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“Prince George, a great city” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tourism Prince George

Tourism Prince George
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Owner description: Tourism PG warmly welcomes visitors and helps provide them with the best possible experience during their stay in Prince George. We are located along Highway 16 on the edge of downtown. Allow the knowledgeable staff to share with you why Prince George embodies the perfect balance of urban and wild, and how you can experience that for yourself. The Visitor Centre is brimming with information about northern BC and can help you plan the rest of your trip throughout the province, and a little beyond.
Edmonton, Canada
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“Prince George, a great city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

If you are just looking for another British Columbia, Prince George has the quiet, relaxing, warm and welcoming atmosphere. The roads to Prince George from the south offers majestic scenery that is awesome to look at and for picture taking. Prince George itself is a city filled with friendly and respectful people. I've seen very, very few graffitis, the streets are clean and quiet but not isolating. From the people at the tourism office to an ordinary guy on the street, ask for directions and they'll be so helpful to do their best to guide you. There aren't many attractions in this city and to the random traveller passing by, it might not be easy to catch a summer festivity as there aren't many. But the city itself, the people are enough to conquer your interest to come back year after year. If you're rich and famous, you'll feel safe in this city. If you're rich and infamous then you'll easily get caught because people here takes personal interests on tourist but in a good way. The arts council showcase folk and native art and prices are reasonable. Twin Rivers center has a shop and a gallery where you can find unique gifts to give away for Christmas. Compare hotel prices and cleanliness. The hotels will allow you to pre-check your room prior to booking. Some hotels have complimentary breakfast and some downtown restaurants have random comedy or musical shows, karaoke, etc but not always.
Sleep in a Prince George hotel at the end of the day after checking out small towns with lakes and picnic grounds. There isn't much picnic places in this city. It has a park, Fort George that is again, a quiet place with picnic tables and where the Fraser River can be sighted. Still not much but the people and many businesses are just great. It is a city to be recommended to those looking for serene and peace with a little city twist.

Visited April 2012
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Thank dorncolby
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TourismPG, Online Community Manager at Tourism Prince George, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to review our location. I'm glad you had such a positive experience dealing with our staff and describing the area. We definitely have the best of both worlds in Prince George: wilderness surrounds our city, which has everything you need as far as accommodations, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. I hope next time you can check out our other parks, as we have plenty of picnic areas available besides Fort George Park. Connaught Hill, Cottonwood Island, and many more can be found in city limits.

Again, we thank you for your feedback and comments. We agree that we have amazing people in this city. Please come back soon :)

Tia Kelly
Tourism Prince George
tkelly@tourismpg.com
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Information hub and helpful workers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

As a fairly new resident, I frequent the tourism centre for booklets and maps. I am either looking for ideas for places to go or picking up info of someplace I have decided to go. They have a good deal of brochures. If they don't have what I'm looking for, the worker will try to fill in or lookup from the computer.

Visited June 2011
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TourismPG, Online Community Manager at Tourism Prince George, responded to this review, May 22, 2012
Thank you for reviewing our services! We do our best to provide exceptional assistance to both visitors and locals. Stop by again soon and check out our new iPad terminals or borrow a bike/fishing rod for free in the summer!

If you ever need further assistance and are not able to come in to the VIC, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.

Tia Kelly
Tourism Prince George
tkelly@tourismpg.com
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Vancouver
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“A great resource”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

Its location is not where I would have put it but... they were very friendly and helpful - even faxed some paperwork for me. Wireless internet is free for visitors - again, a great resource whether interested in PG itself or you just need to use a restroom and the internet.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Bill R
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TourismPG, Online Community Manager at Tourism Prince George, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Bill, we are so glad you were able to take advantage of the free services we provide! Thank you for your kind words. Our Visitor Counsellors are always eager to help guests in any way possible. Thank you for stopping in and allowing us to assist you. We hope you are able to come back and visit Prince George again soon!

Tia Kelly
Tourism Prince George
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Prince George, Canada
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“Go Tourism PG!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

Tourism PG is now so proactive and visible. Good for you. Pr. George's positives need to be promoted. And, yes, there are positive aspects of Prince George

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Thank Scotia-7
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TourismPG, Online Community Manager at Tourism Prince George, responded to this review, April 19, 2012
Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We have gone through many changes in the past year and are glad that you were able to recognize our efforts. We hope that you continue to support Prince George and promote the positives of our amazing community!
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