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Prince George

Getting there & away

Prince George airport (YXS; 250-963-2400; www.pgair port.ca) is on Airport Rd off Hwy 97. Air Canada Jazz (www.aircanada.com) serves Calgary and Vancouver; Westjet (www.westjet.com) serves the latter.

Greyhound Canada (800-661-8747; www.greyhound.ca; 1566 12th Ave) runs west to Prince Rupert ($107, 11 hours, one daily), northeast to Dawson Creek ($71, six hours, two daily), east to Jasper ($64, five hours, two daily) and south to Vancouver ($116, 12 hours, three daily) via Hwy 97.

VIA Rail’s (1300 1st Ave) Skeena heads west three times a week to Prince Rupert (12½ hours) and east three times a week to Jasper (7½ hours) and further east. Through passengers must overnight in Prince George.

Getting Around

Prince George Transit (250-563-0011; www.busonline.ca; fare $2) operates local buses. Major car rental agencies have offices at the airport. For a cab, try Prince George Taxi (250-564-4444).

Prince George To Alberta

An unexciting, 380km stretch of Hwy 16 links Prince George with Jasper, just over the Alberta border. The only attraction along the route actually abuts Jasper National Park, but on the BC side of the border. Mt Robson Provincial Park (250-964-2243; www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks; campsites $17) has steep glaciers, prolific wildlife and backcountry hiking that are unfortunately over-shadowed by its famous neighbor.

Prince George