©

Princeton trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Princeton

Trip Planner Canada  /  British Columbia  /  Princeton
(4.2/5 based on 75+ reviews for 4 attractions)
Things to do: museums, parks, golf
Princeton is a town in the Similkameen region of southern British Columbia, Canada. It lies just east of the Cascade Mountains, which continue south into Washington, Oregon and California. The Tulameen and Similkameen Rivers converge here. At the 2011 census, the population was 2,724.Princeton centers on seven blocks of businesses along Bridge Street and five blocks on Vermilion Avenue; there are also businesses along British Columbia Highway 3.Historically, the area's main industry has been mining—copper, gold, coal, and some platinum—but nowadays the town's biggest employer is a sawmill owned by Weyerhaeuser, along with a few smaller timber companies, such as Princeton Wood Preservers and Princeton Post and Rail.HistoryBefore European contact, the land around today's Princeton was known among First Nations people as a source of red ochre. Beginning no later than 1846, fur traders, settlers, and miners established trails connecting what was then known as Vermilion Forks to the Pacific Coast of British Columbia. John Fall Allison became, in 1858, the first permanent settler of European ancestry. To this day, the site of his home functions locally like a kilometre zero, with creeks east of Princeton having names like "Five Mile" based on their distance from that location. The town he founded was renamed "Prince Town" (later corrupted to "Princeton") to honor an 1860 visit to eastern Canada by Prince Edward (later King Edward VII).
Use our Canada holiday planner to plan your trip to Princeton and other destinations in Canada.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Princeton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Princeton

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Princeton:
Nature, parks, wineries
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Wineries, sightseeing, parks
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Nature, museums, wineries
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Wineries, outdoors, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Wineries, golf, parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to British Columbia

18 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Vancouver Island BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA March, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in United States & Vancouver BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Toronto & Vancouver BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Vancouver, Seattle & New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Canada BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News