Connaught Hill Park – What can I see from up here?

Connaught Hill Park, accessible from Queensway Street and Connaught Drive, offers 360-degree views of Prince George and the surrounding “bowl” area. When you arrive atop Connaught Hill by vehicle, you follow a one-way circular road around the park’s hilltop perimeter. This article describes some of the views you’ll see along the way. Looking North (Viewpoint…

March 6, 2015 – Happy 100th birthday Prince George!

One-hundred years ago today, the city of Prince George became an incorporated municipality — an event that capped years of political bickering, delays and general confusion caused by the region’s vehement and outspoken competing interests. (See This Week in History (1915): Prince George incorporated as a municipality, March 6, 2014.) As Reverend F. E. Runnalls…

The rooftop Tree of Lights – Fast facts

Did you know that the giant Christmas tree on top of the Coast Inn of the North is over five stories tall and takes a full week to raise to vertical? The Salvation Army Tree of Lights has illuminated Prince George’s holiday skyline since 1987. Every year, residents donate funds to light bulbs on the massive…

Art for free at Two Rivers Gallery

Did you know that Prince George is home to the largest art gallery in North-Central British Columbia, and that admission is free every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.? Two Rivers Gallery is definitely worth a visit. The gallery’s three exhibition spaces showcase works by artists with regional, national and international roots. Exhibits change…

John Hart Highway – What’s in a name?

The section of Highway 97 stretching 405 kilometres between Prince George and Dawson Creek — called the John Hart Highway, or just the Hart Highway — is named after British Columbia’s 23rd premier, John Hart. Hart led a coalition government — BC’s first — from December 1941 to December 1947. A bespectacled man with a…