Princeton is located on the scenic highway corridor that links Hope, B.C. through Manning Park and to the southern gateway of the South Okanagan. You will find many farms and ranches running along both the east and west ends of town. Bromley Rock, located about 20kms east, is a popular rest stop and just one of many surrounding provincial campgrounds. The town's central location is easily accessible for family and friends to visit, is a short drive to Manning Park or Apex Mountain ski resorts, and allows you to easily shop and visit the surrounding cities.
Originally settled by John Fall Allison in 1859, Princeton has become the center of the Similkameen Valley. Rich in mining, forestry, agriculture and ranching, it provides the foundation for the town's economy. Tourism has gained popularity because of the area's close proximity to the Okanagan and Lower Mainland cities-- attracting weekend warriors and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
The recreational communities of Tulameen/Coalmont, Missezula Lake, Allison Lake, Bankeir and East Gate are favored because of their diverse 4 season climate. The fresh lakes and clean air are drawing in tourists looking for an active outdoor lifestyle. Some popular activities include: X-country skiing or mountain biking the China Ridge Trails, boating on Missezula, Otter or Allison Lakes, and ATVing or snowmobiling the seemingly endless logging roads, trails and alpine mountains.