History

Here are a few of highlights in the history of the Ramblers and outdoor recreation in the Prince George area. If you know of something that belongs here, please send an email to caledoniaramblers@yahoo.ca.

1971 – Sugarbowl Mountain trail built by Prince George Naturalists Club
1973 – Grizzly Den cabin built by Northwood Pulp and Timber Co. (now Canadian Forest Products)
1974 – Raven Lake cabin built by Northwood Pulp and Timber  Co. (now Canadian Forest Products)
1974 – Grizzly Den, Raven Lake and Tumuch trails completed
1974 – Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Club is formed
1974 – Prince George and District Trail Guide appears as loosely bound notes
1975 – Prince George and District Trail Guide first published in its now-familiar “yellow bible” format
1977 – 8 Mile cabin built by Sons of Norway ski club
1978 – Grizzly Den/Raven Lake area designated a provincial Recreation Area
1980 – Caledonia Mountain trail built
1981 – Viking Ridge trail built
1983 – Mount Murray trail built in the Pine Pass, later part of Mount Lemoray Provincial Park.
1984 – Sugarbowl to Viking Ridge connector trail built
1995 – Prince George Backcountry Recreation Society (PGBRS) established
1999 – Evanoff Provincial Park established
2000 – Erg Mountain Provincial Park and Ptarmigan Creek Provincial Park established
2000 – Sugarbowl/Grizzly Den Provincial Park established
2006 – PGBRS renovation of Red Mountain cabin
2006 – Ancient Forest Trail and Driscoll Ridge Trail built
2007 – Two-volume Central Interior Trail Guide published to replace the Prince George and District Trail Guide.