Paxton Travel Tour Links

Hours are approximate. Extended hours and consecutive tours are available by request.

Contact us to book your tour.

Parks

Goodsir Nature Park: Botanical gardens and plant museum. This 160-acre park offers up to 2 hours of easy walking trails. Come visit the beaver pond, muskrats, moose, and waterfowl. Located near Huble Homestead. 

Season: May - October. Open daily from 8:00 AM to dusk.

4 hours

Cranbrook Hill Greenway: A corridor that encompasses over 300 hectares of natural environment containing 25 km of multi-use trails, and 4 access points. 

Year-round, dawn to dusk.

3 hours

Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park and Protected Area: Established in 2016. British Columbia’s newest park covers part of the only inland temperate rainforest in the world with 400 plant species and red cedars 2,000 years old. Hiking, boardwalk trail, picnic areas, and winter recreation available. Park closes at 11 p.m.

Fort George Park/Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park: Overlooking the Fraser River, the largest, most aesthetic park in Prince George contains picnic areas, floral displays, a river trail, Rotoract Spray Park, Rotary Playground, and the popular Little Prince Train. The park is available for wedding ceremonies.


Little Prince Train runs May to August – Thursday to Monday, 12 – 8 pm, on Labour Day, and on Thanksgiving weekend.
No train rides during inclement weather.

Parking located off of Queensway Blvd. on 20th Avenue or 17th Avenue.

3 hours

Family Fun

Barkerville Historic Town: Barkerville is a historic site like no other. Unlike many gold rush towns from this era – which have long disappeared – Barkerville remains a thriving place, rich in history and full of life.

Open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM daily. Paxton Shuttle offers charter bus tour service to Barkerville Historic Town year round.

Railway and Forestry Museum: Open year round. Learn about the railway and forest industries while exploring old railway cars or take a trip on the mini-rail. Located on 850 River Rd.

Summer:
May long weekend to September 1st. 7 days a week, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Winter: Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Closed during inclement weather.

3 hours

The Exploration Place: Open year round. This children’s museum and science centre features a hands-on gallery with live animals and puzzles, a SimEx virtual ride, and a play area. The Exploration Place is also a venue for wedding ceremonies. Located on Becott Place in historic Fort George Park.


Summer: May long weekend to Thanksgiving day long weekend. 7 days a week from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Winter: Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open on statutory holidays.

3 hours

Huble Homestead: (And Giscome Portage & First Nations Fish Camp) Travel back in time to this fully restored homestead and fur-trading post on the banks of the Fraser River. Paxton Shuttle provides wedding ceremony transportation services to Huble Homestead too. Located 40 km north of Prince George on Mitchell Rd.

Open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily from May to September long weekend.
Open weekends between August 31 - October 13.

4 hours

Roll-A-Dome: Open year round. Recreational facility hosting everything from ball hockey, lacrosse, soccer, dances, concerts, birthday parties, to wrestling and boxing matches.

El Shaddai Ranch: Interested in horseback riding? El Shaddai Ranch has a stable full of well-trained horses and 94 acres of beautiful land to explore. The ranch is open 7 days a week and offers rides for groups of 2 to 8 people at a time. Call for info on custom rides. Located 15 miles south of Prince George right off Highway 97 at 3630 Williams Road East.

Galleries and Museums

Barkerville Historic Town: Barkerville is a historic site like no other. Unlike many gold rush towns from this era – which have long disappeared – Barkerville remains a thriving place, rich in history and full of life.

Open 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM daily. Paxton Shuttle offers charter bus tour service to Barkerville Historic Town year round.

Huble Homestead: (And Giscome Portage & First Nations Fish Camp) Travel back in time to this fully restored homestead and fur-trading post on the banks of the Fraser River. Paxton Shuttle provides wedding ceremony transportation services to Huble Homestead too. Located 40 km north of Prince George on Mitchell Rd.


Open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily from May to September long weekend.
Open weekends between August 31 - October 13.

