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Our beloved local celebrity, Mr. PG turns 60 this month and the City of Prince George and a few community partners have all chipped in to throw him a virtual birthday bash! Here are a few ways you can celebrate from the comfort of your own home:




Discover The Fascinating History of Mr. PG!

Mr. PG has been a community icon and celebrity for decades. Back on May 8, 1960, he first debuted in front of the Simon Fraser Hotel for a Rotary International conference. Since he was so popular with visitors and locals alike, the City decided to make a bigger and taller version of him. This larger version went on to travel across BC in a variety of parades - even winning awards in Kelowna and at the PNE.

For decades, Mr. PG would go on to be recreated in many different forms (buttons, figurines, badges and even a working telephone booth) and most notably, would even go missing for years before being rediscovered as a beer tap in Scotland!

Last year, The Exploration Place launched a permanent gallery on Mr. PG’s past that you can see today. For safety during COVID-19, part of the exhibit has been temporarily moved to the front windows of the museum for locals to enjoy from outside the building.

Take a virtual tour here: The Exploration Place Youtube 




Get A Birthday Present From Mr. PG Himself!
The Farmers’ Market, City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George have gotten together to give away a sweet treat to the local community. Residents are encouraged to place food orders through the local Farmers’ Market vendors the week of May 4 - where some lucky shoppers will get a free pint of spruce tip ice cream delivered right to their door!

Vendors will randomly drop off pints of ice cream as part of their regular deliveries starting Friday, May 8. See the full vendor list here: Farmers' Market Vendor List




Give Him A Birthday Shout-Out
Let the big guy know you care and add a Mr. PG profile frame to your current Facebook profile pic! If you want to go the extra step - a special Mr. PG camera frame has also been created, making it possible to take a new selfie or a photobomb with Mr. PG himself.

Profile Photo Frame Link
Facebook Camera Frame Link




Take Mr. PG Home
Mr. PG has been recreated on tons of different items from stickers, socks, wooden figures and the ever-popular Mr. PG plushie. To mark Mr. PG’s milestone birthday, The Exploration Place is selling special limited-edition Mr. PG toys, which feature a local hand-knitted scarf.

Email The Exploration Place, info@explorationplace.com to place your order here





Give Mr. PG Some Colour
Local artist Erin Stagg, in partnership with the Community Arts Council and the City of Prince George, has created a beautiful new colouring page of our favourite birthday boy. Have some fun colouring the iconic wildlife and The Cutbanks and write your own personal birthday wish to Mr. PG.

But don’t forget to upload your images to social media using the #mrpg60 hashtag! Mr. PG will be looking for some fan favourites to showcase on his very own Instagram channel (@therealmrpg) later this month!

You can download the colouring sheet here




Share A Memory
Did you ever propose in front of Mr. PG, or remember when he used to be in front of the local Chamber of Commerce? Share your favourite story, memory or group shot of Mr. PG on social media this week!

Folks who use the #mrpg60 on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or tag Mr. PG @therealmrpg on Instagram will be entered to win a special Mr. PG prize package!




Take Mr. PG To Work
Lots of employees are working remotely and using Zoom as a replacement for physical meetings in their day to day lives. Next time you need to join a conference call, or social hour with your workmates - bring Mr. PG along!

You can download him as a Zoom background here.




Play Where’s  ̶W̶a̶l̶d̶o̶   Mr. PG
While the contest has now closed, folks can still create an easy family-fun activity from home. Simply open the recent 2020 Active Living Guide and see how many Mr. PG’s are hidden throughout the pages. Not sure how many are hiding in there? Let us know your guess and we’ll let you know if you’re right!

View the Active Living Guide

Looking for something to do to beat the boredom of physical distancing? In-person events have been cancelled to help lessen the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to do. Here’s our monthly event wrap up for May that we put together in partnership with Move Up Prince George to add some fun back into your daily routine.

 



Northern FanCon Virtual Weekend
Despite the convention having to reschedule to September, Northern FanCon isn’t going to be just sitting around waiting! During May 8-10th, join digitally for live streaming events featuring friends of FanCon, fun roundtable conversation with artists, cosplayers and aspiring filmmakers. More to be announced closer to.

