The Provo/Orem metropolitan area is the third largest in the state of Utah with a population of 526,810 (2010 census)
Originally called Fort Utah when it was settled in 1849 by 33 Mormon families from Salt Lake City, it was later renamed Provo in 1850 for Étienne Provost an early French-Canadian trapper who arrived in the region in 1825.
Provo is home to Brigham Young University and the Provo Missionary Training center. The Provo Mission
Training center can house almost 4,000 missionaries with approximately 50 different languages taught here. Both of these institutions are owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The city is a key operational center for Novell and has been a focus area for technology development in Utah.
In 2010, Forbes rated Provo one of the top 10 places to raise a family. Additionally, in 2013, Forbes ranked Provo the
No. 2 city on its list of Best Places for Business and Careers.
The city is also home to the Peaks Ice Arena which served as a venue for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. Sundance Resort is located 13 miles (21 km) northeast at Provo Canyon.
Fun places to visit… Thanksgiving Point, The Outlets at Traverse Mountain and Timpanogos Cave.
Our vote for the best time to visit Provo? Autumn time. Where you can take to the hills and enjoy the beautiful Autumn leaves. Check out Bridal Veil Falls, located up Provo Canyon. Bridal Veil is frequently recognized as one of America’s top 100 waterfalls!