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 wholesale and retail trade, manufacturing, the services-producing sector, construction, and health care and social assistance. The number of people employed increased by 1,400 from 2016 to 2017.
We’re growing. Grow with us.
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Everything is more affordable here. The average house price and rent are consistently lower than in other mid-sized and larger cities across Canada and gas prices are often the lowest in British Columbia. All of this means you’ll have more money for the things that matter to you.
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There are homes all over British Columbia 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.
It’s a common misconception that Prince George is quite northern. However, the city is actually in Central BC and it only takes a little over an hour to fly from the Prince George Airport to the Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton or Victoria Airports. Not to mention major provincial Highways 16 and 97 intersect in Prince George connecting the city to Vancouver and Edmonton and offering another option for the business or leisure traveller.
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We are a city of 74,000 people that offers all of the amenities of larger Canadian cities. Arts, shopping, restaurants, breweries, a winery, nightlife, healthcare, higher education – we have it all! But you will still get smiles and hellos as you walk down our safe and friendly streets.
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.
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.
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 has been ranked in the top three in its category by Maclean’s Magazine for 12 straight years. 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.
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
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. We also have an amazing network of hiking and biking trails in and around Prince George.
*not a typo
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