Dates: May 8 - 10, 2020
Location: Watch the Northern FanCon website and Facebook page for details

 



CFURadio Bingo Is Back
Physically distance yourself, grab your good luck charm, and get ready to play radio bingo with CFUR 88.7! Visit cfur.ca/bingo or call 778-693-2387 and press 4 to buy your CFURadio bingo paper for $2.00. Safe-mail delivery can be arranged if you buy your bingo sheets before 4:00pm on Monday, May 4. Each sheet has three cards for three games. On May 8th, tune into CFUR 88.7 to play. Call the station number when you have a bingo and they’ll confirm your bingo over the phone and ask you to mail in your sheet. You can win a CFURadiothon swag pack, original Prince George rock merch, art, comic books, or $100. All proceeds from this event will support the CFURadio Youth Academy and help upgrade ageing broadcast equipment.

Date: May 8, 5-7pm
Location: Tune into 88.7 FM

 



Mr. PG’s 60th Birthday Bash!
Get ready Prince George! Our favourite community mascot is celebrating the big 60 this Friday, and luckily for us, the City of Prince George and some community partners have gotten together to throw him a little virtual party.

Visit princegeorge.ca/mrpg for details or follow @therealmrpg on Instagram to stay in the loop. Prizes, special birthday treats and activities are all in order. Plus, order from select Farmers’ Market vendors this week and you might receive a special pint of spruce tip ice cream from Mr. PG himself! 

Dates: May 4-10, 2020
Location: Follow @therealmrpg or visit princegeorge.ca/mrpg





Drive-In Movie Night
The Park Drive-In Theatre is now open for the summer season! After making some operational adjustments, folks can now enjoy a night out from the safety of their own vehicles. Movies change nightly and run Thursday-Sunday.

Dates: Thursday-Sunday, May 2020
Location: Park Drive-In Theatre





2nd Annual Hospice Colour Walk
Walk 100km for yourself and for a great cause. Throughout the month of May, locals are challenged to walk their neighbourhoods, backyards and favourite trails to get their steps in while raising pledges to support the Prince George Hospice Society. Each Friday also features a friendly colour-finding scavenger hunt. 

Dates: May 2020
Location: Wherever you choose to walk! 

 



Work on That Golf Swing
Get back into the swing of things at many of Prince George’s local golf courses. As courses across the city begin to open for the season, businesses are adjusting to new rules, procedures and sanitizing practices to keep guests safe.

Aberdeen Glen
Alder Hills
Aspen Grove
Maggie May
Prince George Golf & Curling Club
Pine Valley

 



Virtual Mother’s Day Celebration
Every day at 4pm, the Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum will go live on Facebook and take guests on a virtual tour with different community groups and partners. Each day will feature new activities and entertainment ideas to prepare for the perfect Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10.

Dates: May 4-10, 2020
Location: Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum’s Facebook Page

 



Drive-In Trivia Night
Join your host Dave for a fun trivia night at the CN Centre parking lot. Participants are encouraged to get take-out to make it a full night-out experience and park a few stalls between vehicles. Trivia can be heard through the radio, 103.1fm, with different trivia themes hosted weekly.

Wednesdays | 8-9pm | Adults & Teen Trivia
Fridays | 6-6:45pm | Kid’s Trivia

Dates: Every Wednesday & Friday
Location: CN Centre Parking Lot, Near The Entrance



Rooftop Rock

Experience a one-of-a-kind event on May 23rd, when Studio 720 hits the stage atop the roof of Canadian Tire. The parking lot will be reconfigured for a drive-in friendly concert, where attendees can listen to the band live through their car’s radio. The concert is free of charge but organizers are asking attendees to consider making a donation to the local cycling team, Wheelin’ Warriors of the North who raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation.

