The days are getting longer and the sun is out! Spring is just around the corner, and with so much to see and do in Prince George, it can be a hassle to choose! We’ve compiled a list of a few family fun indoor and outdoor activities to keep you busy no matter the weather!
Fun learning activities
Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum
Situated on the unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, this museum offers a glimpse into how the railway and forestry industries helped shape Prince George. Kids can explore locomotives, rail cars, and forestry equipment, and ride the Cottonwood Railway around the outdoor displays and through a beehive burner. Don’t forget to marvel at the fruit trees that blossom during the spring!
The Exploration Place
Located within Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, which is the original village site of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation; this museum is newly renovated and is ready to be explored. Origin’s Kitchen is also serving up locally-made treats, which you can take to go or enjoy in their Gaia Gallery. Stop and learn about the history of our beloved mascot Mr. PG, and the history of the Lheidli T’enneh and neighboring First Nation communities. Don’t forget to visit the biome to meet the 20 and counting exploration place animal ambassadors!
Exploring the outdoors
Monkey around at city parks
Two new playgrounds were recently unveiled in Prince George, bringing the total number of parks in the city that kids can climb, jump, and slide at to nearly 50. Like other playgrounds in the city, the ones at Seymour and St. John Park feature double tower and tot-friendly slides, swing sets, climbing structures, balancing elements, obstacle courses, and more. Other kid favourites include the playgrounds at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park and Duchess Park. View a full list of playgrounds here.
Goodsir Nature Park
Located just 30 minutes away from town, making this the perfect place to breathe in that fresh spring air and escape the city. Goodsir Nature Park is 160 acres, with over 3km of trails that have interpretive signs throughout. Make sure to stop inside the indoor plant museum to get a closer look at plants that can be found across Canada. Also, the record museum is a must see so make sure to ask Jim Good for a guided tour!
Getting active and imaginative indoors
Climb the walls at OVERHang
If you’re looking for a slightly challenging but very rewarding indoor activity the whole family can take part in, head to OVERHang to climb some walls. This indoor climbing gym offers a variety of walls for all different skill levels from beginner to advanced.
For the gamers
Let your imagination be ignited by virtual reality at Game Changerz VR, Exit Prince George, and All Around Gamerz. Each location offers multi-player or solo games and experiences, katwalks, motion racing simulators, and more.
Winterfest will be taking place on February 18th from 11am-4pm at Veterans Plaza in front of City Hall. There will be a pancake breakfast, free crafts, face-painting, s’mores, a playground made from snow and ice, and the Cottonwood Mini Rail will also be there. There’s a activity for everyone, so make sure to stop on by and check out winterfest!
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