Four Exciting Outdoor Adventures in Prince George
With such a broad range of scenery, Prince George is an excellent place to experience excitement in the outdoors. You might be surprised at how close some world class outdoor activities are to our area
1. Mountain Biking:
Mountain bike the Pidherny recreation site: Pidherny Rec site has become a go to spot for mountain bikers from far and wide in the north. The area is a dedicated mountain bike site with over 200 trails designed to entertain and delight mountain bikers of all skill levels. Pidherny trails wind their way through a lush green forest with some impressively large Douglas fir trees. Amongst the beauty of the forest these trails use natural and man made obstacles to follow the flow of the land and create an exhilarating experience for riders.
2. Hike the Mountains
Hike one of the amazing mountain trails to gain some elevation and some spectacular views. If you enjoy the mountains, you can find some great views of the Northern Rockies not far from Prince George. Some of the local’s favourite trails are Raven Lake, Sugar Bowl or Fang Mountain. These are challenging hikes with significant elevation gains but a worthy reward awaits at the top with astounding scenery as most of these trails lead to alpine meadows and mountain views. If you hike in the summer be bear aware and winter travel may require some avalanche safety training.
Ski Powder King Mountain: Powder King Mountain although a two-hour drive from Prince George is known for some of the best Powder skiing in all of Canada. On a sunny day the top of the peak views is worth the journey itself, but a rip down the hill in some of the fluffiest knee-deep powder you have ever experienced can make Powder King an unforgettable stop. Powder King is aptly named with its record breaking snowfalls many years but is a personal favourite of mine for the breathtaking mountain views.
4. Fly Fish a river
Fly fish one of Northern BC rivers – A combination of meditation and exhilaration; flyfishing in Northern BC is another exciting outdoor adventure option. Many rivers around Prince George offer great fly fishing and can also be done year-round. There is a level of excitement that is hard to beat when a feisty trout hits the end of that fly line. While at the same time, a day spent out on a remote stretch of river that meanders through the hills can be one of the best ways to unwind from the stressors of daily life. Please follow local fishing regulations as many rivers in the area are spawning grounds for Salmon.