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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.

 

 

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 

 

The sun is a little sleepier, the air a bit crisper, and the leaves are full of colourful red and yellow hues. To help get in the spirit of cozy sweaters and pumpkin flavoured everything, we’ve rounded up some of the best seasonal to-do’s for you to enjoy this fall.


1. Get Comfy
Cozy up for a while by the big windows inside Café Voltaire and dig into your next read while sipping on one of the café’s delicious hot drinks or enjoying a fall-themed sweet treat. Need a suggestion? Word on the street is the seasonal pumpkin-spiced latte has returned for the rest of 2019.


2. Fall Festivities
On October 14, enjoy the fresh fall air at Huble Homestead during a good old pioneer Thanksgiving. Partake in the old-fashioned activity stations and see if you can create the scariest scarecrow or bob for apples. Wrap up the festivities by snuggling up by the warm bonfire with a hot mug of cider and roast some marshmallows.

3. Meander Through Cottonwood Park
Take the bikes out for a ride or explore the countless trails around Cottonwood Island Nature Park by foot while you try to find all the hidden treecarvings. During late September the forest comes alive in a beautiful sky of yellow and red, so don’t forget to take your camera with you for some candid photos along the riverbanks.

4. Go Camping
You’ll need to bundle up more, and pack heavier gear but shoulder season camping trips can be an absolute gem at this time of year. The crowds are mostly gone, the hiking trails are waiting for you and the lake’s reflection of autumn colours can be an absolute stunner while you cruise around the water during an afternoon paddle.

5. Harvest Time
Food is a plenty, and the local Farmer’s Markets are overflowing with the best produce you can buy. Head down together as a family to pick up your local meats, veggies and staples for your next dinner feast and enjoy sampling the local goodies and live music while you take in the bustling atmosphere.

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