Alyssa Tobin | Curator At The Exploration Place

Nooyaz: A History of Prince George’s Little Island

November 26, 2018 - 10:21am

Fluctuating river levels are all too noticeable these days with water levels on the Fraser River at an unprecedented low.

Located in the Fraser River near the confluence of the Nechako River, Goat Island, typically only accessible by boat, has become a popular local destination for visitors to walk over to and explore.

Known traditionally by the Lheidli T’enneh as “Nooyaz”, meaning little island and “Yun Hadet'ai”, meaning land that sinks, this small island has been significant in shaping the City of Prince George into the city it is today.