Posted by: cherylyoung | June 15, 2010

PRINCE GEORGE BC AND NORTHERN BC HAVE MANY EXCELLENT GOLF COURSES

A must-play for the region is the Aberdeen Glen Golf Club,

 located in Prince George.

Twice nominated as the BCPGA facility of the year,

 this 7114-yard, par 73 course features a signature 18th

 hole that begins with a tee-off from a cliff-top towards

the clubhouse below.

The city is also home to the Prince George Golf and

 Curling Club, with its generous, rolling fairways and

challenging greens.

 Aspen Grove Golf Course is a quiet, tranquil

course that challenges golfers with water coming

 into play on 10 of its 18 holes.

Farther north, visit the Lone Wolf Golf Club in

Taylor. Nestled in a valley, this beautiful par

72 course is one of the area’s hidden gems.

 Keep a lookout for wildlife, and beware the 86

sand bunkers.

Lakepoint Golf and Country Club is situated along

the picturesque shores of Charlie Lake, 10km/6mi

north of Fort St. John.

Well-manicured fairways and some of the best

greens in BC make this course a treat to play.

Golf with a Mountain View

To the west, both the Skeena Valley Golf &

Country Club near Terrace and the Smithers

Golf and Country Club offer forested fairways

 and mountain and glacier views as far as the

 eye can see.

The tree- and creek-lined fairways of the Centennial

Golf Course in Prince Rupertmake for a challenging

 game requiring strategic approach shots.

 Wildlife sightings are the rule rather than the

exception here.


The Hirsh Creek Golf & Winter Club in Kitimat

offers one of the most scenic layouts in BC.

Watch out for the club’s mascot, the fox –

 a notorious ball thief!

Planning a Golf Trip

The golf season runs approximately from

April to October.

Tee times should be booked in advance of

arrival, especially in July and August.

Many courses have a dress code in effect, so

check ahead with the course or resort.

As the largest city in Northern British Columbia, and

located centrally in the province, Prince George provides

the amenities of a larger shopping and service centre,

while offering instant access to nearby to more

picturesque wilderness and outdoor activities including

hiking, fishing, golf and camping.

Variety is the spice of life in this city.

Take in any number of theatre or musical performances,

attend a local festival, learn about the city’s history or

 visit its heritage sites, or take in any number of

local attractions.

Dining and accommodation options are diverse in

 Prince George.

And when entering the city, be sure to wave at

“Mr PG” – a whimsical 8.2m/27ft tall statue, who stands

at the junction of Highways 97 and 16, waving his flag.

Learn more about Prince George in Northern BC by

 clicking on Field Reporter Simon’s video below.

Downtown Prince George

There are a number of casual restaurants, takeaway

 joints, small stores and thrift shops located in the

 downtown core, near Prince George’s large hotels and

 Civic Centre and Plaza.

The locally owned businesses typically sell specialty

 items, while the big-box, chain stores are located

outside the downtown core in strip malls that are

 quite bustling and busy.

Note that downtown gets quite quiet after about 5pm

and shops there tend to close quite early.

 Having a car for transportation makes it easier to

enjoy the best of Prince George and its nearby lakes

and provincial parks.

Activities and Attractions

There are myriad attractions in Prince George for

the cultured, the adventurous or the history buff.

Enjoy classical or modern music courtesy of

The Prince George Symphony Orchestra, or take in

any number of theatre and arts performances.

Modern art fans will enjoy The Two Rivers Gallery,

 located in a beautiful building exhibiting a variety of

art and exhibits from across Canada.

Spend a day with the family at Exploration Place, which

 has interactive and historic exhibits, a virtual ride that

 allows visitors to feel like they are swimming with

 dolphins or other fun experiences.

 Or learn more about the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

 and its importance to the area, at The Prince George

Railway & Forestry Museum.

Or take the kids to any number of exciting and fun

 festivals and events throughout the year including

Prince George’s Traditional Pow Wow, the PG Exhibition,

West of the Rockies Pro Rodeo, WinterLights Festival,

Cold Snap and many others.

Outdoor Activities

Prince George offers fantastic freshwater fishing in any

of the many lakes and rivers, and there are opportunities

 to cast a line from just off the road or deeper into

the wilderness.

Prince George also has great hiking trails that allow

 ramblers to travel corridors explored in pioneer days,

or to hike to the top of beautiful viewpoint or waterfall.

There are also cross-country skiing opportunities

maintained by the Otway Nordic Centre.

After the thaw, golfing becomes a focus in Prince

 George (and in Northern BC, which has many

 excellent courses).

There are several courses and clubs located in or near

Prince George.

Camping is also a treat here, and several provincial parks

 and lakes have campgrounds.

Attractions Near Prince George

There are some great attractions not far from town,

 and many are within an hour’s drive from the town centre.

Some highlights include:

The Huble Homestead historic and heritage site, is

 an original homestead from the early 1900s, and has

many buildings and interpretive displays that can

 be explored.

Noah’s Ark is an exciting place for animal lovers and

families to visit.

 There are many different farm and exotic animals, winter

 sleigh rides and summer hayrides.

The Observatory is an evening out for stargazers, and

offers the opportunity to gaze at the stars through one

 of the largest telescopes in Canada, or any number

of smaller telescopes.

Learn more about things to do in Prince George, or stop

 by one of the two Visitor Centres in the city.

The downtown Visitor Centre is open year-round and

 located on First Ave, while a second, Visitor Centre is

 open during the summers and located at the junction

of Highways 16 and 97

CHERYL YOUNG, REALTOR

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY B.C

www.cherylyoung.ca


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