Trip 099 - May of 2016

Downtown Prince George BC Visit


Location:
Central British Columbia. About 9 hours by car from Vancouver via Highways 1 and 97.

Liked: Several interesting buildings. Uncrowded streets.

Of note: The possibility of usual large town social issues. Prince George is subject to highly unpleasant odour from the local pulp mill.

Prince George is the largest town in Northern British Columbia, and is home to about 100,000 people. We have visited downtown Prince George, and here are the photographs of interesting sights we have found.

1. We start on Canada Games Way at 7th Avenue with a sign indicating the direction and distance to nearby attractions. It is possible to see most of the downtown in half an hour.


Prince George Directions and Distance to Attractions from Canada Games Way
 

2. A hundred meters further is the entrance to Prince George Civic Plaza. Not seen on this photo to our right is Two Rivers Gallery, and to our left is a pool.


Clock Tower by Prince George Civic Plaza

3. Just past the tower clock.


Civic Plaza Prince George British Columbia Canada

4. On the left side of the photo above is Prince George Civic Centre. Here it is up close.


Prince George Civic Centre British Columbia Canada

5. There are numerous eateries in downtown Prince George, and The Twisted Cork restaurant is housed in this interesting-looking building.


The Twisted Cork Restaurant Prince George BC Canada

6. Prince George War Memorial, and City Hall behind it.


Prince George War Memorial and City Hall

7. Aboriginal art by City Hall.


Aboriginal Art Prince George BC Canada

8. Picturesque Downtown Motel sign by the City Hall. The motel is located at Dominion Street and 7th Avenue.


Downtown Motel Prince George British Columbia

9. A mosaic at the nearby Prince George Community Foundation Park.


Mosaic Art Downtown Prince George BC Canada

10. Detail of the mosaic.


Prince George BC Mosaic in Community Foundation Park

11. Terry Fox statue is located nearby.


Terry Fox Statue Prince George British Columbia

12. Prince George RCMP is housed in a modern building at the corner of 4th Avenue and Victoria Street.


RCMP Building Prince George BC Canada

13. Tastefully done.


Prince George RCMP Building Sign

14. A vintage street sign on the corner of Vancouver Street and 3rd Avenue.


Old Street Sign Prince George British Columbia

15. Colourful Native Friendship Centre is located on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Prince Rupert Street.


Prince George Native Friendship Centre

16. Third Avenue between Winnipeg Street (behind us) and Prince Rupert Street.


Third Avenue Prince George British Columbia Canada

17. Prince George law courts are at the corner of 3rd Avenue and George Street.


Prince George Law Courts

18. Arguably the best colour-matched building in Downtown Prince George is on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Queensway.


Third Avenue at Queensway Prince George BC Canada

19. Several downtown street blocks have this sort of art running the whole length of the block.


Prince George BC street art

20. Someone gave this tree a sweater on 6th Avenue by George Street (right by the Farmer's Market, held every Saturday until 3 PM).


Sweater on a tree Prince George BC

21. Finally, and we forget exactly where, there is a bench with this lady in downtown Prince George.


Bridget Moran statue Prince George British Columbia

22. Her name is Bridget Moran, and she was a prominent Prince George social worker.


Statue of Bridget Moran in Prince George

There are sure some sights to see, if you find yourself in downtown Prince George, BC.



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