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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!

Dates: Thursday-Sundays
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 social@tourismpg.com and info@moveupprincegeorge.ca

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
Location: Zoom

 

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 social@tourismpg.com and info@moveupprincegeorge.ca.

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

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.

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.

Once the excitement of the holidays has come and gone, January says hello with cold winter nights, dumps of fresh powder and freezing temperatures. To beat the winter blues, we’ve put together an exciting monthly event wrap up, in partnership with Move Up Prince George, to give you some ideas on how to enjoy your first month of 2020.


Champions of Magic
Prince George is the only stop in British Columbia for these five world-class illusionists. Performing at the CN Centre in late January, you’ll be blown away with an array of stunning stage-filled illusions, unbelievable mind-reading and close-up magic by some of the best performers in the world.


Date: January 26, 2020
Location: CN Centre


Gin Blossom: A Speakeasy
Enjoy the beginning of the ’20s all over again with this clever 1920’s throwback event. Featuring a gin cocktail competition, guest bartenders will be creating signature drinks for guests to rate all the while classic tunes, costumes and dancing will be in full swing.

Date: January 18, 2020
Location: Theatre NorthWest


Coldsnap
Prince George’s main winter music festival is about to kick things up a notch and will blow those winter blues away. With a massive array of talent coming in from across the country, folks will experience a wide variety of genres, styles and artists. Enjoy a night of laid-back blue-grass blues, or energizing yourself with some world-class hip-hop or rich Irish-influenced fiddle tunes.

Date: January 24 - February 1, 2020
Location: Multiple Locations


We Will Rock You
This musical is a quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders. Featuring music from the famous Queen, this tale combines theatrical performances with rock n’ roll. The story follows two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, on a quest to save rock n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world.


Date: January 14, 2020
Location: CN Centre


Dine Around
The 2020 Dine Around festival is coming to Prince George! Hosted for 18 years in the Thompson Okanagan, this tasty festival will be making its way north and encouraging residences to tantalize their tastebuds across the city. With three Prince George restaurants participating, guests can choose between different interpretations of the special three-course menus - all paired with BC wines, spirits and beers.

Date:
January 15 - February 2, 2020
Location: Multiple Locations

The festive season is getting into full swing and it’s almost time to say goodbye to another year and welcome a new one. Here’s our monthly event wrap up we put together in partnership with Tourism Prince George to give you some ideas for how to enjoy December and ring in 2020.

 

Bundle up and enjoy colourful light displays

There’s nothing like colourful lights to get you in the holiday spirit, and lucky for those of us who live in Prince George, there are several displays happening in December. So put on your puffiest jacket and warmest toque and mitts, grab your family and friends, and head to one or all of these displays.

  • Candy Cane Lane: This lights display is a labour of love for the people who spend countless hours decorating their homes to bring Candy Cane Lane to life every holiday season. Head to McKenzie Avenue and drive or walk around the neighbourhood to enjoy the cheerfully decorated houses. Make sure to dress warmly and bring a thermos of hot chocolate!

  • Celebration of Lights: You don’t want to miss this lights display happening from December 18th – 24th. With over 100,000 lights, the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum transforms into a true winter wonderland during the Celebration of Lights. Enjoy a walk through the displays or hop on the Cottonwood Minirail Express to explore the 8-acre park and make sure to check out the Christmas Village. Feeling chilly? Warm up with some hot chocolate and snacks by the bonfires. 

  • Light Up the Orchard: Enjoy a family friendly walking tour of a stunning lights display at the Northern Light’s Estate Winery’s orchards until December 23rd. Kids can enjoy a free hot chocolate and adults get a $3 discount on a bottle of wine. Admission to Light up the Orchard is $5. 

 

The Nutcracker

This seasonal favourite is back and ready to entertain the whole family. Judy Russell Presents is once again bringing you The Nutcracker ballet featuring the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Treat your family to this beloved local tradition this holiday season.

Date: December 19-22, 2019
Location: Vanier Hall

 

Trench Artisan Craft Fair

Did you miss the craft fairs in November or want to get one more in before the season is over? Head to Trench Brewing and Distilling on December 8th for the Sip and Shop Event. Enjoy an intimate setting for shopping from an amazing group of very talented local vendors. The best part? You can sip craft beer while you shop! 

