Step into the embrace of the crisp autumn air and a landscape of golden leaves as you explore Prince George’s many trails this fall! Keep your hands cozy with a warm cup from one of Prince George’s local cafes. For that extra hit of pure autumn, taste test a local take on a pumpkin spice latte, as many cafes have their own recipe!
Chun T’oh Whudujut (Ancient Forest): Breathe in that clean and crisp autumn air provided by the towering red cedars who call BC’s only inland temperate rainforest their home. The trail is an easy-moderate hike marked with interpretative signage, and is home to a beautiful waterfall. A 400m portion of the trail is a universal access boardwalk. In 2016, the Ancient Forest was designated as a Class A Provincial Park.
Moore’s Meadow: take a walk through the picturesque meadow and step on some crunchy leaves as you walk through the park. Moore’s Meadow is 9.5km and offers a variety of entry points. The meadow portion is an off-leash area, but for the rest dogs must be on-leash. People with mobility devices may find this park inaccessible due to slopes, path conditions, exposed roots and a non-impairment friendly pit toilet.
Ferguson Lake: Ferguson Lake is the perfect place for a stroll if you love fall foliage. Take a walk around the lake for the full experience, but even a short walk will wow you. Ferguson Lake is a 2.5km loop and is on-leash dog friendly. People with mobility devices and mobility issues may find this park to be accessible but some others may not due to weather-dependent trail conditions and exposed tree roots in some sections.
Goodsir Nature Park: Goodsir Nature Park is beautiful year round, but feels extra special during the fall months due to all the different types of trees living here showing off their fall colors. Park developer Jim Good spent his life studying native plant life. In later years he traveled throughout Canada coast to coast finding, recording, pressing and photographing thousands of plant species. Now retired he shares his life stories and success with the public. Admission By Donation.
Great West Life Mobility Park: Everyone deserves to enjoy the fall colors of Prince George, and Great West Life Mobility Park allows for this! Great West Life Mobility Nature Trail is 450 m long and was designed with accessibility in mind, offering accessible trails, campsites, pit toilets, and picnic areas.
Hudson Bay Wetland: This trail system is a great way to enjoy fall foliage as well as the water fowl who call this wetland their home. This wetland trail system is 0.8km and people with mobility issues may find this park inaccessible due to slopes, weather-dependent trail conditions, and tree roots. Hudson’s Bay Wetland is filled with flora, wildlife and birds, has interpretive signage throughout, and observation decks with beautiful views.
While we all love to get outside and get some fresh air, just remember that you are entering the home of various wildlife species. For safety tips check out wildsafe BC as well as Northern Bear Awareness.