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Discover all the things to do in Prince George

Northern BC’s largest city is chock-full of fun, fascinating things to do and see – and thanks to our impeccable location in the heart of the city, Coast Prince George Hotel by APA makes it easy for you to experience them all.

Catch a show at Theatre NorthWest and the Prince George Playhouse, or stargaze at the Prince George Observatory. Browse the stalls and support the local community at the Prince George Farmers’ Market. Check out BC’s best vintages at Sip Wine Fest.

Or immerse yourself in the excitement of the British Columbia Northern Exhibition. With so many events and attractions from which to choose, you’ll never be short of things to do.

Need additional info or suggestions about the best experiences in the area? Just ask – we’d love to help.

Attractions

Barkerville Historic Town

Distance from Hotel: 180KM

Take a trip from Prince George to historic Barkerville, where you can enjoy a tour, catch a performance, check out a Cornish Waterwheel and so much more.

Farmers' Market

Distance from Hotel: 1KM

We love all things local - and this fantastic market features everything from ethically-raised meats to fruit, jams and even jewelry from right here in Northern BC. 

Prince George Observatory

Distance from Hotel: 23KM

Astronomy buffs will enjoy a visit to this observatory, where they can gaze through a 0.61m Telescope or an 8-inch Celestron Telescope.

Prince George Playhouse

Distance from Hotel: 1KM

This intimate venue hosts everything from small concerts and theatre productions to meetings and weddings.

Theatre NorthWest

Distance from Hotel: 4KM

Theatre NorthWest is a four-play run from September through May, drawing some of Canada's top theatrical talent to work with resident staff.

Northern Sports Centre

Distance from Hotel: 10KM

Situated on the UNBC campus, this fitness destination includes a gym, classes, squash and basketball courts and more.

The Ancient Forest

Distance from Hotel: 114KM

This gorgeous inland forest features a hiking trail around majestic cedar trees; catch a glimpse of a cascading waterfall as well.

The Exploration Place

Distance from Hotel: 2KM

Get hands-on with science and history at this wonderful museum, a great stop for the whole family.

Northern Outback Adventures

Distance from Hotel: 19KM

Book a salmon fly fishing trip led by a professionally certified guide in Northern British Columbia's waters.

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British Columbia Northern Exhibition (BCNE)

The BCNE is the north's longest-running family fair, and takes place every summer at Exhibition Park.

Celebrate Prince George (Winter)

Brighten up your February with this month-long festival, which features a full calendar of events.

Celebrate Prince George (Summer)

Summertime in Prince George is fantastic - and this local festival, hosted every July, celebrates the best of the area.

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BMO Kidz Art Dayz

Held every summer, BMO Kidz Art Dayz features two days of free, fun art activities for the entire family. 

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SIP: Wine Fest

Every August, wine lovers from around the region gather for this week-long festival, which features an array of BC's best wines.

Ducks Unlimited Banquet (semi-annually)

Ducks Unlimited Canada is dedicated to the conservation of waterfowl. This semi-annual banquet raises money for the DUC.

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Spirit of the North Wine Lovers Gala

2020-09-25 00:00:00 : 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Enjoy a taste of Italy here at our hotel as part of this gala, where you'll enjoy a fabulous Mediterranean meal and, of course, lots of great wine.

Citizen of the Year

2020-10-16 00:00:00 : 6:30pm - 9:30pm

The Prince George Community Foundation's annual banquet raises money to support an array of local organizations, and is held here at the hotel.

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Brewmasters Dinner

2021-01-29 00:00:00 - 2021-01-30 00:00:00

This weekend event consists of two dinners, several tasting sessions and a cask beer experience, and is held at our hotel.

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