Prince George, British Columbia

What is Prince George, British Columbia known for?


industry+social

, community and continuing education, health sciences, adult basic education upgrading, trades and industry, social services, and technologies. About 75 of these programs are available at CNC Prince George. As well, CNC offers university classes leading to degrees and professional programs in more than 50 subjects, with excellent transferability to universities in BC, Alberta, and elsewhere. All university classes are available at CNC Prince George, and many are available at other campuses. Sports and recreation border "0" cellpadding "2" cellspacing "2" style "width:98%;" - style "background:#adadad;" style "width:150px;" '''Club''' style "width:120px;" '''Sport''' style "width:270px;" '''League''' style "width:180px;" '''Venue''' - Prince George Cougars Ice hockey Western Hockey League (WHL)''''' CN Centre - Prince George Spruce Kings Ice hockey British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL)''''' Prince George Coliseum - - Northern BC Centre for Skating Ice Skating SkateCanada (BC YT)''''' Elksentre arena - UNBC Timberwolves Basketball Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)''''' Northern Sports Center - UNBC Timberwolves Soccer Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)''''' CN Centre Prince George's teams include the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Youth Bowling Club (YBC) bowling teams (Nechako Bowling, 5th Avenue, and also a ten pin team), and Prince George Curling (Prince George Golf and Curling Club). Recently, the Duchess Park Secondary School Senior boys basketball team won the provincial AA title for the first time in 26 years. The Spruce Kings hosted the RBC Royal Bank Cup May 5–13, 2007. Prince George has been home to several NHLers including Murray Baron, Blair Betts, Tyler Bouck, Chris Mason (Chris Mason (ice hockey)), Ronald Petrovický, Justin Pogge, Dan Hamhuis, Sheldon Souray, Derek Boogard, Dustin Byfuglien, Devin Setoguchi, Turner Stevenson and Darcy Rota. Eric Brewer (Eric Brewer (ice hockey)) and Zdeno Chara were teammates on the Cougars in 1995 and 1996. Prince George Citizen Field opened in the spring of 2006. The baseball facility has established itself as one of the most unusual diamonds in British Columbia. Recreation facilities include 116 playgrounds and parks, baseball, soccer and lacrosse fields, eight golf courses, plus tennis courts, ice rinks and roller rinks, a new modern Aquatic Centre as well as an older swimming pool and the CN Centre, which is a 5,995-seat multi-purpose arena. For hikers there is an 11 kilometer riverfront system of urban hiking trails called the Heritage Trails. City of Prince George – Parks, Recreation & Culture – Heritage River Trails Four provincial parks in the region provide downhill (downhill skiing), cross-country (cross country skiing) and heli-skiing. Parks include Fort George Park, Paddlewheel Park, Rainbow Park, Connaught Hill, Foot Park, L.C. Gunn Park, Ginter's Property, Eskers Park, Forests for the World, and Cottonwood Island Park. North of Prince George is the Huble Homestead and Giscome Portage. The Otway Nordic Centre, operated by the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club, is home to one of the largest Nordic ski clubs in the province, and boasts more than 40 km (25 miles) of groomed trails (5 km of lit trails for evening skiing), a biathlon range, and a - There are more labour events being planned. Across northern B.C. thousands of Canadian Union of Public Employees (w:Canadian Union of Public Employees) (CUPE) members are off the job in solidarity with the teachers. In Prince George (w:Prince George, British Columbia) a rally is planned to be held in front of the office of Education Minister Shirley Bond (w:Shirley Bond).


signature+natural

in the community to reach platoon and then company size. "The army is coming, the army is coming" Retrieved December 06, 2014 Geography right thumb These cutbanks on the Nechako River (File:Nechako cutbanks.jpg) are Prince George's signature natural landmark. Prince George is located in the Fraser-Fort George Regional District, British Columbia Fraser-Fort George Regional


historical+open

. The ''Whistler Sea to Sky Climb'' operates between Vancouver and Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia), which feature an observation car similar to the historical open-top car. The ''Rainforest to Gold Rush'' train operates north from Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia) via Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia) to Jasper (Jasper, Alberta). Both services are exclusively tourist-oriented and do not make local stops nor accept local-area travellers with fares significantly higher


art created

of fiberglass and sheet metal painted to look like wood. Art galleries and studios * The Two Rivers Gallery, which opened in June 2000, has two exhibition galleries named the North and South Canfor Galleries, a gift shop and a galleria. It offers guided tours and art classes for both adults and children. * The Groop Gallery, which opened in May 2010, features modern and contemporary art created by local and regional artists. The Groop Gallery is the newest commercial gallery in Prince


sporting event

The '''Battle of the Hockey Enforcers''' was a sporting event held in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, on August 29, 2005. '''Wapiti Pass''' is a mountain pass in the Northern Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It located immediately east of Wapiti Lake Provincial Park, at the headwaters of the Wapiti River, northeast of Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia) and west of Monkman Provincial Park. established 1986 location Prince George, British Columbia Canada type Railway Museum The '''Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum''' is in Prince George, British Columbia. Its collection consists of over sixty pieces of rolling stock (including a 1906 steam locomotive being restored), nine historical buildings and numerous smaller artifacts on an - There are more labour events being planned. Across northern B.C. thousands of Canadian Union of Public Employees (w:Canadian Union of Public Employees) (CUPE) members are off the job in solidarity with the teachers. In Prince George (w:Prince George, British Columbia) a rally is planned to be held in front of the office of Education Minister Shirley Bond (w:Shirley Bond).


