Prince George

Mountain Biking in Prince George, BC, Canada
photo credit: John Wellburn

Where rugged wilderness and urban sophistication collide

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. Prince George is the only community in northern BC that offers big city amenities within mere minutes of beautiful, pristine forests and thrilling outdoor adventure. 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. If you’re looking for an easy, relaxed ride with river views, cycle the Heritage River Trail, which follows the Nechako River as it merges with the mighty Fraser River.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find everything they desire in the northern wilderness, including hundreds of lakes and streams, seemingly endless trails to explore, majestic views, waterfalls to enjoy and numerous campgrounds.

Take time to enjoy Prince George’s city life with an extensive list of great restaurants and shopping. Visit a local brewery or two, or the northernmost winery in BC, Northern Lights Estate Winery. Learn more about northern culture by visiting various historic sites, museums or the art gallery. Stay the night in the heart of downtown while enjoying some of Trip Advisor’s top-ranked hotels.

You can be confident that excitement is never far away, so bring your bike and experience the outdoors in a way that is only possible in Prince George.

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Prince George is known as the gateway to Northern BC and there is lots to see and do at the doorstep. With lots of history and local culture this vibrant northern city has much to offer.

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Find everything you need to know online at Tourism Prince George or visit the Prince George Visitor Information Centre in person at 101-1300 First Avenue, near downtown along Highway 16.  The Centre is a welcoming place, providing free wireless Internet access, a guest lounge area, free computer use, restroom facilities, bicycles and fishing rods to borrow at no charge, a gift shop and displays from various local artists. Our staff will be delighted to help you find anything you need to know about Prince George!

The Prince George Cycling Club is a community organization established in 1986 and now manages a variety of beginner, intermediate and advanced programming for fun, for community and for sport. The purpose of the PGCC is to promote the sport of cycling in all forms. Become a member today to help support the club and get great discounts at local shops!

Mountain Biking Prince George Book by Rob Bryce with interactive CD. Purchase online before heading up to Prince George to get local knowledge of the trails.

By Car  Located at the crossroads of Highways #97 and #16, it is easily accesible by car. Found at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, this northern BC city is surrounded by a dense network of natural beauty in all directions.

By Rail  The “Skeena” operared by Via Rail connects Prince George with both Prince Rupert and Jasper.

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

By Bus  Greyhound Bus Lines services Prince George from several different locations in British Columbia and Alberta.

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