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Recently students in CNC's Tourism and Hospitality Post-Diploma Program wrote about some of Prince George's attractions. Student Joshua Shin offered to share his blog post with us, read it below and enjoy his images:
Are you a newcomer to Prince George who loves Mother Nature so much?
If so, I would like to recommend some of the hidden gems in PG that have different attractions depending on the season.
1. Spring - Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park
In the middle of March, I took a walk in the park along the slushy path with melted snow.
The snow was already melting a lot, and I could feel full of spring energy in every corner of the park.
The most spectacular scene was the Fraser River, where floating ice was drifting away.
With such a gorgeous view, Prince George is clearly waking up from a long hibernation.
If you've been waiting for spring, just come and feel it! For more information, visit the website
2. Summer - Ancient Forest
If you are looking for somewhere to get away from the scorching heat, the Ancient Forest is definitely one of the best places to go in the summer.
When I visited the Ancient Forest, it was very hot outside (around 28°). However, I felt a bit cool.
It was filled with dense pristine rainforests and has wooden tracks installed in every trekking path to prevent damage to nature from numerous visitors.
What is more surprising is that those wooden tracks were installed by volunteers over many years.
It was my chance to realize the Canadian's love of nature once again.
The most amazing fact is that this Ancient Forest is the rainforest, which is the only inland rainforest in the world.
For more information, visit the website at http://tourismpg.com/activities/ancient-forest-east
3. Autumn - LC Gunn Park
The autumn sky in Prince George is truly beautiful and even beyond description.
If you are an autumn lover, LC Gunn Park could be the best choice.
In the autumn at LC Gunn Park, there were so many trees started to tinge with a variety of dazzling colors in the park around mid-October.
Whenever I step on the fallen leaves there, I enjoy the rustling sounds while I walk through the trails.
If you ever have a chance to stand on the highest point on the banks and look down at the Fraser River, these colorful leaves reflect in the river and create a fantastic view. It was simply awesome!
For more information, visit the website
4. Winter - Cottonwood Island Nature Park
The paths into Cottonwood Island Nature Park were very tough for me because of the heavy snow in the middle of January.
Through the fifteen-minute struggle, finally, I could reach to the Nechako River. Here is a tip: If you want to come to the park during the snowy winter, make sure to wear snowshoes.
I received a great reward for all my troubles to get there. It was fantastic to see that the strong sunlight shining on the white snowflakes and the snow powder flowing around me whenever the wind blows.
In my home country, I had never experienced such an unrealistic scenery; it was more like a scene from a fairy tale.
For more information visit the website at http://tourismpg.com/activities/cottonwood-island-nature-park
About Joshua: "My name is Joshua Shin from South Korea. I have lived in Prince George with my wife and two daughters since the end of July, 2017. Now I am taking the Tourism and Hotel Management Post-Diploma program at CNC since January, 2018. I love to travel all over the world and explore many hidden gems in Canada whenever I have the chance."
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