Relocating Visitors Centre Still On City’s Radar
Prince George, B.C.- It is a question that is asked whenever Prince George Tourism makes a presentation to City Council, has there been any discussion on moving the Tourism Visitor’s Centre to a new location?
Currently on First Avenue , there has long been an interest in moving the centre to the intersection of Highway’s 16 and 97.
Last year, the Visitor centre welcomed 10,734 visitors, that was a decline of 38% from the previous year. The decline the result of shortened summer hours in 2016 over the operating hours that had been offered in 2015.
While Tourism P.G. has made an effort to reach out to visitors where they are, rather than drawing tourists to a central point, the idea of having a visitors centre located at the highest profile intersection in the City persists.
City Manager Kathleen Soltis says there have been discussions with Tourism Prince George CEO Erica Hummel “It’s going to take some time to determine what might be needed in a modern Visitors model might look like. So, we will have several more meetings I suspect.”
The desire has been to improve the access to the Mr. P.G. site and locate a visitors centre along side Mr. P.G.