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Cottonwood Island Nature Park

800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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Walking the dog

A small branch of the river flows under the foot bridge which is just deep enough for a dog to swim... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracey G
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Prince George, Canada
via mobile
Longest rail bridge in B.C.:Grand Trunk Pacifac Railway

Our group of 10 parked at the Railroad Museum lot, but we have also walked from the Exploration... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy G
,
Prince George, Canada
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This park is bordered by 2 rivers, lots of walking trails, dogs are welcome, viewing platforms over the Nechako River. And hidden carvings on some of the big cottonwood trees. Picnic tables, benches & covered picnic open buildings at different ends of the park.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“the river” (30 reviews)
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800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small branch of the river flows under the foot bridge which is just deep enough for a dog to swim and just a slight current. My dog loves it there so I take him quite often.

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 10 parked at the Railroad Museum lot, but we have also walked from the Exploration Place Museum lot and the Cameron Bridge lot to Cottonwood Island park. Today, the blue autumn skies were vivid set against the two rivers at low flow...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like this green space for taking walks/bike rides with my kids or friends with kids. Paths are in great shape and a lot are paved (great for learning to ride a bike). Little fairy houses along the trail are fun for recreational users and...More

1  Thank ythebert
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Such a beautiful place all year round. My favourite place to be in the fall. love to feed the black capped chickadees

Thank Christian L
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We always enjoy the trails here any time of year. The last time we were there we spotted a fox and beaver. Our little dog, Dixie, loves it too.

Thank Brenda K
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Easy access-low difficulty, well maintained nature trail along banks of the Nechako river Be a bit careful getting too close when the river is flood in early spring. Good for bikes and hikers. Some truly huge cotton wood trees.Some interesting tree carvings. Lots of cheeky...More

1  Thank Brian L
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful blue skies, with white snow, what more can you ask for.The walk around cottonwood is perfect blend of river and forest. This is a hidden gem of a walk. Make sure you are looking up at the trees as a local carver has carved...More

1  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have lived in Prince George for over 40 years and had never walked in this park. Finally decided to go and it was beautiful, and so peaceful by the river. There are lots of picnic areas and benches for resting and just enjoying the...More

1  Thank CanadaFisher
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This was a nice hiking/biking trail along the river that connects to a lage trail network that goes throughout PG.

Thank NormQueenCharlotte
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We are residents of Prince George and Cottonwood Island Nature Park is one of our favorite spots in the city. The trail is great for jogging, walking, cycling or dog walking. If you are extra ambitious cross the bridge over the Nechako where the trail...More

1  Thank KittnRob
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