Whether you enjoy strolling through galleries and museums, watching the performing arts, or swaying to live music, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Prince George. From public and commercial art galleries, to theatre, dance, and live music, there’s a little bit of the arts in every corner of the city for you to explore. We’ve put a list of the main attractions together so you can dive right into the experience of your choosing.
Browse galleries and museums
Two Rivers Gallery
Two Rivers Gallery is the centre for contemporary Canadian art in the region. It offers a permanent collection and rotating exhibitions, along with a shop bursting with beautiful pottery, prints, scarves, and more for you to purchase. Browse the exhibits and pick up a unique piece from the gift shop to mark your visit.
Aesthete Fine Arts
Aesthete Fine Arts was established in the heart of downtown Prince George to bring a contemporary commercial art market to the region. It gives local artists and others from across BC a place to showcase and sell their artwork to collectors who live in Prince George. If you’re interested in adding a new piece to your collection, this is the place to go.
Omineca Arts Centre
Omineca Arts Centre is a volunteer artist-run centre that provides opportunities for emerging and professional visual, literary, musical, and performing artists. Watch their Facebook page for upcoming art exhibits, musical performances, literary talks, craft fairs, and more.
The Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum
If history is more your thing, head to The Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum. The museum offers a glimpse into Prince George’s past, when the railway and forestry were the region’s lifeline. Wander through old rail cars, learn about forestry equipment, and take in the indoor exhibit.
Watch theatre and dance performances
Theatre NorthWest and Judy Russell Presents
Theatre NorthWest is a professional regional theatre that produces four main stage and two second stage plays per season, which starts each year in September and runs through to the following spring. They also offer stage reading performances. Judy Russell Presents typically produces one main stage production per year at The Playhouse. Performances have included The Nutcracker, Les Miserables, and Legally Blonde: The Musical & Cabaret.
Enchainement Productions, Excalibur Theatre Arts Co., and Yalenka
Enhancement Productions and Excalibur Theatre Arts Co. offer a variety of dance classes, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, contemporary, lyrical, and more. Method Dance Society is a non-profit contemporary dance company that is fairly new to the local dance scene. Yalenka Ukrainian Dance teaches traditional dances to children, youth, and adults. Watch all of these dance studios for special performances throughout the year.
Sit back and listen or dance to live music
Mad Loon Entertainment
If you love live music, keep an eye on Mad Loon Entertainment’s Facebook page for shows featuring a variety of musicians from Prince George and around BC. Hosted at venues around town, these shows always feature amazing talent and no shortage of toe tapping good tunes.
Music venues around town
A number of local restaurants host musicians throughout the week and on weekends. Keep an eye on The Black Clover, Trench Brewing and Distilling, Nancy O’s, and The Northern Lights Estate Winery for opportunities to pair music with a meal.
Article contributed by Christina Doll, City of Prince George