Take a Hike
What a fantastic place to live and to explore! Within minutes of downtown Prince George are numerous parks and wilderness areas. Take your canine pal with you to enjoy the sights and sensations of the natural world.
Close to downtown is Cottonwood Island Park. Numerous well groomed trails follow the river through tall old growth trees. The park can become quite busy with hikers, bikers and dog walkers, so it is advisable to ensure your dog is under control and respectful of the other park users. Bags for dog refuse are provided.
Moore's Meadow and Forest for the World are interesting and beautiful dog friendly areas. Extensive trails wind through forests and meadows. These areas include many small lakes with well maintained viewing areas.
Our region has many dog friendly Provincial Parks. East of Prince George is Purden Provincial Park. You can bring your dog with you to camp overnight at the well maintained campground. Beach areas have been designated for dogs so you can teach your dog to swim!
West Lake is another well maintained Provincial Park. This is a large day use park. There is a dog area by the boat launch where you can take your dog for a swim or a long walk.
North of Prince George is Bear Lake Provincial Park. Overnight camping areas are situated right on the lake and there are designated dog beaches. You can take advantage of several hiking trails through pristine wilderness areas.
There are many areas around the Prince George Region which you and your dog can explore. Always ensure that your dog doesn't chase wildlife or bother other hikers. Set clear expectations for your dog. When other dogs or hikers approach, be courteous and command your dog to down or to sit. Then if the dogs are friendly and the other owners don't mind, you can let them loose for interaction and play.
Help your dog to make good choices when they are on the trails. Teach them appropriate manners so you both can enjoy the natural wonders of Prince George!Noel Pepin -- Noel Pepin Canine Behaviour Specialists