4 hours

Railway and Forestry Museum: Open year round. Learn about the railway and forest industries while exploring old railway cars or take a trip on the mini-rail. Located on 850 River Rd.

Summer:
May long weekend to September 1st. 7 days a week, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Winter: Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Closed during inclement weather.

3 hours

Fort St. James Historic Site: Fort St. James National Historic Site is a restored Hudson’s Bay Company post on the southern shores of Stuart Lake in the interior of British Columbia. It is commemorated as a centre of trade and commerce in the 19th-century fur trade.

Open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM from Victoria Day long weekend to September 30.

Events year round.

Open year round for groups by reservation.

Two Rivers Art Gallery: Open year round. The Two Rivers Gallery is a vital centre for visual art in Prince George. Check out their exhibitions, art programs and shopping at the gallery. The centre offers the Youth MakerLab creative projects program for kids ages 9 – 13.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Sundays and holidays: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

3 hours

The Exploration Place: Open year round. This children’s museum and science centre features a hands-gallery with live animals and puzzles, a SimEx virtual ride, and a play area. The Exploration Place also a venue for wedding ceremonies. Located on Becott Place in historic Fort George Park.


Summer: May long weekend to Thanksgiving day long weekend. 7 days a week from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Winter: Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Open on statutory holidays.

3 hours

Valley Museum and Archives: Valley Museum and Archives was incorporated in 1985. The intention was to collect and preserve information and artifacts from Robson Valley.

Summer: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday to Saturday plus 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Tuesday and 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Friday.

Winter: Hours are not daily, but will be available in the fall

Whistle Stop Gallery: Open year round. This station is beautifully renovated and is also home to the McBride Visitor Centre and the Beanery 2 Bistro. The Gallery attracts thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. Shoppers, browsers and history buffs can see an incredible range of original artwork created by members of the non-profit Whistle Stop Gallery Society.

Summer: Whistle Stop Gallery and Visitor Centre is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Beanery 2 Bistro open Monday to Friday from 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed on holidays.

Winter: Whistle Stop Gallery and Visitor Centre: Open daily from 10 am – 4 pm : Beanery 2 Bistro open Mon. – Fri. 6 am – 5 pm ; Sat. 9 am – 5 pm. Closed Sundays and holidays.

Mackenzie and District Museum: Our museum showcases the heritage and people of Mackenzie, British Columbia.

Summer: July and August, Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Winter: September to June, Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Valemount Museum: The Valemount Museum has something for every member of the family. The museum has three levels in the main building with displays on the Railway (rail camps and towns), a model railroad that even runs through the bathroom, Japanese internment camps, war heroes, old children’s toys, Valemount pioneers, Margaret McKirdy’s little people, James Vanslyk’s art, Valemount schools, sewing, an old bedroom, pioneer kitchen, early settlers, outfitting and an exciting trapper’s cabin.

May 15 - June 30, Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 1 - August 31, weekdays from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM and weekends from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

September 1 - 30, Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Skiing

Powder King Mountain Resort: 41 feet of snow per year! Come enjoy the pristine champagne powder conditions.

12 hours

Purden Ski Village: Over 1,200 vertical feet of skiing on dry powder snow, glade runs and uncrowded slopes.
Winter hours: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

8 hours

Tabor Mountain Resort: Year round access to activities. Skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
Weekend skiing: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Night skiing: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM.

8 hours and 5 hours

Otway Ski Trails: Otway has 40 km of machine groomed trails for classic and skating techniques.
Open 7 days a week from 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Night skiing every night until 9:30 PM. We recommend booking ahead for ski equipment rental availability.

5 hours

Murray Ridge Ski Area: 30 km of major alpine runs for all levels of skiers and boarders. 20 km of groomed and track set cross country trails.

12 hours

Troll Ski Resort: Troll Ski Resort was built by Lars Fossberg in 1972, and years later it is still run by the family. Troll has developed into a great mountain with 4 surface lifts and 1,700 vertical feet of terrain.

