For those looking to sample the local flavours, a stop at Trench Brewing & Distilling, CrossRoads Brewing and Northern Lights Estate Winery, the most northern winery in Canada – is a must. Both CrossRoads (by appointment) and Northern Lights Estate Winery provide tours of their facilities, which includes a behind-the-scenes look and sample flight.
This locally owned brewpub is located on historic George Street in downtown Prince George. CrossRoads is often abuzz with an energetic nightlife and has recently expanded to hosting signature street festivals throughout the summer and a patio curling rink during the winter. Their menu offers casual bites that accompany their carefully crafted beers which are named after many iconic locations found around Prince George.
Local Tip: Check out their Facebook to see about upcoming releases – where experimental beers are on tap while quantities last.
Trench Brewing & Distilling
Tucked away in the industrial business district just outside of downtown, Trench Brewing showcases a strong northern BC vibe. With distinctive décor, changing pilot brews and many regular social events like live music, trivia nights and film events, Trench is a great social spot. Recently Trench expanded their locally sourced menu to include authentic tacos, sandwich and soup combos and dessert.
Local Tip: Visit on a Sunday morning for all day happy hour, and give their signature bannock eggs benedict a try.
Northern Lights Estate Winery
Located on the shores of the Nechako River, visitors can enjoy a stunning view while sipping on an assortment of fruit wines in a sample flight or over a meal from the only waterfront restaurant in Prince George. Take advantage of their public tours, where you will learn the fascinating history of the winery, and their commitment to be as environmentally responsible as possible.