The Crescents is one of Prince George’s most distinctive downtown neighbourhoods, featuring heritage homes on semi-circular concentric streets. The unusual road layout was featured in Prince George’s very first townsite plan, influenced by the “City Beautiful” planning movement that began in the USA in the late 1800s.
The idea behind these horseshoe shaped streets was to bring beauty and a sense of community into urban neighbourhoods. A number of heritage homes built in the early 1900s still bring charm to the neighbourhood today, particularly on Ross, Laurier and McBride Crescents.
The area is mostly residential, featuring single-family homes, duplexes, apartments, seniors’ housing facilities and plenty of character!
Many residents of this neighbourhood love the close proximity to downtown amenities such as shops, restaurants, a movie theatre and recreation facilities. Medical facilities in the area include University Hospital of Northern BC.
Duchess Park Secondary is located within the Crescents and there are other schools nearby.
Duchess Park was a focal point for the Crescents in the original town plan laid out over 100 years ago. In 2012, the area was redeveloped to include Prince George’s first all inclusive playground (featuring equipment for all ages and mobility levels), a bike park, a dog park, basketball and tennis courts, a skating rink and a sports field.
The BC Recreation and Parks Association recognized the city’s achievements with a provincial park and open space award in 2014.
Crescents Community Association: Doug Jeffrey 250-562-7035
The Crescents neighbourhood was featured in a 2013 edition of British Columbia Magazine.
Check out our Prince George neighbourhoods map to see exactly where the Crescents is located.
Want to see where all the nearest amenities are? Go to the Move Up Prince George map. You can select the amenities you want and refine your search to the Crescents neighbourhood.