Hudson Bay Mountain Lodge: Whether your heart’s desire is the thrill of endless powder or a piece of this magnificent wilderness that you can call your own, welcome to Hudson Bay Mountain! We think you will find what you are longing for. Whether it’s your first time or you already love the place, we hope this visit leaves you with a taste for more.

Bearpaw Heli-Skiing: The premier skiing destination in British Columbia and famous for its tree skiing, Bearpaw has big snowpack and deep powder outside and luxury accommodations and gourmet dining inside. On the banks of the Fraser River in a private setting full of wildlife, you won’t believe you are only 90 km from Prince George.

CMH Valemount Lodge: A Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) heli-skiing location, Valemount Lodge in the Cariboo Range is one of Ski Magazine’s “Five Most Luxe Ski Lodges” in the world. You can ski, snowshoe, snowmobile or dog sled. At the lodge, you enjoy the view from your private balcony after a visit to the pool, spa and sauna.

CMH McBride Lodge: McBride, BC is another luxury CMH ski getaway. The North Country Lodge offers 10 guest rooms that can accommodate a private group for an exclusive heli-skiing experience. Two guides help you find snow suited to your ability and sense of adventure in a variety of terrain options for great backcountry skiing with amazing views of the Cariboos and Rockies.

Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing: In the world of heli-skiing and heli-boarding, the northern Cariboo Mountains and the Canadian Rockies are legendary. An abundance of dry powder, immense open bowls, spectacular glaciers, and challenging alpine slopes are but a few of the attributes these mountains possess.

Hiking

Caledonia Ramblers: A Prince George hiking club.

Goodsir Nature Park: Botanical gardens and plant museum. This 160-acre park offers up to 2 hours of easy walking trails. Come visit the beaver pond, muskrats, moose, and waterfowl. Located near Huble Homestead.
Season: May - October, open daily 8:00 AM to dusk.

4 hours

Cranbrook Hill Greenway: A corridor that encompasses over 300 hectares of natural environment containing 25 km of multi-use trails, and 4 access points.
Year round, from dawn to dusk.

3 hours

Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park and Protected Area: Inaugurated in 2016 as British Columbia’s newest park. The only known temperate rainforest in the world located so far (800 km) from the ocean. With 2.3 km of trails to explore you can experience ancient cedar trees, diverse ecosystems, and a beautiful waterfall.

Season: May - October, from dawn to dusk (as weather permits).

5 hours

Forests for the World: 15 km of hiking trails.
Year-round, from dawn until dusk.

3 hours

Heritage River Trails: 10 km of trails.
Year round, from dawn until dusk.

3 hours

Teapot Mountain Hiking Trail: 1.4 km trail. 50 km north of Prince George.
Dawn until dusk.

5 hours

Fort George Canyon Hiking Trail: Located 25 km southwest of Prince George.

Dawn until dusk.

5 hours


Sled Dogs

Dog Power Adventures: Discover the spirit of the sled dog. Get a glimpse of the life of a musher. Located right in Prince George.

3 hours

Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding: Climb aboard Canada’s oldest form of winter transport. What better way to venture deep into the heart of the Canadian Rockies, then behind a team of enthusiastic and friendly Alaskan Huskies? You will marvel at the beauty of snow-capped timbers, frozen waterfalls, icy water and endless panoramic views.

Horse Rides

Triple "J" Ranch: Have a real cowboy experience in the Cariboo wilderness at Triple “J” Ranch. Ride for 1 hour or 2 hours and more. Day rides include lunch and free camping available. Kids camp for ages 9-13. Just 1 hour south of Prince George. 

Hours of Operation: Spring, summer and fall by appointment only.

El Shaddai Ranch: Interested in horseback riding? El Shaddai Ranch has a stable full of well-trained horses and 94 acres of beautiful land to explore. The ranch is open 7 days a week and offers rides for groups of 2 to 8 people at a time. Call for info on custom rides. Located 15 miles south of Prince George right off Highway 97 at 3630 Williams Road East.

