City parks provide recreational opportunities essential to quality of life and personal health, are outlets to build strong families and healthy communities, are significant economic generators in our community, and are essential to ecological survival. The City offers over 1500 hectares of parks and open spaces that vary in size and amenities, there is something for everyone.
As a northern community, an important focus is on winter recreational activities. Just minutes from your door you will find sledding hills such as Rainbow Park, skiing at Forests for the World, skating at a neighbourhood rink or a display of many colours along the park trail system throughout the fall and winter season. This winter get out there and enjoy a City park near you!
If you are visiting Prince George, or a resident, check out our destination parks:
Parks in Prince George
For a complete list of parks maintained by the City of Prince George and their locations as well as links to partner parks, see our Parks List.
Planning your wedding? City parks have several locations that are perfect for large or small weddings and photo opportunities. Reservations are recommended and will guarantee your place, date and time.
Looking for the right place to host a group gathering, corporate picninc or community event? City parks have sites that are ideal for your ParkUsePermits next event. Reservations can be made for several different park sites throughout the city such as Fort George Park, Forests for the World, Rainbow Park and Connaught Hill Park and Cottonwood Island Nature Park.
Reservations can be made at the Community Services Department, City Hall or for more information please call 561-7640. Park Reservations and Park Use Permits are also available.
Parks and Recreation Information
More information on City of Prince George parks is available by clicking any of the following links:
The City Wide Trail System Master Plan was developed and 1998 and includes both citywide and neighbourhood loops that would take you to and from major destinations throughout the city.
In 2008, the Trails Task Force introduced the City Centennial Trails Project. This plan is currently being review by City Council for potential implementation.
The UNBC Connector Trail System project is well underway and will provide 8.5km of trails that will link the Bowl area with UNBC, Cranbrook Hill Greenway and Forests for the World.
For more information please contact:
City of Prince George, Community Services Department
1100 Patricia Boulevard
Prince George BC V2L 3V9
Telephone: (250) 561-7600
A complete park and trail guide is available at City Hall or Tourism Prince George or by going to the parks maps page.