Dates: May 23, 2020
Location: Canadian Tire Parking Lot




Virtual Garden Party
With over 200 varieties split between flowers, veggies, herbs, and fruits - the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society’s yearly plant sale was a local favourite. Thanks to some savvy volunteers, the largest plant event in Prince George is going virtual so our hobby gardeners can get to work planting for the summer season. Folks will be able to place online orders, and have their new plants delivered right to their doorstep! 

Dates: May 14, 2020
Location: David Douglas Botanical Garden’s Website

 

Watch for event guides to be posted on the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month during 2020! Have a virtual event you want us to share? Email social@tourismpg.com and info@moveupprincegeorge.ca

While having your Zoom business meetings, virtual "happy hours" with friends or connecting with loved ones during #physicaldistancing, download a Prince George background to show your local love and support for PG. Pick any or all of the iconic Prince George backgrounds to place in your Zoom app.  Directions are shown below the images.

 

       
Download Mr. PG                                                                                Download the Cutbanks



      
Download Downtown                                                                            Download CN Rail Bridge

 

       
Download Cityscape                                                                               Download Connaught Hill



Change your Zoom background on the desktop app 

1. Click on the desired image above to download your iconic Prince George background to your computer.

2. In the Zoom app, click your profile in the top right corner, and click Settings

3. On the menu to the left, click Virtual Background

4. You'll see a few default background options provided by Zoom, but to use a Prince George photo as your background, click the + icon next to where it says Choose Virtual Background. A box will pop up allowing you to upload a photo from your computer. Click on the one you want, and it will appear alongside the other pictures as an option for you to choose from.

5. If your image is flipped, unclick the Mirror My Video option at the bottom.

6. To get rid of any photos you upload, tap the X in their top left corner. 

 

Change your Zoom background on the mobile app 

1. Click on the desired image above to download your Prince George background.

2. When you log into your account and join a meeting, tap the three dots at the bottom right of the screen to open the More menu. 

3. Tap Virtual Background

4. Select a background from the default options, or upload your own. 

Looking for something to do to beat the boredom of physical distancing? In-person events have been cancelled to help lessen the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to do. Event organizers are taking advantage of technology to offer everything from dance parties to crafts online! Here’s our monthly virtual event wrap up for April that we put together in partnership with Move Up Prince George to add some fun back into your daily routine.

 


Sunny Side Up: A Good Egg Records virtual concert series
Are you missing live music? You’re in luck because Good Egg Records is hosting a virtual concert series spanning five days starting on April 3rd. All you need to do is “like” the pages of the artists you want to watch perform and then tune into their pages at the dates and times listed on the Facebook event page. A $5 donation/cover is suggested via e-transfer or PayPal but the organizers say it’s okay if you’re not in a position to support the artists financially!

 

Dates: April 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8
Location: Facebook Live via musician’s pages

 

CFURadio Bingo
Physically distance yourself, grab your good luck charm, and get ready to play radio bingo with CFUR 88.7. Call 778-693-2387 and press 4 to buy your CFURadio bingo paper for $2.00. Safe mail delivery can be arranged if you buy your bingo sheets before 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 2nd. Each sheet has three cards for three games. On April 3rd, tune into CFUR 88.7 to play. Call the station number when you have a bingo and they’ll confirm your bingo over the phone and ask you to mail in your sheet. You can win a CFURadiothon swag pack, original Prince George rock merch, art, comic books, or $100. All proceeds from this event will support the CFURadio Youth Academy and help upgrade aging broadcast equipment.

 

Date: April 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Tune into 88.7 FM

 

Digital Mirage online music festival
Get ready to dance the weekend away with the Digital Mirage online music festival. Digital Mirage is bringing the electronic music world together for a weekend online. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to help support musicians and music creatives who are dealing with financial instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dates: April 3-5
Location: YouTube

 

 

Virtual classes

Various local businesses, organizations, and individuals have started offering their cooking, art, and fitness classes online. So why not take advantage of them to learn a new hobby or get your body moving?

