Skip the resolutions, and get out and explore Prince George. For locals, it’s a great reminder of activities and attractions to write off your bucket list and for travellers to try something a little different than the usual tourist sights. Try and tackle them all over the next 52 weeks and tag any uploads with #takeonpg
Try Nordic Skiing
Whether you are a long time nordic skier, the Caledonia Nordic Ski club has endless opportunities for trails to explore. Some trails are also lit up at night for a moonlit ski, and rentals are available too.
Skate the Ice Oval
The large 400-metre outdoor skating rink is so much fun. With day passes at $2/person or $5/family, you can grab your skates and loop around the oval for an outdoor winter experience right within town.
Catch the Aurora Borealis
This one will require a little bit of work, and a touch of luck but seeing the northern lights dance in the midnight skies is a truly northern experience and should be on everyone’s bucket list. We’ve written a full blog to help you find them.
Explore A Virtual Reality
For an afternoon of immersive virtual reality, stop by Gamechangerz or All Around Gamerz VR Lounge & Arcade. With plenty of games to choose from including multiplayer games, you can go out for a special date night, drop in “just because”, or book the venue for a private party or event.
Yoga in the Park
Experience one of Prince George’s scenic urban parks with summer yoga classes outside every weekend. Find some zen amongst wild forests and against the backdrop of our beautiful rivers. Check in with Chinook Yoga for a list of locations and times closer to June.
Bird’s Eye View
Experience Prince George from the skies with Aberdeen Helicopters Ltd. This sightseeing tour offers some of the best views that overlook the city and surrounding mountain ranges. Choose between flight routes that discover backcountry mountains and lakes or try a more urban city tour.
Selfie With Mr. PG
Check out the big guy himself, and embrace some Prince George pride with a selfie and hello to Mr. PG. If you upload it to Instagram, try adding @therealmrpg and see if you get a reply back!
Hook the Big One
With over 1,600 lakes, rivers, and streams within a 100 km radius of Prince George, there is no shortage of spots to try your hand at fishing. Free rod, tackle, and life jacket rentals are available at the Visitor Centre for locals and visitors alike to get out and explore the waters.
Walk David Douglas Botanical Garden
One of the northernmost botanical gardens in BC, the David Douglas Botanical garden is a must-see. Located at the University of Northern British Columbia, the garden features a unique wetland environment that is home to many species of birds and small wildlife.
Try PG’s Newest Disc Golf Course
When the ski season is over, disc golf begins. Head on up to the Hart Ski Hill and try your hand at Prince George’s first 18-hole disc golf course that was built in 2021.
Spot Local Wildlife
For a chance to see beavers, fish and birds within the city, check out Hudson Bay Wetlands. The 1.8km trail features various viewing platforms to give you the best chance of seeing our local wildlife.
Hike Livingston Springs
This natural spring stays an average of 2 degrees throughout the year, offering sanctuary for wildlife during cold winter days. Just a quick drive up to Bear Lake will have you tromping through wild forests on this 8.7km hike.
Spend An Evening at the Hart Night Market
During the summer, jump up to one of the monthly Hart Night Market in Prince George. Live music and vendors and food trucks flood the area for a great time to enjoy the best of the warm weather.
Shred the Hart Ski Hill
The Hart Skill Hill is great for beginners and families to get out and try their hand at downhill skiing or snowboarding. Instructors can help provide tips and tricks for hitting the slopes and finding the right equipment for you. Plus, on select days you can try night skiing with lit up runs.
Spend Time With a Local Fishing Guide
Looking for that hidden gem of a lake or trying to catch some trophy rainbows? Jerry from Reel North Adventures has you covered with his full day fishing packages. His extensive knowledge of the Prince George region, fishing habitats and outdoor backcountry will have you keeping busy and having a blast while out on the water.
Start a Latte Crawl
Grab a friend and taste your way around Prince George by checking out the local cafes within the city. During the months of October, each cafe makes its own twist on the famous pumpkin spice latte.
Catch the Holiday Lights
Head on over to Northern Lights Estate Winery and the Railway and Forestry Museum and check out the magical light displays during the winter holiday season. Both events run in December with various times and family-fun activities.
Food Truck Hunt
Keep an eye out this summer for local food trucks popping up throughout the city. With so many new trucks from vegan tacos, smoked meats and delicious doughnut trucks – you’ll want to track these foodie bites down and have your own personal feast.
Join the Potato Festival
Over 100 years ago Annie Huble grew potatoes which she sold to travelers; and this tradition still takes place. Take part in this century old tradition and check out different historic demonstrations, family games, and live music during the festivities.
During a hot day, or even a cold one, stop by Frozen Paddle for some unique icream. This craft creamery uses locally sourced ingredients and often collaborates with local businesses to bring you coffee, hascap and spruce tip ice cream throughout the year.
Grab Tickets to Theatre Northwest
As one of the most northern theatre groups in BC, Theatre Northwest puts on out a powerful storytelling season every fall to spring. Grab a seasons pass and make a commitment to see all four plays, or pick and choose your favourites.
Sample PG’s Aletrail
Head out with friends for a day of fun and check out the local craft breweries in Prince George. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the new up and coming Deadfall Brewing Company, which is set to open later in 2022.