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Cottonwood Island Nature Park

800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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Easy access nature trail.

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

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Brian L
,
Kitimat
Quiet and Peaceful

Beautiful blue skies, with white snow, what more can you ask for.The walk around cottonwood is... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Mary W
,
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.
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“railway museum” (14 reviews)
“faces carved” (6 reviews)
“nechako river” (10 reviews)
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800 Block River Road, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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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

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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
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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
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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.

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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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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.

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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

1  Thank Time4RandR
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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
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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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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Took my dog 🐶 on a lovely walk along the winding tree lined trail in Cottonwood Park and recharged my soul. The trail starts near the Railway Museum and can go on for miles as it is part of the Heritage Trail system. The gravel...More

Thank CappuccinoLady
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