Get Out and Play!
Folks come to Princeton to get away from it all. Princeton is surrounded by ranch lands, rivers, mountains, and lakes. There is an abundance of outdoor recreational activities here including legendary fishing, cycling the Kettle Valley Rail Trail portion of the Great Trail, (formerly the Trans Canada Trail), and hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding on the China Ridge Trails. Pack the clubs and get in a round or two of golf at our 18–hole-par course. Take the time to get reacquainted with yourself and take a leisurely float down the Similkameen River, or paddle your way to bliss on the lakes and rivers in the area. At night, sit back, relax and count the stars.
Things don’t slow down in the winter. Playing outside is what it’s all about. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are big here. The Thompson Plateau at China Ridge is ideal for avalanche free cross-country skiing just 8.5 km (5 mi) from downtown Princeton. Deep powder on surrounding mountains makes Princeton a snowmobiling destination from November to April.
Road trips are another great way to explore the area. Make sure you fuel up before leaving Princeton to explore local back-country roads.