Situated in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains where the Tulameen and Similkameen Rivers meet is the town of Princeton. The Museum is a must see on your Princeton visit. Stop in at the Visitor Centre for maps and information, they even have a gold reserve map for public places to pan for your own nuggets. Princeton’s small town hospitality has everything to offer, family owned restaurants and coffee/tea bistros, accommodations from motel to cabin, B & B to recreation site. “Stay and Play” at the Princeton Golf Club, a gorgeous eighteen-hole, par 72 golf course.
Cyclists will enjoy the Kettle Valley Loop from downtown Princeton up to China Ridge to explore the trails and back to Princeton on the KVR.
www.chinaridgetrails.com has great information on their trail system. The trail is multi-use in many of our areas with ATV and snowmobiling becoming increasingly popular on the trail.
From downtown Princeton travel the KVR west through the 1000ft tunnel built in 1910 and over the old train bridge. 3km from Princeton are the Red Ochre Bluffs ‘where you will find red vermilion or ochre used by the Similkameen people to produce pictographs on rock faces. After another kilometre you will find the amazing hoodoos, which are natural stone pillars created by erosion from wind and water.
Continue to travel west along the pristine Tulameen River to explore the valley to Coalmont and on to Tulameen. This breathtaking section of the Kettle Valley Railway is a flat easy grade to hike or bike.
Travel the beautiful Bridge of Dreams east to enjoy a gradual cycling grade from Princeton along mountain meadows and through wooded forests. Experience the beautiful countryside full of wildlife, birds, trees and flowers. Don’t forget your stop at Swan Lake Bird Sanctuary 2km outside of Princeton. Ski, hike, cycle, stroll, float, or fish your cares away. No matter the season, “Princeton Welcomes the Adventurer in You!”