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Prince George is the largest city in northern British Columbia, and with a population of over 86,000, is considered the province's Northern Capital. It is situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers, and at the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, and is home to the University of Northern British Columbia.

With a strong history in forestry, Prince George has evolved into a diversified city where numerous industries have risen in prominence, including notably chemical plants and an oil refinery.