 

  • Virtual cooking classes: It’s all about coffee and food is offering a variety of cooking classes online at discounted prices. You can also register for a mini keto session via Zoom, Facetime, or Skype.
  • Virtual art classes: Watts Art Academy is offering everything from watercolour to mark making classes virtually. You can opt to have a supply kit delivered anywhere in the Prince George area or shipped at current Canada Post rates. The Two Rivers Gallery is hosting Sunday Open Studios every Sunday in April at 1:00 pm. Watch their Facebook page for details. If you've always wanted to take pottery lessons, now might be a good time. Carlson Pottery is offering online classes starting April 2nd. 
  • Yoga: There’s no need to let your yoga practice slide! Chinook YogaYoga PG and Sunset Studio are offering live-streamed and free mini-classes via Facebook Live. You can also check out Yoga in the Greenhouse with Lacey, which is being offered multiple times in April.
  • Fitness classes: Fitness instructors in Prince George and from other communities are stepping up to offer free classes in the wake of gyms closing. Become a member of Zumba with Sandra (virtual) and Pound via Zoom and get your dance on. 

Dates: Check links above for details
Location: Check links above for details

 

The Prince George Public Library goes virtual
The Prince George Public Library has moved its events to Facebook Live and Google Hangouts. Join them throughout April for clothing crafts for kids, story time, adult ukulele jam sessions, and more. 

Dates: Various in April
Location: Facebook Live or Google Hangouts

 

Explore your history
The Exploration Place is currently closed, but you can still learn with them. Join them every day at 10:00 am on their Facebook page for animal visits, science demos, and more. You can also explore the history of Prince George through their online exhibitsThe Railway and Forestry Museum is also closed to the public until further notice but is offering virtual exhibits via its websiteFacebook and Instagram accounts, and its newly launched YouTube channel. There’s no better time like the present to learn about the past!

 Dates: Any day you want!
Location: Facebook Live and The Exploration Place website

 

Participate in the #heartsofpg movement
Join a local movement that has gone international: Hearts of PG. Get your crafting supplies out or anything you have on hand, create some hearts, and put them in your window to show people that we are all still connected even though we can’t physically spend time with each other right now. Make sure to post pictures of your hearts in the Hearts of PG Facebook page using #heartsofpg.

Dates: Any day you want!
Location: Your home and the Hearts of PG Facebook page

 

Watch for event guides to be posted on the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month during 2020! Have a virtual event you want us to share? Email social@tourismpg.com and info@moveupprincegeorge.ca.

Take the grocery shopping stress away and avoid crowded areas and empty shelves while you support local small businesses for your family’s needs this week. Remember to check individual businesses for adjusted hours and operations and practice proper social distancing of 2 meters between shoppers and workers.


1. Pastry Chef
Prince George’s European bakery features not only exceptional bread - their rye bread is worth the splurge - but also dozens of freshly baked treats from pastries, speciality loaves and pies. You’ll have a hard time choosing between the freshly made buns, pretzels, sweet bites and more.

All seating has been removed, takeout only.


Photo: Birch & Boar

2. Birch & Boar Charcuterie & Provisions
A small artisan butchery, Birch & Boar provides all the staples to create an impressive charcuterie board, has shelves full of high-quality pantry staples and hundreds of different meat cuts. Don’t miss the chance to try their popular Nancy’s bacon, or give one of their dry-aged steaks a go on the BBQ. Meat packs, vegetables and staples all available in store.


To limited foot traffic, customers are limited and curbside pick-up is encouraged. Call in your orders at 250.960.2292

 

 

3. Prestige Hotel & Grand Trunk Tavern
Last week, the Prestige Treasure Cove Hotel & Grand Trunk Tavern announced they would be offering a temporary grocery delivery service for folks across Prince George. Locals can now order staples through the hotel’s business suppliers, at cost, and have items delivered to their front door for a minimal fee.

Contact princegeorgechef@prestigehotels.ca or by phone at 250.614.9111. Currently, the menu is limited, but requests can be made to bring in most products.

 



4. PG Farmers’ Market
While the Prince George Farmers’ Market is closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many vendors are taking online and phone orders to get you the products you need. Below is a list of vendors taking orders as of March 20, 2020.

