibits.

PG Farmers Market
Every Saturday, year round.

Fort George Park
The perfect place to spend the day with family or friends.

Multiplayer gaming on the system of your choice.

Prince George is home to many golf courses at any skill level.

Hudson's Bay Slough
A birdwatcher's dream.

Noah's Ark
Hay rides, sleigh rides, pony rides, petting zoo and more.

Otway Nordic Ski Centre
45km of groomed trails to ski, snowshoe, run, or bike.

PG Playhouse
Take in musical performances, live theatre, film festivals and more.

Railway Museum
Explore the industries of the region.

Theatre Northwest
Outstanding theatre from residents and professional from across Canada.

Take in Northern BCs beautiful scenery.

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.

Ancient Forest
Walk amongst giant cedars in this inland rainforest.

Grizzly Den Cabin
Hike SugarBowl Park and stay in one of 3 cabins.

Huble Homestead
Enjoy heritage buildings and activities in this living historic site.

Rock Climbing
Boulder, crag and more. Even indoor.

Tabor Lake
Swimming, fishing, canoeing and more.

Tabor Mountain
Hit the slopes only 15 minutes from town.

Teapot Mountain
A short but steep climb to an outstanding view.

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.

The largest historic site in BC, celebrating the original gold rushes.

Fort St James National History Site
Explore the 1800s fur trade era.

Powder King
Hit the slopes at this popular ski resort.

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.

First Nations Historical Village and Museum.

Mount Robson
The highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

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.

North Pactific Cannery
Visit the oldest remaining fish cannery on the West Coast of North America

Shipping Ports
Check out some of the most advanced shipping terminals of its kind.

Seven Sisters
These spectacular peaks are visible right from the highway between Hazelton and Terrace.

Prince Rupert Shoe Tree
Add your shoes to the "home for lost soles".

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.

Balance Rock
Near Skidegate you'll find this boulder, left behind from glacial retreats.

With nothing but the Pacific Ocean for miles, Haida Gwaii offers excellent beachcombing on sandy shores.

Beaupre Falls
Check out these beautiful falls in the Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Park.

Empress Hotel
This Fairmont hotel has been a celebrated facility in Victoria's Inner Harbour since 1908.

Haida Heritage Centre
An award winning aboriginal cultural attraction near Queen Charlotte City.

Nisga'a Lava Beds
This park offers one of the youngest and most accessible volcanic features in BC.

Parliament Buildings
Open to the public year round, explore BC's legislative assembly in Victoria, BC.

Naikoon Park
From moss covered trees to miles of sandy beaches at the northern end of Haida Gwaii.

Pesuta Shipwreck
Explore this log barge that ran ashore near Tlell in 1929.