The Heritage River Trail System is a journey through history along the scenic Nechako and Fraser Rivers in Prince George. The trail extends between the Cameron Street overpass and Carrie Jane Gray Park, with only two major road crossings. Various major parks such as Cottonwood Island, Fort George Park and Carrie Jane Gray Park are located along the trail. A complete circuit of more than 11 km can be made by the following Carney Street alternate routes and side trails.
The trail is designed to accommodate multiple user groups such as walkers, joggers, cyclists and those using mobility assisted devices. The route is clearly marked with signs bearing the Heritage Trails logo. Please take care in crossing streets and be considerate of other users and adjacent residents.
The Heritage River Trail System will lead you through the City's history. The rivers and their towering cutbanks are pre-glacial in origin. The earliest settlement was based on river transport, first by the cottonwood dugout canoes of the Lheidli T'enneh, then by birch bark canoes of fur traders. Around the turn of the century, pioneers arrived by paddle-wheel steamboat. Today, recreational boats and canoes skim over the river waters. Various heritage sites are acknowledged with interpretive signage and monuments.
A few, simple, common-sense considerations will make your trail-travel safer and more enjoyable for everyone:
- Share the trail. Show consideration for others.
- Please keep to the right except when passing
- Control your speed
- Warn others when passing
- Keep dogs on a leash at all times for their protection, and for yours
- Respect all wildlife encountered on the trail