 

  • Summer Field Farms | Summerfieldfarms.ca | 250.962.2727 | Eggs, beef & pies
  • Little Leaf Farms | littleleaffarmspg@gmail.com | 250.640.5356 | Microgreens & lettuce
  • Viola Organics | teri@violaorganics.a | 778-349-5165 | Soap, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Eau Shoots | 778.349.0779 | Tilapia, microgreens and lettuce
  • Silver Maple Farms | 250.564.2355 | Eggs, Lamb & Pork
  • Cariboo Growers Farm | Contact Through Facebook | Beef, potatoes, various produce
  • Tenish Farm | tenishfarm.ca | 250.981.6164 | Pork & Lamb
  • October Farm | emyers.of@gmail.com | 250.640.4465 | Bison

 

Please reach out to the Market Manager at manager.farmersmarketpg@gmail.com if you have any questions or have inquiries about other vendors not listed.



5. Local Butcheries
Get fresh custom cuts right from the butcher, or enjoy a wide range of pre-packaged meats ready to grill. Try pre-marinated chicken, dried sausage or save a few pennies by purchasing a bulk freezer pack full of staples such as ground beef, chicken, steaks and more. Don’t forget to grab some classic rubs and BBQ sauces when you order.

 




Photo: PGI Market

6. Deli Markets 
If you need to get your hands on some authentic European goods, you can’t go wrong with Adria Deli and Foothills Foods. Full of cheeses, European sweet treats and speciality canned goods, you’re likely to find those hard to get items here. All three stores also offer easy to-go meals, from sandwiches to quick bites like salads and burgers. Check their individual websites for more details.

 

 

7. The Black Clover / The Twisted Cork
Launched on Saturday, April 4th the Black Clover and the Twisted Cork announced a variety pre-built grocery boxes for purchase. Currently offered are dairy, produce and pantry packages with more boxes being created for Easter and into the future. Boxes can be purchased online with deliveries occurring on Wednesday and Fridays from 2-5pm.

We polled a few Prince George experts and put together a few ideas to help you beat the boredom, de-stress and disconnect in our beautiful outdoors, all while maintaining proper social distancing. 

 

Join The Heart Hunt - #heartsofpg
Created by local Bailey Grose to encourage our community to come together, get outside and do something fun. To participate, simply put a heart in your window - colour them, paint them, print them and more! Then go outside, walk around and see how many you can find in your neighbourhood or across Prince George. A perfect activity for kids (and adults) of any age!

Follow #heartsofpg on Facebook and Instagram.





Take A Walk
Prince George has over 120 parks of all shapes and sizes within city limits. Grab your walking shoes and visit trails like Ferguson Lake, Wilson Park, Forest for the World or the popular Cottonwood Island Nature Park.

You can access a full list of our city trails here: City Parks & Trails


#SupportPG Businesses
This is a tough time for our local shops and restaurants. While many are closing their storefronts and dining rooms to the public, there are other ways you can still support them. Order food for take-out/delivery, buy gift cards for future use or order gifts and other local wares online.


The Prince George Chamber of Commerce has created a round-up of local businesses who are remaining open and adjusting their operating procedures during these times. 

You can check out the list here: What's Open In Prince George

 

 

Take A Virtual Class

  • Try an online cooking class with Petra from It’s All About Coffee and Food. Classes are being heavily discounted and are offered through Skype and Facetime.
     
  • Your yoga practice can continue uninterrupted with live-streamed and free mini-classes from Chinook Yoga and Yoga PG.
     
  • Sign up for online art classes with Watts Art Academy. You’ll still learn great techniques, connect with others and have a ton of fun in these virtual experiences. Upcoming classes include all age ranges and varies from watercolour, beadwork, acrylic, ink and more. Art kits are available for delivery.

 

 

 

Exercise Fido
Our furry friends still need to stretch and run, so try visiting some of Prince George’s designated dog parks to get some fresh air for both you and your dog. With four parks to choose from, owners can decide between two fenced-in parks (Duchess Park and Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick Bravery Park) and the local favourites Moore’s Meadow and Ginter’s Field.

