Skip the headache of planning and let us guide you on a quick 72 hour adventure, perfect for you and the kids! You’ll be exploring ancient histories, beautiful parks, and amazing indoor activities. Follow this guide below and all you have to do is decide on your accommodation and some grub.
Hit the museums then craft ice cream
Within city limits
Start your spring getaway at one of the city’s museums. Exploration Place‘s satellite location in Pine Centre Mall has educational hands-on programs that are fun for all ages! Exploration Place has exhibits on the earliest pioneer days, post contact settlers, Indigenous groups, and the local flora and fauna. Or go visit the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum who has the largest collection of rail artifacts in Western Canada! Immerse yourself in the industrial history of Prince George with a ride on the mini-rail, following the tracks around the expansive 8 acres of locomotives, rail cars, forestry equipment, and beehive burners.
After exploring one or both museums, treat yourself to Frozen Paddle, a local craft ice creamery. Treat your tastebuds to unique flavours bursting with local ingredients. Whether you choose the classic vanilla bean or a scoop of North Roast Coffee, you’ll taste the craft in the creamy richness.
Go on an adventure and get your craft on
43.8km North, 37 minutes from Prince George
Get busy and drop the family back into the 1800’s at Huble Homestead’s hands on historic site! With self-led activities available at the General Store, families can test their skills at scavenger hunts or unique games every weekend. With open skies, rolling fields, and quaint buildings on the homestead there is ample room to take part in a game of horseshoes or croquet. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some photo opportunities with the chickens, bunnies, and sheep which reside at the homestead between May and September. Be sure to check out their events calendar for some family friendly events throughout the year!
Explore a local trail and taste local grub
Within city limits lies a hidden gem, Cottonwood Island Nature Park. Local artist Elmer Gunderson has sculpted tree bark carvings on some of the cottonwood trees within the park. Kids will love to try to spot them all as you make your way through the park, also keep your eyes peeled for locally painted rocks to pick up and hide elsewhere in the park!
After burning off some energy, a stroll in downtown Prince George is great to do some shopping and grab some grub! 4th avenue has many local boutiques that feature clothing, toys, and household items. 3rd avenue and George street has many local restaurants, come hungry!
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