Welcome to Prince George, where urban sophistication and spectacular wilderness live distinctively side-by-side. Prince George is the largest city in Northern BC with a population of 74,000 residents and the only community in the North to offer the amenities and benefits of a thriving city within mere minutes of beautiful, pristine forests.
Most visitors drive Highway 16 to Terrace to take advantage of the incredible scenery along the way. The City is located on a series of natural flat benches, or terraces (hence the name) within the Skeena River Valley and home to the famous Spirit or Kermode Bear.
Nearly 6,000 people call Smithers home and nearly 20,000 live in the surrounding valley and rural communities. Smithers is a mountain town, set against the backdrop of the Hudson Bay Mountain and with vistas of the Babine and Telkwa Mountain Ranges.
Prince Rupert is a port city on British Columbia’s northwest coast. It’s a gateway to wilderness areas with shops and cafes dotting the waterfront in Cow Bay. It is also home to the Museum of Northern B.C. that showcases the region’s natural and cultural heritage.
Situated in Northwestern British Columbia, the Kitimat-Stikine region spans a geographic area of over 100,000 km2 with a population of almost 40,000 people. Here diversity takes on many shapes and forms.
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George accommodates a population of 91,000 residents with boundaries stretching from Valemount to Vanderhoof. The Golden Raven brand promotes cultural and heritage tourism sites within the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George and includes 10 attractions.
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is home to eight municipalities and surrounding rural areas. Centrally located between Prince George and Prince Rupert, it boasts extensive year-round recreational opportunities for residents and tourists alike.