Visitor Centre - Prince George, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 53° 55.159 W 122° 44.682
10U E 516766 N 5974574
Quick Description: The Visitor Centre in Prince George is located at 1300 1st Avenue inside the VIA Canada Rail station. As you enter it is on the left.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/24/2019 10:11:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM116CY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:

Prince George is considered the Capital of Northern British Columbia and is in the Fraser Valley. It has approximately 78,675 residents in this 9th most populated area of British Columbia and is the fastest growing city in Canada. Prince George is home to Mr. PG.

Mr. PG: A timeless landmark
In 1960, the City of Prince George built a parade float which featured a large, moveable figure shaped and coloured to represent log construction. The float was entered in the 1963 Grey Cup Parade in Vancouver and subsequently was sent to many parades in British Columbia. As a result, the float became known as a symbol of the City of Prince George and was named Mr. PG. In 2009, Mr. PG was featured on a 54¢ Canadian postage stamp.

Mr. PG stands 8.13 meters (27 feet) high and symbolizes the importance of the forestry industry to our Prince George.

The Visitor Centre in Prince George is inside the VIA Canada Rail station, funny thing when I entered not realizing it was a rail station, I was greeted by a security guard. BTW: a first. He was very friendly and pointed me to the visitor center. Inside I was greeted by two very friendly young ladies who offered to assist me. They have racks of information on local and regional tourist attraction, maps and brochures. There is a lounge area for travelers and tourists. It was overall a very pleasant experience. One of the young ladies posed with the BC Park's cutout.

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation
January 1 to May 17
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to-4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: closed

May 17 - September 2
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Monday, Thursday, Saturday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
(open Statutory Holidays through the summer)

September 2 - September 30:
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: closed

October 1 - December 31:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Closed Statutory Holidays after Labour Day
(September) and before Victoria Day (May).

Public Washrooms: Mens, Womens, Family and Handicapped

Snacks/Drinks at the facility: No - Look elsewhere

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