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Prince George

The city of Prince George is a natural hub for highways branching out in four directions.

Fort George
 

Fort George Park – This spacious, lovely park sits at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, the site of Fort George, originally built as a fur trading post Simon Fraser in 1807. When you walk into the park, check out the two story wooden blockhouse, a reminder of the old fort.

      Convenient from both Highway 97 and Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway), the large park has picnic tables, restrooms, large playground, grass and trees along the Fraser River. In summer, the water play area is great place to cool off.
      The Exploration Place (Fraser Fort George Regional Museum) – In this museum and science center, the Paleontology Gallery has fossils from this area and a hands on dig for dinosaurs. In the Children's Gallery, kids can learn about river boat traffic and play with rivers. Experience local wildlife in the Explorations Gallery, including tanks with live Fraser River white sturgeon and other fish. Open daily.
   

Huble Homestead (off Highway 97) – Visit a typical pioneer homestead, built by the Huble family in the early 20th century. Albert Huble hand-hewed a log cabin for his family, then added on a two story house with large parlor, dining room, cellar and five bedrooms. Explore a blacksmith shop, general store, trappers cabin, large barn with a hayloft, and First Nations fish camp. Open daily May to September, weekends only the rest of the year. Click here for details of special events.

   

Four Seasons Leisure Pool (775 Dominion St.) – Everyone in the family can relax in this indoor swimming pool with long water slide, six lane lap pool, separate toddler pool, jacuzzi and sauna. Open daily.

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