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Staying local this summer: My Prince George staycation


Lupine flowers cover a green field.
Moore’s Meadow is a sea of Lupines!

Like a lot of people, I had to cancel my plans to travel this summer. While I didn’t have any great European vacations planned, I did have a few weddings in the lower mainland that I was excited for. At first, I was sad at the thought of a long summer cooped up inside … until I remembered that I live in Northern British Columbia!

As a resident of Prince George, I’m blessed with a bounty of outdoor activities right in my own back yard. Instead of being sad about things outside of my control, I decided to take things into my own hands and plan an epic outdoor staycation

A man and a dog walk along a board walk on a lake.
Shelby’s partner, Ian, walks their dog at Ferguson Lake.

Spots I visited during my week-long Prince George staycation

  • Ferguson Lake – Located about 20 minutes outside of Prince George, Ferguson Lake is great for people interested in an easy walk through nature!
  • Forests for the World – Located inside Prince George city limits, Forests for the World is a literal paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re birdwatching, mountain biking, or taking your dog for a hike, there’s something for everyone.
  • Moore’s Meadow – Also located within Prince George city limits, Moore’s Meadow is more than just a dog-friendly park, it’s the beginning on an intricate trail system with new places to explore each time you visit.

If you plan a staycation like I did, remember to travel close to home, wash your hands frequently, and keep two metres distance from others at all times.

Red wildflowers.
Red wildflowers along a path at Forests for the World.

More staycation ideas

This is the first in a three-part staycation series! Stay tuned for more Northern BC staycation ideas!