Need for Speed

Northern Central Motorsports Park: Enjoy the thrill of NITRO motorsports on a NHRA-sanctioned ¼ mile dragstrip, full moto x track, and professional mud bog pit. Snowmobile drags in the winter! Rolling mix concrete raceway with concessions, small lake with sandy beach and bathrooms with showers. Local talent encouraged. On Raceway Road just north of Prince George. 

Check our Facebook page and NITRO website for racing events.

P.G.A.R.A. Speedway: The Prince George Automobile Racing Association was founded in 1951 to assist and govern safe competitive auto racing. Get ready to have fun watching enthusiasts and champions in hornet, mini stock, stock and hit to pass racing.

3 hours

Bowling

5th Avenue Bowladrome: Open year round. Cosmic and five pin bowling. Located at 1241 5th Avenue.

Strike Zone: Open year round. Ten pin and cosmic bowling. Located at 2366 Westwood Drive.

Nechako Lanes Ltd.: Open year round. 1665 - 3rd Avenue, Prince George. 250-564-7315.

Swimming

Four Seasons Leisure Pool: Open year round. Features a 65-metre long waterslide, diving boards, swim lanes, rope swing, wading pool, and water fountain. Located on 700 Dominion Street.
Open 7 days a week. Monday to Thursday, 9:00 AM - 8:15 PM. Friday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Closed statutory holidays.

3 hours

Prince George Aquatic Centre: Open year round. Features a wave pool with waves up to 3 feet, a lazy river channel, a diving tower, swim lanes, and snack bar. Located on 1770 Munroe Street. Open 7 days a week. Monday to Thursday from 9:00 AM - 8:15 PM and Friday from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Open Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Open limited hours on statutory holidays.

3 hours

Esther’s Inn Water Slides: Open year round. Includes two waterslides and swimming pools. Located at 1151 Commercial Crescent.

Go Karts

Race Go-Karts & Mini-Golf: Have a blast racing around the track and play a round of mini-golf on the 18-hole course. Located at the Park Drive-In Theatre. General hours of operation, noon to 9:00 PM. May, June, September, open Saturdays and Sundays. July and August, open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Other days by appointment.

3 hours

Sports Fans

CN Centre: Home of the Prince George Cougars, the Prince George Fury, and many concerts and events throughout the year. Visit their website for a listing of what is happening today!

Roll-A-Dome: Open year round. Recreational facility hosting everything from ball hockey, lacrosse, soccer, dances, concerts, birthday parties, to wrestling and boxing matches.

Prince George Cougars: See the future stars of hockey today. The WHL and the Prince George Cougars features some of the best hockey short of the NHL playing in the CN Centre.

UNBC Timberwolves: Exciting and action packed. The University of Northern British Columbia has put together great basketball and soccer programs for both men and women.

Prince George Spruce Kings: Fast paced and highly exciting. The Prince George Spruce Kings have been entertaining our hockey town for years. Check them out in the coliseum.

Entertainment

CN Centre: Home of the Prince George Cougars, the Prince George Fury, and many concerts and events throughout the year.

The Entertainment Group: Do you want to get your party started? Then be sure to check out this website.

Studio 2880: Community Arts Council.

Hello BC: A BC travel website.

The Scene PG: Prince George’s arts and cultural events.

Theatres and Movies

Park Drive-In Theatre: Sit back and watch a double feature from the comforts of your own vehicle. One of the last 3 drive-ins left in British Columbia. Located at 9660 Raceway Road, off Chief Lake Road.

Famous Players 6: Open year round. Features current films and 6 theatre movies at the same location. Located in the Parkwood Mall.

P.G. Playhouse: Open year round. The Prince George Playhouse features local plays, concerts, dance performances, wedding ceremony services, and much more.

Theatre North West: Live theatre running from September through May each year.

Royal Rose Limousines

Looking to travel in style? We have a luxurious fleet of limousines.

Services

Corporate functions, weddings, courier services, proms and so much more!

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