The Community

Princeton, British Columbia is located in the east foothills of the Cascade mountains creating a dry climate with four distinct seasons. The Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers converge together here and offer an easy way to cool off during hot summer days. The town features a population of approximately 3000 people that is served by a diverse economy with multiple industries including forestry, mining, ranching & agriculture. Princeton is centrally located in the southern interior of B.C. providing easy transportation via major highways to multiple city hubs and airports. Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton and the lower mainland are all within a 2-3 hours drive away. 

Downtown Princeton
Chain Lake Cabin
Fishing Similkameen River
Princeton Veterans Park


Offering breathtaking views of surrounding mountain peaks, rivers and valleys, Princeton is all about playtime. Where the town ends, the accessibility of wilderness begins right out your doorstep. Go in any direction and you’ll find endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits, from camping, hiking and lakeside fun in the summer to snowmobiling, ice fishing and skiing in the winter. With easy access to pristine provincial parks, rustic recreation sites, wide open forestry roads and historic heritage trails, there's an adventure awaiting for everyone!
Hiking in Princeton
Downton Princeton


The welcoming downtown core hosts an array of shops, restaurants, and boutiques for your local shopping needs. Some familiar retail stores include Save On Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Home Hardware, Lordco Auto Parts, Fields, Work & Play, etc. There's also a diverse set of restaurants, bars & coffee houses for excellent eating and social settings. Major financial institutions include CIBC and Valley First Credit Union.

Princeton offers plenty of relaxing park spaces including a children's water park, Veteran’s Town Square, Riverside Park, Memorial sports park and numerous smaller neighbourhood parks and playgrounds throughout the community.

Several clubs and groups are run throughout the town with an array of interests including Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56, the Princeton Golf Club, Rotary Club, etc. The "Princeton Posse" is the local Junior “B” hockey team where proud fans can watch exciting games at the arena.


Princeton is known for it’s natural resources such as forestry, mining & cattle ranching. With a stable job industry and affordable housing prices, Princeton has become an appealing buyer’s market for all ages looking for a small community that provides a better quality of life for work and play. The town’s biggest employers are Copper Mountain Mine, Weyerhauser and Princeton Standard Pellet, with several other timber companies such Princeton Wood Preservers and Princeton Post and Rail.

Otter Lake Tulameen BC
Princeton Duplexes


Princeton offers a stable economy with affordable real estate opportunities for single family homes in town, larger rural acreages or buyers looking for recreational/seasonal properties. The South Okanagan Real Estate board reported the average sale price in Princeton and area at $445,000 for 2021. Values have been increasing steadily since 2016, along with significant population growth from 2019-2021. Princeton has three schools; John Allison Elementary (K-3), Vermilion Forks Elementary (4-7) and Princeton Secondary (8-12). 


Princeton is centrally located in between major cities of the lower mainland and Okanagan regions, offering easy access for tourism and friends/family to visit and enjoy. The town can be access via multiple highways running through parks, over mountains and along rivers providing a scenic backdrop that's perfect for road trips. Many of the surrounding cities provide easy transportation for shopping, work, regional airports & hospitals, etc.

Kamloops: 2 hours, 11 minutes
Kelowna: 1 hour, 54 minutes
Penticton: 1 hour, 22 minutes
Vancouver: 3 hours, 20 minutes
Highway 3 Princeton

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