 



 Cozy Up With Your Family For Game Night
Northern Lights Estate Winery, Blissful Bubbles Boutique, Rocky Mt. Chocolate and Wonderland Games have all collaborated together to bring folks some much-needed relaxation. Featuring a variety of care packages full of wine, chocolate, bath treats and of course games to keep you entertained as you self isolate.

Check out the packages here: Online Shop

Explore Our History
Discover Prince George’s past, and find some of the most important historic sites. With over 55 interpretive signs placed across the city, folks can digitally enjoy the Downtown Heritage Walking Tour or visit in-person on a self-guided walking tour using your smartphone. Begin your virtual tour here: Heritage Tour

The Exploration Place website is home to eight online exhibits. Wander through pages and images to get a glimpse of life as a child in the early 1900s, browse over 10,000 photographs taken by settlers coming to Prince George and the surrounding towns, or discover the unique fossils found in Northern BC and more. Online Exhibits 

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - VISITOR INFORMATION COUNSELLOR

About Tourism Prince George:

Tourism Prince George Society operates as the destination marketing/management organization within the city of Prince George. Our team works closely with our local tourism partners to develop innovative campaigns that will drive visitation to Prince George.

Position:

Visitor Information Counsellor
Part-time summer employment runs from May to September 2020

Job Description:

The role of the Visitor Information Counsellor is to maximize the economic benefits of tourism by promoting tourism products and services. Reporting to the Manager, Visitor Services you will be responsible for the effective delivery of travel information to visitors that come through the Visitor Information Centre with the goal to extend their length of stay and ensure that they have remarkable travel experience in the region.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide accurate information on tourism products and services based on visitor requests regarding destinations, transportation, accommodation, options and costs, etc.
  • Assist visitor inquiries in person, by phone, and via email and ensure visitor understanding of the information provided
  • Provide mobile visitor services at local events and festivals throughout the season
  • Promote and sell tourism products and services
  • Book accommodations, transportation, etc. reservations using computerized reservation
  • Develop a strong knowledge of Tourism Prince George’s stakeholders to best promote and sell their products and services
  • Gather and record accurate visitor statistics
  • Post current event information of interest to visitors and locals
  • Participate in familiarization tours and stakeholder presentations
  • Ensure brochure racks are fully stocked and resource materials are accurate and up-to-date
  • Stock and sell retail merchandise and handle cash transactions
  • Provide assistance and support to other Tourism Prince George departments and other administrative duties as required
  • Comply with professional dress code and follow all Standard Operating Procedures as outlined for the Visitor Centre

Requirements:

  • Currently a fulltime post-secondary student in an accredited institution
  • Excellent customer service skills with previous front line sales experience
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of local attractions, transportation and accommodations
  • Knowledge of Prince George, surrounding areas and British Columbia
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and results-oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and effectively multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organization skills with the ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative in any given situation
  • Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of social media tools
  • Customer service certifications (ie. WorldHost, Destination BC’s VIC Certification) or post-secondary education in a related field is an asset
  • Knowledge of a second language and a valid driver’s license is an asset but not required
  • Must be flexible to work a variety of shifts including weekdays, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be flexible to work mornings and evenings (Visitor Information seasonal hours are 8:00 am – 7:00 pm daily)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

Application Process:

Please email your resume and cover letter to Tourism Prince George by March 20th, 2020. We thank all candidates in advance for their interest; however only those short listed will be contacted for an interview.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $14.60 /year

Experience:

  • customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

We all could use a little more family time, and with Family Day long weekend right around the corner - now is the perfect time to get together with your favourite people. Here’s a handful of fun and interactive events to keep you busy this long weekend:



Enjoy A Kinderconcert | Saturday, Feb. 15
Enjoy a purely interactive and children-focused concert by the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Focusing on fun, games and movement, kids will be exposed to a variety of musical sounds and instruments in this one-hour performance. Perfect for ages 3 -10.

