Prince George and area has many options for adventures in the outdoors and getting kids outside to enjoy these activities with us is an excellent way to come together as a family. Here are four of my favourite spots to go on a family adventure.
Ferguson Lake is a 2.5 km loop that circles the lake through a lush forest trail. Long elevated boardwalks provide a unique experience on the trail as well as scenic viewpoints of the lake. There is a dock just off the parking lot entrance that provides plenty of room for fishing or launching a kayak. Ferguson Lake is found 17 km north of downtown Prince George on Ferguson Lake Road.
Eskers Provincial Park
Eskers is a large park (3,979 hectares) home to many activities including hiking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, wildlife viewing and much more. Multiple trails wind through the dense forest leading to several lakes and beautiful viewpoints. Large mature Douglas fir trees throughout the park give park goers a reason to look up in awe at natures magnificence. A sheltered picnic area furnished with picnic tables and a wood stove provide shelter and place to enjoy a snack. Eskers Provincial Park is 40 km northwest of Prince George just off Chief Lake Road.
Forests for the World
Forests for the World has approximately 15 km of trails within a 106-hectare area. Within the park lies Shane Lake with a dock well suited for fishing, a picnic shelter with tables, a fire pit, and a viewing platform of the lake. Hiking to higher elevations will lead the family to platforms with views of the City of Prince George and area. Forests for the World is located behind the University of Northern BC. It can be accessed off Tyner Boulevard or from Cranbrook Hill.
Wineglass Falls is just south of Quesnel in the community of Kersley and is a bit more of a driving adventure but also requires a short 15-minute walk down some quad trails. The falls have a magical feel, as you approach, the sound of rushing water becomes louder, but the falls are not visible. A trail winds around and down towards the sounds of the water but the falls are not revealed until you round a wall of rock. As you crest the corner the falls are dropping off a shelf of rock in front of your eyes. The trail continues behind the falls and under the shelf. To find Wineglass falls contact Tourism Quesnel.
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