Thursday, January 16, 2014

Prince George the Central Gateway of B.C.

Prince George is located along two major highway routes.

Highway 97 (the Hart Highway) leads to northern communities such as Dawson Creek, Whitehorse and Alaska, USA and to  northeast BC  and south to Cache Creek, connecting to southern BC communities including Kamloops, Kelowna and Vancouver.

Highway 16 leads northwest to Smithers, Terrace and Prince Rupert and eastern communities Mcbride, Jasper National Park and Edmonton, Alberta.  As many of communities activities are located just outside of town, car travel is recommended. Rental options are available in town, and winter tires are a must in season.

Air Travel

Flights to Prince George are available via Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Fort St. John. The two largest passenger airlines servicing Prince George are WestJet and Air Canada, with smaller carriers Central Mountain Air and Northern Thunderbird Air. 

Visitors requiring transportation into town or to the airport from Prince George can take a taxi or catch a ride with the airport shuttle. Greyhound also provides bus transportation from the airport terminal to the Greyhound terminal in Prince George.

Bus Travel

Greyhound provides bus service to and from Prince George along Highway 97 and Highway 16. The Prince George Transit System also runs a number of buses around town.

Rail Travel

VIA Rail offers service from Prince George through Jasper, Alberta to Vancouver, and through Smithers and Terrace to Prince Rupert. Wildlife such as deer, moose and bears can sometimes be viewed from the train.
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