Why Prince George

We are the place to be!

Although our projects take us to beautiful locations across Northern BC, Alberta and Northern Canada, our headquarters are in beautiful Prince George, BC. If you’re looking to join our team and experience all the benefits a Formula career has to offer, chances are you’ll either end up living in or becoming very familiar with our amazing community.

Of course, we know when you’re looking for your next career move, the word north can act as a deterrent. North conjures images of ice and snow and all things cold. And, sure, there is some of that in Prince George. But we don’t want the word north to deter you from a fantastic career opportunity, the opportunity to work with a stellar team and to live in a great community.

In fact, we’re sure, when you look at everything Prince George has to offer, the word north will take on more of a “Wow, we’ve found a hidden gem, how lucky are we!” connotation.

So, what’s so great about Prince George? Well, there’s the usual stuff: Prince George is a growing, modern city that offers the best of all lifestyles for residents. Whether you’re looking for urban restaurants and cultural experiences or interested in great hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities, Prince George is the place to be!

There’s the really great stuff that only locals know.

Farmers Market: We have an active farmers market with fresh food most of the year and creates a great vibe for sharing local craftsmanship.

Unique Eateries: There are some truly excellent and unique eateries around here, including celiac safe Black House Bakery, Shogun Japanese Restaurant, North 54, Nancy O’s and Zoe’s Java House. For the best pizza in the area, you can try Betulla Burning, whose unique pizza oven creates some of the best pizzas we have ever tasted! And if you want really fresh food, try our farm-to-table menus from North 54, White Goose Bistro, and Cimo’s Mediterranean Grill. Regardless of where you pull up a fork, you will not be disappointed!

Great Craft Beer: And, while you’re enjoying a great meal, how about enjoying some great craft beer from our brewing community. Crossroads, Trench Brewing, and Pacific Western Brewing (which has its head office here) are local favourites.

Outdoor Activities: If you can think of an outdoor activity, you can do it here. From hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, skidooing, mountain biking, motorcycling, kayaking, and the list goes on and on.

Winery: We have the most beautiful and most northern winery in Canada. Join locals as they mingle in the tasting room at Northern Lights Estate Winery on the banks of Nechako River and enjoy a meal in the bistro. It’s an unforgettable experience worth repeating!

Ski: I ski, you ski, we can all ski in PG. Seriously though, Prince George has no less than four gorgeous ski hills where you, your friends and your family can enjoy your days and evenings on the slopes. From Powder King, Purden, Tabor, to the Hart Ski hill, right in the Hart Community, each hill offers excellent powder, unique runs, great service, and fun for everyone. Check out the links to learn more about the best-kept ski secret in the province.

Affordable Homes: House prices in Prince George are known for being affordable, but did you know it’s also easier to purchase a recreational property when you live here? With so much space and reasonable prices, you can buy that perfect cottage or holiday space for you and your family. Whether it’s a site for your trailer, cabin or second home, there’s plenty of opportunity for year-round recreational properties on our region’s many lakes. Another fantastic opportunity for you and your family to get outdoors, enjoy nature, and establish a place to make memories to cherish.

And, if that tiny taste of awesomeness is not enough to convince you, check out this top 10 from www.moveupprincegeorge.ca:

  • Prince George is among the front-running cities in job creation.
  • Prince George offers a low cost of living.
  • Buying or building your dream home is a realistic goal here.
  • Prince George is centrally located to several major centres, including Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton.
  • We’re urban, but we’re also rural.
  • You won’t spend your free time stuck in traffic.
  • We’re the region’s centre for healthcare.
  • We have top-notch education facilities.
  • There is always something happening for sports and entertainment.
  • We have four seasons, but we also boast that we have more sunshine than most other communities in BC – an average of 1900 hours of sunlight per year.

Whatever you think of the word north, we want you to know that Prince George is indeed a true gem.

Sitting at the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers, the city is on the doorstep of all the natural beauty BC has to offer, including regular sightings of the Northern Lights. And as the urban centre of Northern British Columbia, it also provides abundant career opportunities, schools, recreational activities, restaurants, and nightlife. PG, as it’s known locally, can offer you and your family the best of all worlds if you choose to call it home!

We’re proud to be part of a friendly community with a strong family focus. Our city continues to grow and evolve. Prince George embraces diversity and our indigenous cultures, supports the creation of beautiful spaces for the entire community to enjoy, and creates robust social and economic infrastructure through exceptional municipal management. City residents are active and engaged and working to a better future for each of the 80,000 residents and 300,000 people in the surrounding area who come to the city for various services.

At Formula, we support our community and encourage a work-life balance that allows you to enjoy the full benefits of our wonderful community. As a team and as residents, we volunteer, coach, play golf, go to art shows, and take full advantage of everything our community has to offer. We are active members of our community, and we love living here. We create careers that help you love it too. Careers based on talent, skills, hard work, and dedication to home and community. When you work with us, you’ll see we’re committed not just to helping you build a career but to helping you build a great life right here in Prince George.