Things to See & Do at New Air North Destinations
Hunting and fishing meets urban comfort
If you want a little off the beaten path, or a place to perfect your cast and test out your new hip waders, check out this new Air North destination.
There are plenty of outfitting, horse back and guiding companies that can help you track down the adventure you’re after with the trappings of city living just around the corner.
Need a little retail therapy or culinary escape? Get into the downtown core and enjoy the best of this northern city’s culture.
Events and Festivals
Feel like attending Canada’s northern-most multi-day wine festival or enjoy winter festivities? Or maybe you want to see elite athlete’s climb, paddle and bike during the Throwdown Adventure Festival?
Prince George offers many bite-sized festival options that show off the a taste of the best activities the city has to offer.
Wilderness, Hiking, and Fresh Air
The great outdoors in Prince George rival those of the Yukon. Whether it’s a trek up Teapot Mountain or the 30 km circuit of the Centennial Trail, there are plenty of opportunities for views and vistas.
There’s year round outdoor activity in this centre. In the summer, mountain biking trails are busy – and in the winter there’s cross-country and downhill skiing.
You can enjoy a night under the stars in one of the areas wilderness campgrounds - and then look up at them in rich, close-up detail at the Prince George Astronomical Society’s observatory. Their observation dome houses multiple telescopes and an opportunity to see our universe in a new perspective.
Ocean spray and sea foam adventures
Take advantage of this ocean community’s expansive opportunities and get out on the water.
Whether it’s taking a fishing or crabbing charter, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding through the harbour’s inlets and secret coves, or whale watching – there are plenty of chances for adventure in this oceanside destination.
The unique tidal pools and other coastal wonders provide a backdrop of discovery. Use Nanaimo as a home based to find new wildlife experiences and nautical treasures.
Come enjoy craft beer and wine and enjoy the offerings of the island’s rich culinary tradition.
Whether you enjoy boutique wines, upscale fine dining, or want to satiate your sweet tooth … there’s something here for you to indulge in.
Art and Culture
Nanaimo has a reputation for some of the best galleries on the island. Whether it’s the Nanaimo art gallery or the First Nation art galleries, Strong Nations or Hill’s Native Arts, there are lots of discoveries waiting for discerning cultural explorers.
Sign Post Forest
It started with just one sign by an American soldier stationed in Yukon. While building the Alaska Highway, he placed a sign up for his hometown and soon it was joined by others.
The sign post forest is now home to over 85,000 signs for locations all over the world. Visit Watson Lake and walk the pathways to see if your hometown already has its own sign.
Watson Lake Airport
Much of this community owes its existence to WWII era infrastructure and you can still see the original hangar built in the community in 1941. The BC-Yukon Air Service hangar is a photogenic building with historical flavour.
Northern Lights Space and Science Centre
Visit the northern lights from the comfort of this unique interpretive centre. The lights may not be visible during the summer months or they may not be active during your visit… but you can always see them here on screen. The centre’s presentation describes the scientific process behind this phenomenon and helps to demystify one of the great wonders of the north.