Explore Prince George by walking, biking or jogging along more than 100km of maintained trails across the city. There are an abundance of developed paths that not only run adjacent to roadways, but also wind along scenic waterways, and cut through many of the City's parks.
Trails vary in difficulty, terrain, and distance and are suitable for short strolls or all-day outings.
Centennial Connector Trail Loop
The 30-kilometre Centennial Connector Trail Loop was created to mark Prince George's 100th Anniversary. Each kilometre is marked with a blue sign post.
Some of the Connector Trail Loop's highlights include:
- Sidewalks, paved pathways, and rustic trails within the City's bowl area.
- Connections linking the Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park and the Heritage River Trail System to Moore's Meadow Nature Park, the UNBC Connector Trail, Carrie Jane Gray Park, and the Hudson's Bay Wetland.
Strategically placed interpretive signs describing the area's flora, fauna, geology, and human history.
Learn more about the Centennial Connector Trail Loop on an interactive map
Cranbrook Hill Greenway Trails
The Cranbrook Hill Greenway is 300-hectare green space located on the City's western edge that has trails running through forested lands and meadows. The Greenway trails stay open year-round and are managed and maintained by the Cranbrook Hill Greenway Society on behalf of the citizens of Prince George.
- Over 25km of multi-use trails that can accommodate a variety of seasonal outdoor, non-motorised activities like biking, hiking, horseback riding, jogging, skiing, and snowshoeing.
- Three main access points: UNBC, Forests for the World, and Otway.
- Many trail sections that are also wheelchair and stroller-friendly.
- Highlights like a natural climbing wall, scenic views, and the Labrador Tea Pond.
Learn more about the Cranbrook Hill Greenway and how to get there
Forests For The World
Forests for the World is a 106-hectare demonstration forest that features an extensive 15km long rustic trail system. Located within the park is Shane Lake, a prime trout-fishing spot which is accessible by way of a well-developed trail suitable for all age groups.
Trail highlights include:
- Accessible wheelchair and stroller-friendly trails plus more challenging hiking sections featuring steeper elevation gains.
Interpretive signs with educational information about forest ecology and the plants and animals that inhabit the Fraser-Nechako region.
Picnic tables, two fishing docks, a BBQ pit, fire pits, a picnic shelter and more at Shane Lake.
A traditional pit house built in the First Nations Dakelh style.
Learn more about the Forests for the World trails and how to get there
Heritage River Trail System
Journey along the scenic Nechako and Fraser Rivers on the Heritage River Trail System.
Trail features include:
- Interpretive signs and monuments that explain the area's history.
- Paths designed for walkers, joggers, cyclists, and people using mobility devices.
- Connections to major city parks like Cottonwood Island, Lheidli T'enneh Memorial, and Carrie Jane Gray.
- Following the Carney Street alternative route and side trails complete a circuit of more than 11km.
- Only two major road crossings along the entire route, which extends from the Cameron Street overpass to Carrie Jane Gray Park.
LC Gunn Park trail
The LC Gunn Park trail offers panoramic views of Prince George and runs along the high bluffs of the Fraser River. The trail also runs through a forested park and follows a similar route travelled by early railway line surveyors.
Trail features include:
- Nearly four kilometres (3.5km) of rustic trails and fenced elevated areas granting sweeping views.
- Paths that can accommodate dog walkers, joggers, and mountain bikers.
- Interpretive signs highlighting points of interest and other educational information.
Learn more about LC Gunn Park and how to get there
UNBC Connector Trail
The UNBC Connector Trail has 10km of paths that connect the University of Northern British Columbia, Forests for the World, and the Cranbrook Hill Greenway, making it access from all three locations. The Connector Trail would not be possible without support from Western Economic Diversification Canada's Community Adjustment Fund and from many other sponsors and project partners.
- Wide, multi-use gravel path trails suitable for joggers, cyclists, and horseback riders.
- Share trails and show consideration for other users.
- Keep to the right side of a path except when passing.
- Warn other trail users when passing.
- Keep pets a leash at all times.
- Respect all wildlife encountered while using trails.