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Cottonwood Island Nature Park

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800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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Always Enjoyable

We always enjoy the trails here any time of year. The last time we were there we spotted a fox and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brenda K
Prince George, Canada
Easy access nature trail.

Easy access-low difficulty, well maintained nature trail along banks of the Nechako river Be a bit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brian L
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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.
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800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank CanadaFisher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank KittnRob
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great paths to walk on with the Nechako river nearby. Lots of parking, swimming at the rivers confluence. There are dozens of awesome carvings in the Cottonwoods along the trails. Local artist Elmer Gunderson is a renowned carver.

Thank wearecanadian52
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A great place to go for a walk. Lots of trails and parking. Areas available for a picnic and some grassy areas for relaxing too. Check out the great carvings on some of the trees. Depending on the weather and the time of year maybe...More

Thank Time4RandR
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We went here yesterday and I enjoyed walking. It has lake where you can swim. You can bring your food to have picnic here If you want. There are other trees aside from cotton trees. Some cotton trees have carvings in it! Just find them!...More

Thank arwen_31
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Nice area to get out and let the kids have a walk/run before continuing on our road trip. Trails were well maintained and wide enough for both walkers and cyclists alike. We would have stayed longer but the mosquitoes were INSANE! We ended up jogging...More

Thank Lorelei D
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