Prince George offers a full range of urban amenities including arts and cultural experiences as well as shopping, which are complemented by four-season recreation opportunities amidst the natural beauty of the outdoors.
Prince George has a thriving arts and culture scene that includes the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Northwest, dance companies, the Two Rivers Art Gallery and the Groop Gallery, music festivals, concerts, a number of museums, and an indoor and outdoor movie theatre. The city offers a variety of local restaurants and is the retail hub for northern BC, attracting people from communities across the region. Prince George is also surrounded by lakes, rivers, trails and mountains that offer numerous adventures for outdoor enthusiasts.
The city is also the host community for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. It is estimated that the Games could bring an economic impact of $70 – $90M to the city. The economic impact will occur through test events taking place in Prince George leading up to the 2015 Games, as well as through the thousands of athletes, coaches and visitors who will come to the city for the 2015 Games.
A growing market for hotel accomodations is reflected in the construction of a new $35 million Delta Hotel that began in Prince George during 2013. Slated to open in 2015, the Delta Prince George will be the first four-star, full-service hotel in the city. The hotel will offer 170 guest rooms, nine extended stay suites, one hospitality suite and more than 7,000 square feet of meeting and conference space.
To learn more about tourism in Prince George, visit the following websites:
2015 Canada Winter Games
Discover how the 2015 Games will benefit the local economy.
Watch this video to learn about local retail options.
Get a taste of the flavours offered at local restaurants.