• According to Statistics Canada, more than 86,000 residents called Prince George home in 2016.
  • It’s the ancestral land of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nations and was originally established as a trading post for the North West Company in 1807 by Simon Fraser.
  • Prince George is home to the University of Northern British Columbia.
  • There are more than 120 parks located within its city limits.
  • The official mascot of Prince George is Mr. PG, a friendly fellow made from logs and built up into a towering sculpture, who greets newcomers to the city at the intersection of Highways 97 and 16.

In January 2019, residential sales activity in the area served by the BC Northern Real Estate Board totaled 203 units. This was a decrease of 11.7% from January 2018 and just a couple of transactions ahead of both the five and 10-year averages for that month.

The average price of homes in northern British Columbia sold in January 2019 was $286,731, up 8.6% from January 2018. For detailed information about local residential sales, visit the Canadian Real Estate Association’s national statistics.

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