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Getting There

By Plane -- Air Canada Jazz (tel. 888/247-2262; www.flyjazz.ca) provides daily service to Prince George to/from Vancouver. WestJet (tel. 888/937-8538; www.westjet.com) also serves Prince George, offering economical flights to the rest of Canada.

By Train -- The Skeena run on VIA Rail (tel. 800/561-8630; www.viarail.ca), which operates between Prince Rupert and Jasper, stops overnight in Prince George. Connections to the main VIA Vancouver-Toronto line are available at Jasper. Although the Rocky Mountaineer's Fraser Discovery Route excursion train passes through Prince George, it doesn't stop and isn't an option for travelers bound for northern B.C.

By Bus -- Greyhound Canada (tel. 800/661-8747 or 604/482-8747; www.greyhound.ca) serves Prince George with daily buses from Vancouver. Fares begin at C$83. Greyhound also offers daily buses between Prince Rupert and Jasper along the Yellowhead Highway.

By Car -- Prince George is about a third of the way across the province on the east-west Yellowhead Highway (Hwy. 16). South from Prince George, Hwy. 97 drops through the Cariboo District on its way to Kelowna (712km/442 miles) and Vancouver (via Hwy. 1, 808km/502 miles). From Prince George, you can also follow Hwy. 97 north to join the Alaska Highway at Dawson Creek (421km/262 miles).

Visitor Information

Contact the Prince George Visitor Info Centre, 1300 First Ave. (tel. 800/668-7646 or 250/562-3700; www.tourismpg.com). It's open daily from 9am to 6pm.

Getting Around

The local bus system is operated by Prince George Transit (tel. 250/563-0011). For a cab, call Emerald Taxi (tel. 250/563-3333) or Prince George Taxi Holdings (tel. 250/564-4444).

Car-rental agencies include Avis (tel. 800/272-5871 in Canada, 800/230-4898 in the U.S.; www.avis.com), Budget (tel. 800/268-8900 in Canada, 800/527-0700 in the U.S.; www.budget.com), Hertz (tel. 800/263-0600 or 250/963-7454; www.hertz.com), National (tel. 800/CAR-RENT [227-7368] in Canada and the U.S.; www.nationalcar.com), and Thrifty (tel. 800/THRIFTY [847-4389] or 250/963-8711; www.thrifty.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.