Isitwendam (An Understanding) | Friday – Sunday
Isitwendam comes to Prince George fresh off its world premiere in Toronto. An amazing one-person performance, Meegwun Fairbrother takes on nine different roles, with an amazing digital and video design that will leave you in awe! The story follows Brendan White, a half Ojibway, half-white, young man who is hired by Aboriginal Affairs to discredit a Residential School survivor’s claim. Follow Brendan’s journey as his life is turned upside down in this uplifting, powerful and often humorous play.

Skate The Day Away | Friday – Monday
Lace-up those skates and bring the whole family to a local rink. Public skating is scheduled for Friday night, Saturday and Monday at either the Rolling Mix Arena and Elkscentre Arena. Or drop by the Prince George Outdoor Ice Oval for a sunny outdoor skate, weather dependant.





2020 Caledonia Wine Tour | Saturday, Feb. 15
This is an event for the “big kids” - rent or bring your own skies to the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club and hit the trails while you stop at a variety of sample stations pouring local BC wines. Tickets include 5 wine tastings, a hot meal and your trail pass.

Prince George Skijoring 2020 | Sunday, Feb. 16
Dress warmly, and stop by the rodeo grounds behind the CN Centre to see Skijoring in action! Watch as skiers compete in competitive timed races that include snow jumps and a variety of relays – all while being powered by galloping horses and riders! A crazy afternoon of winter sport and spirit.

Go For A Dip | Sunday, Feb. 16

Visit the Four Seasons Leisure Pool with the whole family for a free public swim between 4-6 pm. Enjoy the family swimming pool, diving boards, waterslide and lap lanes.


 

Visit Ness Lake | Monday, Feb. 17
Head to Ness Lake for a free lunch, treats, a hot beverage bar, and a full day of fun activities. Hit up the climbing wall, zip line, snow hill and more with your kids or just stand by and watch while the kids tire themselves out.

Choo-choo! | Monday, Feb. 17
If you missed the “Celebration of Lights” back in December, now is your chance! The Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum will flick the switch one last time on their 10,000+ light display. Take a free ride on the Cottonwood Minirail Express, enjoy the various craft stations and walk through the historic displays with a hot drink in hand between 4-8pm

Fear Factor Challenge | Monday, Feb. 17
Kids 5-12 are encouraged to participate in a variety of Fear Factor themed games and activities! Teams will be split into two, and compete together for the winning title. Registration is required.


Try It At Engage Sport North | Monday, Feb. 17
This is your opportunity to get active and try out a new indoor sport free of charge while being entered to win some amazing prizes. A variety of sports stations will be set up and folks can try out soccer, wheelchair basketball, pickleball and more.

Get Your Rollerblades Ready! | Monday, Feb. 17
Come join the Prince George Dome, from 2 - 4 pm for public roller-skating! Cost is $5 a person, rentals included. A great way to get out of the house with your family, enjoy a fun energetic environment with music, concession, air hockey, foose ball and skating!

Exploration Place | Monday, Feb. 17
Visit the Exploration Place for an educational day where families can learn the science, history and art behind crystal singing bowls and the mathematical equations such as “the golden ratio”. Participants will have opportunities to recreate sounds and co-create music together. Admission to the galleries is also  ½ price all day.

Hit The Hill| Monday, Feb. 17
Get some runs in at the Hart Ski Hill. With 50% off lift passes and 50% off rentals, families can have an affordable day enjoying the slopes. Over lunch, Wendys will be on site with hamburgers, chilli, and frosty’s available all by donation.

The deep freeze of January is over but winter isn’t quite done yet with a large amount of snow in the forecast for February. Luckily, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor events to get you through February and into the hopefully warmer days of March. Here’s our monthly event wrap up for February we put together in partnership with Tourism Prince George.



Celebrate cultural diversity with the FrancoFUN Winter Festival
The 35th Winter Festival – FrancoFUN hosted Les Cercle des Canadiens Francais is underway in Prince George. The festival kicked off with a Coldsnap Winter Music Festival concert, but if you missed the show, not to worry. There’s still plenty of fun to be had, including a senior’s lunch, a movie night, and a Sugar Shack including a brunch, silent auction and music.

