Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 11

245 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 11 princegeorge intern of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, whose very name means “people of the confluence of the two rivers.” Gordon Duke, President and CEO of Prince George International Airport, shares, “If you fly in here in October, you will see some pretty spectacular fall colors. This is a river valley, and from here the Fraser River flows all the way to Vancouver. The economy is driven by forestry and mining, with assistance from oil and natural gas exploration as well as work camps that employ significant numbers. Tourism is a big driver here as well, because we have some of the best outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, Optimism is in the air T he City of Prince George is often called the Northern Capital of British Columbia and truly serves as a gateway to the North. With a population of approximately 82 thousand citizens, the city has “hub” status because of its location at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97. Its history goes back all the way to the North West Trading Company, which under the direction of Simon Fraser built a fur trading post, Fort George, at this location in 1807. It was already the centuries-old homeland