Upcoming Events

Mayor Armitage Drop In Office
Tue Sep 23, 2014 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
Mr. Peabody & Sherman-Riverside Movie
Fri Sep 26, 2014 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Art Exhibition
Sat Sep 27, 2014
Airport Select Committee Meeting
Tue Sep 30, 2014 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Sat Oct 04, 2014 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show
Sun Oct 05, 2014 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Regular Town Council Meeting
Mon Oct 06, 2014 @ 7:30PM -
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Fri Oct 10, 2014 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Town Council Strategy Meeting
Mon Oct 13, 2014 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
Princeton Curling Club AGM
Wed Oct 15, 2014 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM

Weather and Highway




Visitor Centre


105 Highway 3 East
Princeton, BC V0X 1W0
Tel: 250-295-3103
Fax: 250-295-3255
Email: visitorinfo@princeton.ca

Town Hall

In Person:
151 Vermilion Ave
8:30am to 4:30pm
Monday to Friday

By Mail:
P.O. Box 670
Princeton, BC   V0X 1W0

Telephone: 250-295-3135
Fax: 250-295-3477

After Hours Water/Sewer Emergency:

Email: info@princeton.ca
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Peter_Pine_100x150Get Away for a Weekend
Just three hours drive from Vancouver, Princeton is your entry point into the BC Southern Interior. The air is clean here and the landscape and rivers beckon one to take pleasure in the outdoors. Time slows down here in Princeton and you can get away on our uncrowded lakes, rivers, trails and beaches.

You can get a taste of the history of Princeton at the newly renovated and expanded museum, or you can witness its vestiges all around and at our ghost towns.

Princeton boasts about its many fine restaurants, including Japanese, Italian, Greek, Chinese and of course western cuisine. Stay a few days and rest comfortably at our many motels and unique B&Bs.

The old west is revived at our rodeo, thoroughbred horse racing days and other community events.  Princeton's arts and cultural scene is alive and well in the Princeton Arts Council and in the many annual events like the annual Princeton Traditional Music Festival and performances at the state of the art performing arts centre where you can see everything from locally produced plays to professional ballet to blockbuster movies. For those that enjoy the thunder of airplanes, check out the annual Princeton International Air Show.

While you are here, enjoy some great retail shopping and the old-fashioned hospitality of a town where the charms of yesteryear are still alive.

When you see all there is to do, and the hospitality that goes with it, you will want to visit regularly. Princeton is situated at the forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers at an elevation of 650 metres (2,100 feet). Lying in the rain-shadow on the eastern slopes of the Cascade mountains, the climate is fairly dry.

The Kettle Valley Rail Trail and China Ridge Trails

The town and area are steeped in history. There are over 50 lakes in a 50 kilometre radius. The Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers offer fishing and water fun. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail and China Ridge Recreation Area offer scenic hiking, cycling and skiing.


Wine Country and the Fruit Stands of the Similkameen

Princeton is your gateway to Similkameen and Okanagan Wine Countries and the fruitstands of the Similkameen Valley.