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Address: 800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Description: This park is bordered by 2 rivers, lots of walking trails, dogs are...
This park is bordered by 2 rivers, lots of walking trails, dogs are welcome, viewing platforms over the Nechako River. And hidden carvings on some of the big cottonwood trees. Picnic tables, benches & covered picnic open buildings at different ends of the park.
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Best park in Prince George

The best park in Prince George, nice walking trails, good swimming in the river. The best place to take your dog for a swim in the river.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Prince George, Canada
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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The best park in Prince George, nice walking trails, good swimming in the river. The best place to take your dog for a swim in the river.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This park has appeal to those who want to have a place to go for a walk in the woods. Having the Nechako river right there adds to the appeal and there is a boat and canoe dock for those wishing to go out onto the river as many do. We have walked our dogs here for a long time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lovely spot for a hike and an afternoon spent in nature. Great place to bring the dogs with lots of space for them to run around.

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Bothwell, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A lovely park on the outskirts of Prince George where you can happily walk your dog and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife (though sadly we didn't see any Black Bears!) Like most parks in BC, it's very well maintained and kept tidy by the people who use it.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Park is easy to get to - but only if you have a car. It consists of mature woodland and much of it is on the riverbank. It's not large, but as way of relaxing at the end of a day's drive excellent. Look out for the faces carved into the trees - an added bonus for us was... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just seemed uncared for. Stagnant water in the creek and lots of mosquitos... we turned around after only being on the trail for 5 minutes.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautiful open walking park. Smooth trails, huge Cotten wood trees. Bordered by both the Nechako and Fraser Rivers. Has look out points built just off the paths. Great nature walk. Dogs welcome. Great to just get out and submerge your self in the true nature. Bring your camera you will definitely want to take pictures, especially on the wooden bridge.... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great place to take the dogs. City plows the snow so it's a nice walk even in the winter. There is also a nice wood bridge that locals take wedding pictures at so bring your camera.

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Langley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great walking trails. Dogs welcome. Bordered by the Nechako and Fraser Rivers. Some view points. Shaded parking large enough for a few motorhomes. Near the Railway Museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We went strolling here on an early summer evening in Prince George. There are some nice trails next to the river, and the cottonwood trees rustle overhead in the breeze: we heard a beaver at work, even though we didn't see it. The only downside in May 2014 was that many of the trails were flooded, and thus half the... More 

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