The town of Princeton is beautifully situated in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, where the Tulameen and Similkameen rivers meet, serving as the southern gateway to the British Columbia Interior. The mountains and valleys make it a natural setting for fabulous, year-round outdoor activities, and an outstanding vacation destination.
Facilities - Recreation, Parks, Culture
Housing - Princeton offers an ample supply of all housing types to suit varied lifestyles, including apartments, condominiums, seniors housing, standard size lots, and estate-type lots (1-2 acres).
Access/Transportation – Princeton is located 284 kilometers east of Vancouver and 110 kilometers west of Penticton on Highway 3 and 168 kilometers southwest of Kelowna via Highways 5A and 97C. Princeton owns and operates the Princeton Regional Airport. The runway is an asphalt surface and is 3934 × 75 ft (1199 × 23 m); aviation fuel (Jet A and 100LL) is available.
Industrial Land – Princeton is in the fortunate position of having an ample supply of serviced industrial land available for immediate development. Phase II of the Princeton Industrial Estates is now complete. This phase includes 22 fully serviced light industrial lots varying in size from 1 to 5 acres. Click here for additional information on the Princeton Industrial Estates.
Education - Princeton is part of School District #58. Two elementary schools and one high school offer quality education to over 550 students in the community. The community also is provided with training and skills development through the Princeton & District Community Skills Centre. Princeton is in close proximity to post secondary institutions Thompson Rivers University(Kamloops) and Okanagan University College(Penticton) and University of B.C. Okanagan (Kelowna).
Churches - Princeton has churches of various denominations.
Health Care - The Princeton General Hospital provides level 1 health care under the administration of the Interior Health Authority. Services include a 6 bed acute care unit and a 36 bed extended care unit.
Police and Fire – Princeton is served by the RCMP. The Volunteer Fire Department offers excellent fire protection with state of the art equipment and training.
Statistics Canada 2006 profile on Princeton - click here