Investing in Prince George, British Columbia



Region:  Cariboo

Regional District:  Fraser-Fort George

Prince George is situated in the heart of the province, 800 km north of Vancouver, British Columbia and 740 km west of Edmonton, Alberta. Resting at the junction of major provincial Highways 16 and 97, Prince George is also located at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers. Established on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, Prince George is surrounded by vast natural beauty, yet offers full urban amenities and superior connectivity to global destinations. The Prince George economy is well-diversified across all sectors. Over recent decades, Prince George has developed from a mainly forest-based economy to a city that has a strong natural resource base but also supplies goods and services for a broad range of sector activities throughout Northern BC, within Canada and internationally. Prince George’s five largest employment sectors are: wholesale & retail trade, health care & social assistance, manufacturing, construction, and accommodation & food services. Over the past decade, combined employment in these sectors has grown more than 19%, increasing the relative presence of the sectors and contributing to the economic strength and stability of the city’s economy. The traditional forestry and forest products manufacturing sectors have also evolved to include new markets, innovations and opportunities such as bioenergy. The mining sector has become one the fastest growing sectors in the city as businesses capitalize on mineral resource development across the region. The presence of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sector is expected to grow as the BC Government has committed to having three LNG facilities running by 2020. The pipelines that are proposed to transport LNG to the ports of Kitimat will likely route through the Prince George region, creating opportunities for Prince George firms engaged in professional services, manufacturing and fabrication, construction and transportation. The Prince George area includes the municipality of Prince George, the rural Electoral Areas A, C, D and F of the Fraser-Fort George Regional District, and the Fort George Indian Reserve. It is equivalent to Statistics Canada's Prince George Census Agglomeration.


Community Size: 329.44 km²

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RST Ranch! Over 700 Acres of Riverfront Prince George, BC

505 New Dale Road, Prince George, BC
The RST Angus Ranch has historically been comprised of 7 titles and +/- 2 miles of riverfront that worked together to a well-balanced and excellent Cattle operation.The Ranch consists 700+ acres with incredible views of the Fraser River. Ample pasture and hay fields on a super fertile loam soil, whi... continue

22 room Motel for Sale is a business for sale in BC.

22 room Motel for Sale

1616 Queensway Street, Prince George, BC
Available immediately, this 22-room motel offers a great opportunity to turn a business around and realize the profits. It is a solid concrete-block building on three City lots, that needs a little care and attention. There is a definite market for this motel, and it could be a money-maker right fro... continue

385 Victoria St is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

385 Victoria St

385 Victoria St, Prince George, BC, V2L 4Y2
Open retail or office space of approximately 3234 square feet on the main floor with a 1595 sq. ft. part basement (free) for storage and a parking lot in the back. This is the best deal on the market for a prime location. Very good street traffic, across from new RCMP building and in the heart of th... continue

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Partnership benefits Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and Britco

Before Britco opened its Prince George office in April 2013, the company had few contacts in the town or with anyone in the booming construction sector. That all changed when the modular construction company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation... continue