Kristian Winther Regional Park is located on the south shore of the Salmon River, 30 km north of Prince George, via the Hart Highway 97. The park is 70 acres in size and has a short 'loop' trail (700 metres) that travels along the Salmon River and back through some new growth forest. While on the trail keep an eye out for deer, moose and bear tracks or look into the trees for holes where birds may be nesting.
The park features two acres of lawn for you to enjoy a game, a group gathering (park use permit required) or just spend some time with family.
Facilities at the park include picnic tables, fire pits and toilets. A new picnic shelter is under construction.
Camping is not permitted.
Kristian Winther was born in Prince George in 1972. He was raised and spent the majority of his adult life there. For all who knew Kristian, this park is a place where his spirit is alive. To say that Kristian was an avid outdoorsman would be a vast understatement. He had a passion for fishing, hunting and outdoor life that led him in many different directions in his short life. He fished in the rivers, lakes and streams all around British Columbia as well as in Mexico, the South Pacific and Australia. He was equally as comfortable on land hunting for birds and game here in British Columbia, in Alberta or in Denmark. His expeditions weren't always about fishing or hunting. He also loved hiking and exploring. He had a great appreciation and respect for nature and all it offers. Kristian spent the majority of his life doing something outdoors because that is where he was the happiest and most at ease.
Chris Winther, Kristian's father, founded this park as a living memorial to his only son. Kristian spent many hours there, fishing, exploring and enjoying the river. His hope was to create the opportunity for others to explore and enjoy the river with its surrounding nature. Kristian gained his amazing knowledge of outdoor life through his own experiences as well as times spent with his family and friends outdoors. This park is a place for families and friends to spend time enjoying, exploring and learning about nature together.