 Date: February 3 – 8, 2020
Location: Various

 



Watch Finding Nemo at the pool
A movie night, at the pool? That’s right. Head to the Prince George Aquatic Centre this weekend to splash around with your kids while watching Finding Nemo. Regular admission rates apply but you’ll have above average fun.

Date: February 7, 2020
Location: Prince George Aquatic Centre

 



Enjoy a night of jazz and blues
Award-winning international jazz and blues singer Maureen Washington is returning to her hometown of Prince George to perform for the first time in three years. She’ll be joined by Victoria, BC musicians Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, and Damian Graham. You can grab your tickets through Central Interior Tickets.

 Date: February 8, 2020
Location: PG Playhouse

 



Downtown Winterfest
Downtown Winterfest hits the Canada Games Plaza once again in February, bringing you a winter market, music, a s’mores competition, an ice slide, snow and ice sculptures, and plenty of other fun for the whole family. The best part: this event is FREE to attend! Just make sure to bring some cash for the s’mores and the winter market.

Date: February 9, 2020
Location: Canada Games Plaza

 



Get Loose with Brews & Juice
If you love yoga, craft beer, and cold-pressed juice, this event is for you. Trench Brewing & Distilling, Col Juicery, and Chinook Yoga are teaming up to bring you a mid-morning all-level yoga class. Stick around after for a flight of cold-pressed juice, craft beer, or both! Tickets are limited, so get yours before they’re gone.


Date: February 9, 2020
Location: Trench Brewing & Distilling

 



Valentine’s Day
Looking for something fun to do with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? These events will make sure you’re fed and entertained. Some of them even give you the chance to get a little artsy!

 

Date: February 14 and 15, 2020
Location: Various

 



Family Day fun at Ness Lake Bible Camp
If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family on Family Day, then head to Ness Lake for a free lunch, treats, a hot beverage bar, and a full day of fun activities. Hit up the climbing wall, zip line, snow hill, and more with your kids or just stand by and watch if these activities aren’t for you. 

Date: February 17, 2020
Location: Ness Lake Bible Camp

 

Northern Lights Winter Wine Festival – Mulled Wine Contest
If you enjoy mulled wine, this festival is for you. Grab your tickets for the Northern Lights Winter Wine Festival for your chance to sample a variety of delicious mulled wines paired with tasty snacks. Vote on your favourites and take home a tasting mug.

Date: February 29, 2020
Location: Northern Lights Estate Winery

 

For more events happening in February, make sure to follow the City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George event calendars. Watch for the posting of event guides posted on the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month during 2020! Have an event you want us to share? Email social@tourismpg.com and info@moveupprincegeorge.ca.

I must start by saying, I admittedly used to be a skeptic of fatbikes. I used to look at them and think there was no way that could be fun, and that they looked ridiculous and would not be an enjoyable experience. As a mountain bike rider my whole life, I just couldn't get on board.


This year I tried it out, and boy was I wrong. It is soo much fun!! The ability to ride a bike in the winter is such an amazing novelty for a bike nut like myself. It isn't the same as riding on dirt, but its a new and exciting experience.


Now that I had a bike, I needed to figure out where to ride. Prince George has an amazing mountain bike trail network, so I started exploring. Much to my excitement, the trail's here are awesome.

Prince George should absolutely be a Fat bike destination for you to consider. We have a couple of zones that are just awesome to pedal and with the community getting larger and larger more and more trails will open up to shred on your fatbike.


My favourite zone in PG has to be forest for the world. This extensive area of trails has endless loops of packed single track goodness that makes any winter weekend an awesome one for pedalling. The trails are all very well mapped out in the field as well as on popular trail map apps such as Trailforks.

It's not only the rad trails we have, but it's also the wonderful community of fat bikers that make PG and awesome place to ride in the winter. I have met so many awesome people out and about who all have the sane giant grins on their face as they pedal during months that were previously inaccessible to ride a bike.

 

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