Prince George Attractions
Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality. We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay.
As the largest city in Northern British Columbia, and located centrally in the province, Prince George provides the amenities of a larger shopping and service centre, while offering instant access to nearby to more picturesque wilderness and outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, golf and camping.
Variety is the spice of life in this city. Take in any number of theatre or musical performances, attend a local festival, learn about the city's history or visit its heritage sites, or take in any number of local attractions.
Dining and accommodation options are diverse in Prince George. And when entering the city, be sure to wave at "Mr PG" – a whimsical 8.2m/27ft tall statue, who stands at the junction of Highways 97 and 16, waving his flag.
Learn more about Prince George in Northern BC by clicking on Field Reporter Simon's video below.
Prince George is located along two major highway routes.
Highway 97 (the Hart Highway) leads to northeast BC communities and south to Cache Creek, connecting to southern BC communities including Kamloops, Kelowna and Vancouver.
Highway 16 leads northwest to Smithers, Terrace and Prince Rupert. As many of communities activities are located just outside of town, car travel is recommended.
Rental options are available in town, and winter tires are a must in season.
Prince George, a gateway city to the Northern British Columbia region, is an excellent starting point for exploring further north.
Prince George offers the unique opportunity to enjoy the amenities of a city, while finding a variety of wilderness opportunities just minutes away. Hiking, camping, fishing, golfing and cross-country skiing are just a few outdoor activities that Prince George has to offer.
It is also an important regional shopping destination. Outside the city, more rustic attractions exploring pioneer history and agricultural ways of life can be found, including the heritage sites Huble Homestead and Noah's Arc.
- The Prince George Symphony Orchestra
- Excalibur Theatre Arts Company
- Vanier Hall (2901 Griffiths Ave)
- The Exploration Place - Science Centre & Museum
A variety of locally owned stores are found in downtown Prince George, especially along 3rd and 4th Avenue, also known as 'Specialty Avenue.'
Within just a few blocks, there are art stores, consignment stores, pawnshops, second hand stores, boutiques, kitchen and bath shops, import furniture, hardware and more.
- Northern Hardware
- The Chinese Store (1193 5th Ave)
- Meow Records (100 - 300 Brunswick St)
Denny's 24 Hour Restaurant
24 Hour Family Restaurant located at the hotel. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizers and Desserts. Special menu items for Kids, Seniors and Late Night dining.
Moxie's Classic Grill
Classic dining in a contemporary upscale atmosphere, complete with dark wood interior. Enjoy fabulous food in an upbeat, stylish environment.