Upcoming Events

Fri Dec 19, 2014 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Princeton Posse vs Summerland
Fri Dec 19, 2014 @ 7:00PM -
Town Hall Closure
Thu Dec 25, 2014 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Princeton Posse vs Summerland
Wed Dec 31, 2014 @ 5:30PM - 07:00PM
Omlette Ski & Snowshoe
Thu Jan 01, 2015 @10:00AM -
Princeton Posse vs Summerland
Sun Jan 04, 2015 @ 2:00AM - 05:00PM
Spring Play Auditions
Wed Jan 07, 2015 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Bantam Hockey Tournament
Fri Jan 09, 2015
Bantam Hockey Tournament
Sat Jan 10, 2015
Bantam Hockey Tournament
Sun Jan 11, 2015 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM

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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.


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.