view of Princeton, photo courtesy of Gerri Logan
tranquil town of Princeton is the perfect destination to get away
from it all. Enjoy the clear skies and fresh air while you relax
at one of our quiet lakes or get active and hike or bike one of
our many trails.
in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and at the junction
of the Tulameen and Similkameen rivers, Princeton is the perfect
vacation choice. There are a myriad of outdoor activities to tempt
the visitor; everything from camping, hiking and canoeing to rock
hounding and gold panning. The rivers attract the kayakers, rafters
and canoeists, while the peaceful lakes act as a lure for the
fisherman, camper and bird watcher. The avid photographer will
be thrilled with the scenic mountains, peaceful vistas and blue
the Kettle Valley Railway. Photo by Bill Radyk
the spring and summer, the visitor can enjoy recreational activities
from biking or hiking wilderness adventures to horseback riding
experiences with trendy B&Bs.
introduces an entirely new set of activities from ice fishing
to x-country skiing on groomed trails to snowmobiling.
Skiing. Photo by Kelley Cook
Princeton area has a rich history filled with tales from the early
days and adventures of the gold rush era. Take a step back in
time as you visit the Princeton Museum and ponder over many of
our displays. Enjoy the Museums collection of fossils, petrified
wood, minerals and rocks that is one of the most extensive in
the interior of British Columbia.
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As well as motel accommodations, private and provincial campsites,
the area is well known for its guest ranches and trendy B&Bs.
Princeton lies 283 km east of Vancouver on Highway #3 and
113 km west of both Penticton and Osoyoos. The area is serviced
by a national bus company, local mini bus and taxi with an airport
serving private planes nearby.
great day fishing, photo by Lori Thomas
Facilities & Activities: golf course, rodeo grounds, bird
sanctuary, outdoor pool, bowling alley, curling rink, skating
rink, X-country ski trails, baseball diamonds, fitness centre,
community and provincial parks, camping, wildlife viewing, canoeing,
kayaking, rafting, bird watching, horseback riding, hunting, fishing,
golfing, gold panning, rock hounding, hiking, and mountain biking.
Attractions: Heritage Museum, Kettle Valley Rail Trail (Trans
Canada Trail), China Ridge X-Country Ski Area, Swan Lake Bird
Sanctuary, Historical Trails, Manning Park (45 min. west), Mascot
Mine (25 min. east).
2,677 in the Town and 2,208 in the District.
640 metres (2,100 ft.)
at Sunset, photo courtesy of Kelley Cook
Daily temp average 26°C to -6°C with little to no wind; 2,100
hours of bright sunshine with 280 hrs in Winter; 356mm (14 in)
of precipitation annually.