Head to the capital of northern BC! Except, you'll still be in the geographical southern half of the province… It's that huge. A thriving theater community and symphony orchestra make this an artistic getaway on the edge of populated humanity.
Export resources include mining and logging, historically, make this a working city as well. Like every good working city, there are community events to help bring people together. A folk festival, winter festival, resource expo, and northern exhibition take place every year, among other gatherings.
There are small league professional hockey and soccer teams, parks, and rivers for recreation. The outdoors here offer mountainous activities as well as recreational water activities. Prince George sits at the conjunction of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers.
While enjoying the rustic feel of Prince George, don't forget to wave hello to Mr. P.G.! Originally built in 1983, this salute to the logging community rotted away but has been built back is a 27 foot roadside attraction.