Are you lucky enough to call Prince George your home? If so, this is where you can keep on top of the latest events, discover a new place to eat out or learn more about our organization.
The community of Prince George takes Sport Tourism to the next level by providing a professional level of complimentary services that offer an unequalled experience to everyone who shares our passion for sports and athletics. This is highlighted by the winning bid to welcome the nation as Prince George hosts the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
Prince George is perfectly positioned to assist your organization with hosting premier sporting events. Our facilities are exceptional, accommodations are found no more than ten minutes from any sport facility or grounds and our international airport is only 11km from the city centre. In addition, Prince George sports clubs are very active, giving visiting athletes the opportunity to engage in challenging competition. We are a community that thrives on sport and its development, with experienced media groups to assist in promoting those sports.
Prince George's real advantage is our small town feel, with all the amenities of a large urban centre, minus the high costs and long commutes. An exciting blend of adventures and attractions for athletes, staff, officials, family, and spectators of all ages compliment an outstanding level of community service.
• Our sport venues meet or surpass national and provincial standards and are in close proximity of all first-rate, accessible accommodations.
• Food services are diverse and suit any palate. Athlete and team menus can often be customized to suit any dietary requirements and schedules.
• Our cultural diversity is reflected in the warm welcomes extended to international guests and visitors. When you play here, you’re guaranteed to have an enthusiastic fan base to cheer you on!
• Schooling and customized English classes are available for those international athletes and teams living away from home for extended periods of time.
• Prince George is continuously working closely in partnership with Canada's provincial and national sport organizations. Together, we are ready to assist you with your stay.
Organizers in Prince George look forward to helping you and your team host an unrivalled sporting experience where the focus is on you! For more assistance with planning your sporting event, please contact us today.
Some high calibre events that have been hosted in Prince George in the past are:
2012 BC Northern Regional Pond Hockey Championships
2011 World Baseball Challenge
2009 CCAA Men's National Basketball Championships
2009 World Baseball Challenge
2009 Road to the Roar
2009 BC Ringette Provincials
2009 BC Cup - Speed Skating
2008 BC Seniors Games
2008 Provincial Soccer Championships
2008 BCCAA Basketball Provincials
2008 Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships Training Camp
2008 Western Canadian Ringette Championships
2008 International Sledge Hockey Challenge
2007 BC Summer Swim Association Provincials
2007 National Junior A Hockey Championships (RBC Cup)
2007 Hockey Canada's International Women's Festival
Prince George is recognized as a leader in sport facilities when it comes to meeting the training and performance demands of any athlete or sports staff, as well as the viewing pleasures of spectators and family. Our city boasts a number of excellent venues, including a 400m outdoor ice oval; 6000 seat arena with international ice dimensions; aquatic centre with a 10m high diving tower; multi-sport centre with gymnasiums, an indoor running track and artificial turf field house; plenty of baseball and slo pitch diamonds; spectacular cross-country skiing and running trails; golf courses; curling rinks and meticulously-maintained soccer fields.
Visit any of the links below to learn more about that location.
Equestrian: Exhibition Park Equestrian Centre
Outdoor Summer Sports & Parks: Fort George Park I Carrie Jane Gray Park I Masich Place Stadium I Prince George Golf and Curling Club I Prince George Rod and Gun Club I Rainbow Park (Disc Golf) I Silver Tip Archery Range I West Lake Provincial Park I Rock Climbing I Sky Diving