The Centennial Trail is a 30 km trail that circumnavigates the "Bowl" area of Prince George. Kilometer zero located at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. Heading north on the Heritage River Trail, the trail heads towards the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers and into Cottonwood Island Park. It skirts the Nechako River and exits the Heritage River Trail at the Cameron Street bridge.
From the Cameron Street Bridge, the route follows the sidewalks through a quiet neighbourhood on Second Avenue. Connecting to 5th Avenue near Central Street, the route heads west to Tabor Boulevard, then First Avenue where it enters Moore’s Meadow Nature Park. The rustic trails of this natural park lead down into a “glacial kettle”, quickly isolating the park from its urban setting and opening into a wild meadow. The area is well used by dog lovers as one of the community’s off leash dog parks.
From Moore’s Meadow Nature Park, the Centennial Connector Trail Loop follows Foothills Boulevard south to University Way. Its steep incline on paved sidewalks is a favorite for fitness enthusiasts and the vistas from the hill reach as far as the McGregor Mountains. The trail then circles around Tyner Boulevard, down Ospika Boulevard to the open spaces of Ginter’s Meadow, an off leash dog area, and connects to Massey Drive. The short sidewalk connection leads to the sports fields of Carrie Jane Gray Park and back onto the paved trails of the Heritage River Trail system, working its way back to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park through the thriving bird refuge of the Hudson’s Bay Wetlands.
Trail is on paved streets/pathways and sidewalks.
You can start the Centennial Trail anywhere along its route, but the best places to start (where there is ample parking) is Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, Cottonwood Island Park or at the University of Northern British Columbia.