Buying your dream house is a realistic goal.

There are homes all over BC and Canada that are lovely to behold, but the buying price is a sticker shock for seasoned real estate investors, first-time and move-up buyers alike. Vancouver is now the most expensive city in North America and one of the most expensive in the world; larger, nicer and newer homes in Prince George sell for a small fraction of prices in Vancouver.

Take a look at how Prince George measures up: get in the market and get ahead here.
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We're central.

It’s a common misconception that Prince George is quite northern. However, the city is actually in Central BC and it only takes an hour to fly from the Prince George Airport to the Vancouver or Airport. 
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JOBS! We're among the front-running cities in job creation.

Where there’s economic growth, there’s opportunity. We have both. When you look at drivers of the provincial economy, look to Prince George. We’re experiencing growth in professional services, hospitality, construction, forestry, and manufacturing. Local supply and service companies are expanding as a result of regional mining and oil & gas activity. We consistently have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the province and country.

We’re growing. Grow with us.
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Bring your sunglasses: we have four seasons with 2000 hours of sunshine per year.

There are many opportunities to enjoy an active lifestyle 12 months per year.

If you love being outside, why not head out to the lake for the weekend where you can enjoy the fresh air and beauty of the Canadian outdoors. Take your pick: we have 1,600* lakes and rivers within an hour of Prince George.

*not a typo
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We're accessible.

Our airport (YXS) has seen a 30% increase in passengers over the last decade. Last year alone over 470,000 travellers came to Prince George. By air, we are located 1 hour from Vancouver.
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You won't spend your free time stuck in traffic.

You’ll make more money and enjoy a lower cost of living. You’ll have more time for your real life and spend less time commuting. It’s a 15-minute drive to anywhere in Prince George, with great public transportation, and bike lanes too! An added bonus is that less traffic means better air quality.

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We're the region's centre for healthcare.

Prince George is the centre for healthcare in the surrounding region of 320,000 people. We’re home to the University Hospital of Northern BC and the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North. People come to Prince George for great healthcare and specialized physicians.

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We have fun for the whole family.

We have endless amenities, shopping, arts and entertainment for indoor and outdoor enthusiasts in Prince George.

And if you’re hard-pressed to pick a favourite club or activity, choose more than one: soccer, baseball, slo-pitch, rugby, football, horseback riding, yoga, rock climbing, drama, music, martial arts, snowboarding, skiing, pottery, cycling, running, lawn bowling, painting, fly fishing, squash, snowmobiling, badminton, tennis, hockey, figure skating, hiking, and more!
There’s LOTS to do


We have top notch education facilities.

Your kids can go from Pre-school to PhD education and even become a doctor without having to leave Prince George. When you get here, make sure to check out the award winning University of Northern BC, Canada’s Green University, which was ranked #1 among small universities in Canada for 2015.  Visitors from around the world come to see its beautiful design. Want a more hands-on education? We have that, too, through the College of New Caledonia.

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We're urban.

We are a city of 80,000 people with a full range of urban amenities nestled amidst the natural beauty of the outdoors. We have a symphony orchestra, two professional theatre companies, shopping malls, boutique downtown stores, great restaurants, a brewery (another one opening in 2016) and even a winery! We have all the amenities of a big city, but you will still get smiles and hellos as you walk down our safe and friendly streets.

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