The Backyard Travel series is meant to showcase the beauty within Northern British Columbia. It would be a shame if I didn’t recognize Forests for the World, a demonstration forest located within the city of Prince George. There are a variety of trail routes within the park, some of which are wheelchair accessible. (Ps, the trail route to Shane lake IS wheelchair accessible!)
Forests for the World is located upon Cranbrook Hill in the City of Prince George. If driving on Highway 97 (Central Street) turn onto 15th Avenue, heading south, make a right turn onto Foothills until you reach Cranbrook Hill Road. Cranbrook hill is a very steep hill, take caution while driving up, there may be other vehicles, pedestrians or even wildlife on the roadway.
The forest offers over 15kms of well maintained hiking trails, a lookout point, overlooking the city and distant mountains, a lake rest stop which includes a covered shelter, picnic tables, fire pit and even some firewood! (Just be sure to check if there’s any fire bans in effect!)
Spruce, Pine and Douglas fir trees build up the majority of trees you can see during your hike in the forest; though, there is a greater variety of flora to be seen. Wildflowers litter the sides of the path while you’re walking along, spot beavers in their natural habitat within Shane Lake and maybe you’ll get luck, or maybe unlucky :O, and spot a moose! I’m just kidding about being unlucky but I’m serous… you might meet a moose. :P
No matter the season Forests for the World has accessible trails, you just might have to slip on some snow shoes in the winter. While you’re at it, be sure to bring a fishing rod so you can join in for some ice fishing!
If you’re all done hiking early be sure to check out Tourism PG’s #TakeonPG Outdoors to find some other gorgeous trails Prince George and the region have to offer!
Come join me on this epic Adventure!
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