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Long days and warm nights have finally arrived. Take advantage of the summer weather, and enjoy the best Prince George has to offer. Many local businesses are beginning to open, and with that some physical-distancing friendly events too. Here’s our monthly event wrap up for July that we put together in partnership with Move Up Prince George.
Yoga In The Orchard
Join Rachelle from Sunset Studios as she guides you through a 1-hour Yoga practice by the Riverside Orchard, at Northern Lights Estate Winery. Attendees must bring their own mat, and follow social distancing markers. Limited attendance, pre-booking encouraged.
Dates: Mondays July 6, 13, 20, 27
Location: Northern Lights Estate Winery
Pride Week Car Parade
Enjoy a front-row view on your lawn, and have a picnic as the Pride Car Parade makes its way around town. Local artists are working with the PGQC Pride Jam for Youth to have a concert live-streamed on social media during the parade.
Dates: Saturday, July 4
Location: Across Prince George
SUMMERFEST - Take It Home
This July, folks can enjoy the classic Summerfest celebrations with a new twist. Enjoy some togetherness with families and friends in your own backyards, with fabulous local food from downtown restaurants and family party packages and virtual entertainment online and on the local radio stations. There’s too much to fit into our little blog, so visit downtownpg.com/summerfest for all the details.
Date: July 12, 2020
Location: Wherever you choose!
The Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum is Open!
After a short hiatus, the Railway & Forestry Museum is now open for visitors. Guests will notice some of the exhibits are closed, including the min-rail, but many of the giant and historic items remain on display. Additional phases of the museum are set to open later in the summer, and extra cleaning and physical distancing precautions have been taken to ensure everyone’s safety.
Dates: Wednesday - Sunday
Location: Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum
Enjoy The Wildflowers At Goodsir Nature Park
With the extra rain this summer, the wildflowers are beautiful and in full bloom at Goodsir Nature Park. On Canada Day, take the family out for a stroll through the many trails to see the botanical displays. Both museums are now open, and brimming with information and beautiful displays. Jim Good will be on-site Canada Day, with complimentary refreshments for all visitors. Entrance fee is by donation.
Date: Canada Day, and throughout July
Location: Goodsir Nature Park
Celebrate Canada Day With A Sugar Maple!
Canada Day is looking a little different this year, but you can still make it special. Bring home your very own sugar maple sapling to plant at your cabin, or your backyard and watch it grow. All proceeds go towards supporting Spinal Cord Injury BC’s program and services. Saplings start around 10-12 inches but will be 2-3 feet tall by next summer.
Dates: Trees available until sold out
Location: Online | In-person pick-up on July 1st @ Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum
Visit The Local Farmers’ Market
With warm weather, comes an abundance of local veggies grown right around Prince George. Visit the Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings to get your hands on some delicious and locally grown produce and enjoy fresh herbs, fruits, baked goods, bread, meats and more. A number of safety measures are in effect and a shopping limit of 50 people at a time is in place.
Dates: Saturdays, July 4, 11, 18, 25
Location: Northern Lights Estate Winery
Huble Homestead - Scavenger Saturday
The perfect outing for groups to take on at their own pace! This self-guided activity day will have you exploring the homestead as you work together with your family or friends to find all the items on a scavenger hunt list, as well as complete all the activities listed! From dressing up in pioneer costume, to working on your horseshoe game, your group will have to complete a variety of tasks before our staff will declare you finished! Pack a lunch and spend a few hours of your Saturday at the homestead working at your own pace to complete the challenge.
If you can’t make it for July 25, Huble Homestead is open to visitors all summer long.
Dates: Saturday, July 25
Location: Huble Homestead
Drive-In Movie Night
The Park Drive-In Theatre is now open for the summer season! Movies change nightly and run Thursday-Sunday. Be sure to check out the concession and grill which offers everything - popcorn, nachos, burgers, hot dogs, and a variety of refreshments - at prices that are hard to beat anywhere!
Location: Park Drive-In Theatre
Yoga In The Park
Yoga In The Park is back! Classes are held at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park three times a week, rain or shine. Join Chinook Yoga for an evening class on Tuesday & Thursday or try a Sunday morning routine instead. Classes limits and distancing restrictions are in place.
Dates: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Location: Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park
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 an event you want us to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
As a Prince George local, you are the heart of our community. It is crucial that we understand your thoughts and feelings in welcoming visitors back to our city.
