I’ve lived in Prince George for almost five years, and I’m still checking off the boxes on places I want to visit. Over the BC Day Long Weekend, I finally made the trek to GoodSir Nature Park on Old Summit Road. This privately built and operated nature reserve has been on my radar for some time, but the recent visit by mutual friends reminded me to check it out.
GoodSir Nature Park
Ignore the one bad review on TripAdvisor of GoodSir Nature Park. That person obviously had different expectations. My only expectation of GoodSirt Nature Park is to experience the local landscape at its finest, and that is exactly what GoodSir Nature Park has to offer.
Located at 22825 Old Summit Lake Rd, Prince George, BC, GoodSir Nature Park is a short distance North of the City of Prince George. Take a left after the bridge in Salmon Valley, and follow along. It’ll appear on your left after the tracks. There’s not much for parking, but find a spot, and ready to go.
This botanical garden located on is a plant lovers paradise. GoodSir Nature Park consists of well-groomed trails, cabins, campsites, and signs galore; there’s something for everyone at GoodSir Nature Park
Our Visit with Toddlers
The trail is well groomed. Toddler’s feet handled it like a pro; however, in the heat of the day in the middle of the summer, everyone was tuckered out when we got to the small cabin 1/2 way. At the cabin, you can take one of two options: a longer loop, or a short 1/2 hour loop back to the parking lot. We had a snack, and opted to take the quicker return.
Strollers will find the trail manageable, and I would recommend something all terrain. The trail at GoodSir Nature Park is narrow at times, prone to roots (it is a trail, after all). While much of the trail is shaded, there were open areas of direct sun. The trail loops up to Beaver Creek where access to the river is available. Be careful of little feet.
Few Other Fun Facts
- Cell Service is spotty.
- Dogs welcome.
- SIGNS AND LABELS EVERYWHERE
- There’s a museum with tiny little replicas. I wish I didn’t have children to wrangle and could have looked around.
- Bring a picnic and make a day of it.
- Better yet, it would be fun to make a camping trip of it.
- Not sure I would stay in the cabin because it did not look toddler-friendly, and a little more set-up than I would prefer (I just need a bed).
- He hosts open house weekends on the holiday weekends in the summer! Go drop in!
- Don’t forget to leave a donation. This is a privately owned and operated park.
We had a blast and I will totally go again, maybe even make it a Hike it Baby Prince George event! I think this space is just perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and young families because there is so much to explore and take in.
Have you been? Drop your experience below. I’d love to know how you enjoyed (or didn’t) GoodSir Nature Park.