Located west of Prince George
at the junction of Highways 16 and 27, Vanderhoof is at the geographic center of British Columbia. With a population of just over 4,000, the town's main industries include forestry and agriculture. The business district is just off Highway 16 and offers specialty shops, RV/auto services, accommodations and restaurants. The community's bird sanctuary on the Nechako River is a stopover for huge flocks of migrating Canada Geese in spring and fall.
The area's history can be explored at the local museum. Other attractions include numerous lakes, excellent fishing and beautiful camping spots. Each summer, "city slickers" and experienced riders drive a thundering herd down the main street in Rich Hobson's Cattle Drive.