Prince George

British Columbia. City: Fraser River drainage
Surrounding the confluence of Nechako River and Fraser River
53.9131 N 122.7453 W — Map 093G15 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1914 (GTP Timetable)
Name officially adopted in 1915
Official in BCTopo map from Canadian Geographical Names
234 miles west of the Yellowhead Pass on the Canadian National Railway
Mile 146 in Fraser Subdivision (McBride to Prince George as of 1977)
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway station built in 1913. Rebuilt 1922, 1971

“Prince George” appears on the 1914 Grand Trunk Pacific timetable, at Mile 234 from the Yellowhead Pass. The city was incorporated on 6 March 1915. Originally Fort George, a trading post founded in 1807 by Simon Fraser of the North West Company and named after King George III of Great Britain.


  • Bohi, Charles W., and Kozma, Leslie S. Canadian National’s Western Stations. Don Mills, Ontario: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2002
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Prince George
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