Why Here is Better

Situated in beautiful Northern BC, our campuses offer the same world class education and flexible learning opportunities offered throughout the province but with an adventurous spirit and supernatural Northern BC backdrop.

In BC's economic heartland, you will have unparalleled access to industry, co-op opportunities and unique, hands-on outdoor learning opportunities.

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The College of New Caledonia

A teaching and learning community based in Prince George, with a wide range of health, social science, technology, trade, university transfer, adult special education and basic education programs.

Quick Facts

  • Opened in 1969.
  • Main campus in Prince George.
  • Campuses in Quesnel, Mackenzie, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Burns Lake with study-abroad opportunities.
  • Approximately 5,000 students.
  • Only northern B.C. intuition offering kinesiology, dental hygiene, sonography and medical radiography.
  • 15 university transfer agreements with 10 universities in B.C., Alberta elsewhere.
  • Second-lowest tuition in the province.

Northern Lights College

B.C.’s Energy College™ based in Dawson Creek, offers a wide range of Academic and Vocational Training, University Transfer, Trades and Apprenticeships, International Education, Distance and Online Programming, Workforce Training and Continuing Education and Dual Credit programs.

Quick Facts

  • Established as a community college in 1975.
  • Two main campuses in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.
  • Smaller campuses and learning centres in Atlin, Chetwynd, Dease Lake, Fort Nelson, and Tumbler Ridge.
  • Specialized workforce training for industry, community groups and businesses.
  • Transfer credit for University Arts and Sciences courses.
  • Teacher Training through the AHCOTE program.
  • Centres of Training Excellence in Oil and Gas, Clean Energy Technology and Aerospace.
  • 26 metre training tower for wind turbine training, and high angle rescue in confined spaces.

Northwest Community College

Northwest Community College is an accredited post-secondary institution that serves the rich and diverse communities and learners of BC’s beautiful northwest region including Haida Gwaii and the Great Bear Rain Forest.

Quick Facts

  • Established in 1975.
  • Seven regional campuses serving 34 communities.
  • Provides experiential learning scenarios for students.
  • Offers college access programs; health and human services programs; online programs; university credit programs, trades foundation and apprenticeship programs.
  • Home to the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art and the School of Exploration & Mining 
  • A recognized leader in Aboriginal education.

The University of Northern British Columbia

Based in Prince George, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities, offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, sciences, economies, and the environment, with programs and research designed to address the issues of our time locally, while having a global impact.

Quick Facts

  • Opened in 1994.
  • Main campus in Prince George.
  • Regional campuses in Fort St John, Terrace, Quesnel and an affiliate agreement with the Wilp Wilxo'oskwhl Nisga'a in the Nass Valley.
  • Teaching centres in Prince Rupert, Williams Lake, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Fort Nelson, and Tumbler Ridge, and elsewhere.
  • More than 3,000 students in academic programs.
  • 14% of students come from outside B.C.
  • Named the #1 primarily undergraduate university in Canada two years in a row (Maclean's Magazine 2015/2016).  
  • Canada’s Green University™, leading the way to a more sustainable future for all.
  • Named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, six years in a row.
  • Named one of B.C.’s Top 100 employers four times in the last six years.