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    Prince Rupert: The Gateway to the North

    Prince Rupert, located on the northwest coast of British Columbia, Canada, holds a position of strategic importance in the nation's trade and commerce. Known for its deep-water port, Prince Rupert is a critical gateway linking Canada to the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. This article explores how Prince Rupert, often referred to as 'The Gateway to the North,' plays a pivotal role in shaping Canada's trade landscape.

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    Best Hikes near Prince George, BC

    Many people do not believe Northern BC is beautiful or has much to offer, but I am here to show them wrong. The Prince George region is rich with hidden treasures and infrequently seen locations. Some of the activities on this list are very near to Prince George, while others require a little trip, but each is worthwhile.

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    Kelowna Economic Development

    Kelowna is a city in the south of Canada’s British Columbia province. It’s in the Okanagan Valley, on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, surrounded by provincial parks, pine forest, vineyards, orchards and mountains. Its downtown area incorporates waterfront City Park and a lakeside cultural district. More than 20 local vineyards offer wine tours and tastings.

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    The Best Places to Live in British Columbia

    The province of British Columbia is located in western Canada and borders the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. British Columbia is Canada's third most populous province. 

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    Prince Rupert Economic Development

    Prince Rupert, British Columbia, became a city in 1910. Prince Rupert is situated on Kaien Island, near the mouth of the Skeena River in British Columbia's Coast Mountains. With an average of 2,619 mm of precipitation per year, it is Canada's wettest city. 

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    Cariboo Wildlife

    British Columbia is a Canadian province located in the westernmost part of the country. The mild climate and picturesque nature of the mountains and valleys make the region very attractive for tourism. Most outdoor activities and extreme sports fans come here to go mountaineering and rafting, skiing and snowboarding, fishing and sailing yachts and travel along the picturesque tourist routes of the reserves. British Columbia cities are no less impressive – hospitable and spotlessly clean, famous for their high standard of living and modern infrastructure.

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    Cost of living in British Columbia

    As in Ontario, the cost of living in British Columbia is high. Vancouver is one of the most expensive cities in Canada, but also one of the most popular cities with an often praised high quality of life. Victoria, the provincial capital, and Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley are cheaper and very pleasant cities.

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    History of Prince Rupert, BC

    Located on the picturesque shores of British Columbia on a secluded Island, the city of Prince Rupert embodies the history of the Pacific Northwest. The history of Prince Rupert spans thousands of years. About 5,000 years ago, this area was occupied by the Tsimshian people and several other First Nations. Early inhabitants of the area relied heavily on fishing and farming, complimenting their diet by berries. 

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    History of Quesnel, BC

    Located in the Cariboo region in British Columbia, Quesnel is a mid-size city with a population of about twenty-three thousand people. Long before the 1862 Cariboo Gold Rush, Quesnel was inhabited by the Dakelh people, who occupied the area that stretched from Dean River in the west to the Bowron Lakes in the east. Quesnel was named in honor of Jules Maurice Quesnelle, a traveler and fur trader, who accompanied Simon Fraser during his exploration of the Fraser Fiver in early 19th century. 

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    History of Williams Lake, BC

    Situated amid lovely lakes and fertile fields, Williams Lake is the second largest city in the Cariboo  region in British Columbia. Renowned for its annual stampede, sports facilities, and spectacular nature, Williams Lake is an ideal pick for everyone who is looking for adventure and relaxation at the same time. 

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    Things to do in Prince George, BC

    Welcome to Prince George! The largest city in northern BC, Prince George will charm you from the very first minute of your visit. Prince George is both the center of culture in the area and the hub of outdoor activity. As you are getting ready for your first acquaintance with this charming city, check out these five things you can do in Prince George, regardless if you are traveling on your own or with family!