In March 2020, the tourism industry came to an abrupt halt due to COVID-19 imposed travel restrictions. Slowly, taking the lead from our provincial health offer and health minister, we are interested in understanding how tourism plays a part in the thoughtful and cautious re-opening of our local business and economy.
The BC Government has started relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, allowing people to gather in groups of up to six and at events of up to 50 while following physical distancing measures. Many events are still being held online, but there are some new in-person options to look forward to in June that weren’t possible in previous months. Discover some ways to make sure you have a fun June by reading our event wrap up that we put together in partnership with Tourism Prince George.
Father’s Day Cruise for a Cause
The Prince George Cruisin’ Classics has cancelled the 2020 Father’s Day Show-n-Shine, but never fear classic vehicle lovers! The club is hosting the Father’s Day Cruise for a Cause in its place. Participants of previous Father’s Day Show-n-Shines will gather at the CN Centre parking lot before setting out on a 50-70 km drive around the city so people can safely enjoy looking at their favourite classic vehicles. Organizers have consulted with the BC Health Authority and the City of Prince George to ensure the parade adheres to mass gathering and physical distancing requirements. Each participant will be asked to make a cash donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank in any amount they can afford.
Date: June 21, 2020
Location: See link for parade map
Kids Drive-In Trivia Multiple Choice Madness
Get your kids back into learning mode as they transition from home schooling to in-person classes with Kids Drive-in Trivia. This week’s theme is multiple choice questions aimed at kids in grades 1-5. Make sure to register for this event using the Facebook link provided as there is a 50 car maximum.
Date: June 5, 2020
Location: CN Centre parking lot
The Farmers’ Market is back!
Have you been craving fresh locally produced veggies and fruits, baked goods, and meat? You’re in luck as the Prince George Farmers’ Market is set to reopen on June 6th after a 10-week hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. A number of safety measures are in effect and the number of patrons on site are limited to 50 at a time to continue curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Date: June 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2020 from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Farmers’ Market Building at 3rd Avenue and Quebec Street
Help your kids connect with nature
With the warmer weather and restrictions on hanging out with people indoors who aren’t members of your household, there’s no time like the present to start spending more time outdoors. The YMCA Child Care Resource and Referral Centre is helping with this by offering two workshops to help you explore nature: Loving Outdoors through Literature and Connections in Nature.
Date: June 6 and 9, 2020
2020 PGCC Kids Race Series and Enduros
The Prince George Cycling Club is gearing up for the 2020 Kids Race Series and Enduros. The series is for kids of any age up to 14, including run bikes. The first race is being held on June 5th, with monthly races to be held into September.
Dates: June 5, 2020
Location: Otway Nordic Ski Club
Beat the Bugs Trail Race 2020
The 11th Beat the Bugs Trail Race is being held at the scenic Otway Nordic Ski Centre on June 20th. Sign up for the 5 km or 10 km course and get ready to run. There’s also a 1 km option for kids.
Date: June 20, 2020
Location: Otway Nordic Ski Centre
The Hart Market Bake Sale
The Hart Market is holding a bake sale featuring delicious baked goods and a selection of summer clearance items from Simply Beautiful. Physical distancing will be practiced and heightened cleaning measures will be in place.
Date: June 13, 2020
Location: Hart Market
Drive-In movie night
The Park Drive-In Theatre is open for the summer season! After making some operational adjustments, you can now enjoy a night out from the safety of your own vehicles. Movies change nightly and run Thursday - Sunday.
Dates: Thursday - Sunday, June 2020
Location: Park Drive-In Theatre
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 exhibits. There’s no better time than the present to learn about the past!
Dates: Any day you want!
Location: Facebook Live and The Exploration Place website
Join the Prince George Library for virtual events
The Prince George Public Library is continuing to offer events via Facebook Live and Google Hangouts. Join them throughout June for the following virtual events:
Date: Throughout June
Location: Facebook Live and Google Hangouts
Learn all about recycling and composting
Have some extra time on your hands and want to learn how to live more sustainably? Check out one of the following workshops being hosted by REAPS in June.
Date: Throughout June
Location: Via Zoom and at REAPS
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 or small in-person event you want us to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Dates: Every Wednesday & Friday
Location: CN Centre Parking Lot, Near The Entrance
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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
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?
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 exhibits. The Railway and Forestry Museum is also closed to the public until further notice but is offering virtual exhibits via its website, Facebook 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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
Please reach out to the Market Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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.
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