distinct+programs

; The College of New Caledonia (CNC) is a post-secondary educational institution that serves the residents of central British Columbia. It was established in Prince George in 1969, and has since expanded across central British Columbia, with campuses in Quesnel, Mackenzie, Burns Lake, Valemount, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Vanderhoof. CNC enrolls about 5,000 students each year in approximately 90 distinct programs in business and management


play games

in Hamilton (Hamilton, Ontario), Ontario. ref>


stage productions

- There are more labour events being planned. Across northern B.C. thousands of Canadian Union of Public Employees (w:Canadian Union of Public Employees) (CUPE) members are off the job in solidarity with the teachers. In Prince George (w:Prince George, British Columbia) a rally is planned to be held in front of the office of Education Minister Shirley Bond (w:Shirley Bond).


water called

of the Bowron River and about 100km due east of downtown Prince George, British Columbia. Just downstream of the canyon, which pierces a rocky ridge, is a stretch of water called Scow Rapids, which was the upper limit of navigation from Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia) and where scows had to be used to tow vessels and rafts upstream along the gorge's banks. The canyon is located in Sugarbowl-Grizzly Den Provincial Park and Protected Area. image:Scow in Grand Canyon.gif

thumb right 250px Scow at Grand Canyon The '''Grand Canyon of the Fraser''' is a short gorge on the Fraser River in north-central British Columbia about 30km upstream from the confluence of the Bowron River and about 100km due east of downtown Prince George, British Columbia. Just downstream of the canyon, which pierces a rocky ridge, is a stretch of water called Scow Rapids, which was the upper limit of navigation from Prince George, British Columbia Prince George


largest summer

;nbsp;km 74 miles), and Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia) (238 km 148 miles). Annual events * The British Columbia Northern Exhibition, also known as the BCNE, started in 1912 and is the city's largest summer event. The four-day show was known as the Prince George Exhibition or PGX until 2012 when the name was changed as part of 100th anniversary celebrations. The BCNE is held each August and attractions include a large midway, food fair, trade show, art and horticulture exhibitions, 4-H exhibitions, firefighter competitions and many other events. * The Forestry and Resources Expo began in 1985 to educate the public about the importance of forests to the city and region, while displaying the latest in forestry technology, supplies and services. The Expo was revamped in 2013 and renamed the Canada North Resources Expo to reflect a focus on the wide range of sectors that impact the economy in Prince George and Northern British Columbia including forestry, oil & gas, mining, independent power producers, the biomass industry and transportation. * Downtown Summerfest was revived by the Downtown Business Improvement Association in 2012 and is held every August. The street party takes place in downtown Prince George and features entertainment, vendors, activities for children and a Taste Pavilion featuring food from local restaurants. * The Prince George Coldsnap Festival (formerly known as the Prince George Folk Festival) is a national folk music festival held annually in the winter at various venues throughout Prince George. Past artists have included John Denver, Bruce Cockburn, Sarah Harmer, Janis Ian, Alpha Ya Ya Diallo. 2006 saw Matthew Good, Fred Eaglesmith, The Paperboys, and many others. The Prince George Folkfest – July 27 & 28, 2007 – Welcome Local musicians include: The Goat Island Extrapolation, MySpace.com – the goat island extrapolation – Prince George, CA – Indie Christian Expérimentale – www.myspace.com thegoatislandextrapolation and Shae Morin. Shae Morin * The Snow Daze Winter Festival is held each February. Some of the featured events include the Mr. PG pageant, curling, bed races, OTL (over the line) baseball, Texas hold'em poker tournament and snow golf. Prince George's Mardi Gras of Winter Society – Snow Daze Winter Festival, British Columbia, Canada * Prince George celebrates BC River's Day on the last Sunday in September at Fort George Park with a live free music festival. Performers in 2006 included Marcel Gagnon (Marcel Gagnon (musician)) and Fear Zero among many others. BC Rivers Day Music Festival – Prince George, British Columbia, Canada * The Father's Day Show and Shine is held in Fort George Park and features vendors, live performers and both vintage and modern cars. 2007's event saw an estimated 25,000 visitors and 365 cars were on display. - There are more labour events being planned. Across northern B.C. thousands of w:Canadian Union of Public Employees Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) members are off the job in solidarity with the teachers. In Prince George (w:Prince George, British Columbia) a rally is planned to be held in front of the office of Education Minister Shirley Bond (w:Shirley Bond).

Prince George, British Columbia

'''Prince George''', with a population of 71,973 (census agglomeration (Census geographic units of Canada) of 88,043), Statistics Canada 2011 Census (Canada 2011 Census) is the largest city in northern British Columbia , Canada, and is the "Northern Capital" of BC despite being located in the geographical southern half of the province at only 54 degrees latitude. City of Prince George – Our City! Situated at the confluence of the Fraser (Fraser River) and Nechako (Nechako River) Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 (British Columbia Highway 16) and Highway 97 (British Columbia Highway 97), the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.

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