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Northern BC

Prince George

Rugged wilderness meets urban sophistication

The traditional home of the Lheidli T’enneh and Carrier Sekani First Nations people, Prince George is widely known as the capital of Northern British Columbia. Urban sophistication and spectacular wilderness live distinctively side-by-side in this welcoming town that loves to bike.

From cross-country to all mountain and downhill, there are trails that cater to all levels and skills of cyclists. Visitors seeking a northern challenge can check out the mountain biking trails at Pidherny Recreation Site or enjoy lift-accessed trails at Tabor Mountain. For any skill type, visit the extensive trail network at Otway or the easy, relaxed rides with river views, cycle the Heritage River Trail, which follows the Nechako River as it merges with the mighty Fraser River. You can be confident that excitement is never far away in Prince George.

Number of Trails:
243
Highest Elevation:
2,038
Trails:
easy
71
intermediate
111
difficult
47
extra difficult
5

Prince George Inspiration

Uncover the stories from a rugged wilderness city.

Getting Here & Trail Access

Prince George is located at the crossroads of Highways 97 and Highway 16.

Found at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers and two major highways, this city is easily accessible by car from any direction in BC.

Driving Distances & Times:

  • Kamloops - 520 km (323 mi), 6 hours
  • Calgary - 780 km (485 mi), 9 hours
  • Vancouver - 780 km (485 mi), 9 hours

Air Canada and WestJet offer a number of direct flights daily from Vancouver to Prince George Airport (YXS) and daily commuter flights to northern communities are serviced by Central Mountain Air.

Arriving by train is another option, with the “Skeena” train—operated by VIA Rail—connecting Prince George with both Prince Rupert and Jasper.

Trails in Prince George can be accessed from five main areas:

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