Date: December 8, 2019, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Trench Brewing and Distilling

 

Watch a Kings or Cougars game

Need a break from all of the lights, cookies, hot chocolate, shopping, and festivities? Head to a Spruce Kings or Cougars game for some good ‘ol fashioned hockey entertainment. The holidays will still be there to enjoy when the game is over!

Date: December
Location: Rolling Mix Concrete Arena and CN Centre

 

New Year’s Eve

It’s hard to believe 2019 is almost over. We’re sure more New Year’s Eve celebration events will pop-up throughout December, but for now, here are a few options for you to consider when deciding how to ring in the New Year.


For more events happening in December, make sure to follow the City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George event calendars. Watch for monthly event guides to be posted on the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month during 2019! Have an event you want us to share? Email social@tourismpg.com and info@moveupprincegeorge.ca.

The fall chill is definitely in the air but luckily, there are plenty of events happening in October to keep you busy and warm. Here’s our monthly event wrap up we put together in partnership with Tourism Prince George to give you some ideas for how to enjoy October.

 

Find some treasures at the city’s biggest garage sale
Calling all treasure hunters and deal lovers: the Junk in the Trunk garage sale is back! People eager to clear out their homes before winter will be crowding into the CN Centre parking lot on Saturday, October 5th. Make sure to get there when the sale starts at 9:00 am as the bargains being offered by up to 125 vendors won’t last long.

Date: October 5, 2019
Location: CN Centre parking lot

 

TEDxUNBC 2019: Past the Future
A mix of entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, and a performing artist are on the roster for the next TEDxUNBC. The 10 speakers will discuss the 2019 theme of Past the Future. Make sure to grab a ticket before they sell out, as this event is always popular.

Date: October 5, 2019
Location: University of Northern British Columbia

 

Aaron Pritchett – “Out on the Town” tour
As he prepares to release his 8th studio album, Canadian country music star Aaron Pritchett is bringing his “Out on the Town” tour to Prince George. He just released his single “Better When I Do”, which has hit the top of the Canadian country radio charts. If you’re a fan, grab your ticket from Heartbreakers.

Date: October 5, 2019
Location: Heartbreakers

 

Dracula: The Bloody Truth
Theatre NorthWest is offering a special presentation of Dracula: The Bloody Truth just in time for Halloween. This comedy is hysterical and thrilling but only suitable for ages 14 and older.

Date: October 24, 2019
Location: Theatre NorthWest

 

2019 Artisans of the North Fair
The Artisans of the North Fair offers one-of-a-kind, quality, handcrafted gifts created by over 90 of the region’s artisans that are sure to please everyone on your gift-giving list. Parking and admission to the Fair are free!

Date: October 26 and 27, 2019
Location: University of Northern BC

 

Spooktacular Halloween events
Looking for something fun to do for Halloween? Or maybe a few scares? There are plenty of Halloween celebrations happening at the end of October to get you in the Halloween spirit.

  • Halloween at the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum: Bundle up and head to the Railway and Forestry Museum for Haunted Train Tours to The Final Stop. You have two chances to catch a haunted train tour and indulge in Bone-Dogs and Witches’ Brew: October 19th and 26th. Admission is free with a non-perishable food item donation to the St. Vincent de Paul’s food bank.

  • Halloween Spooktacular: A family favourite, Halloween Spooktacular returns to Huble Homestead on October 25th and 26th. This bone-chilling, hair-raising event offers a range of festive and spooky experiences for those who are faint of heart or very brave. Make sure to bring a flashlight, wear waterproof footwear, and dress warmly.

  • 19+ Menagerie: Zombie Beach Party: The 9th incarnation of this annual fundraising event hosted by Two Rivers Gallery promises to be a spectacular evening of entertainment, food, fun, and games. There’s no need to dress up like a zombie but you do need to be 19+ to attend this October 26th event.

  • Creepy Crawly Halloween:  Throw on your best costume and head to the Legion for A Creepy Crawly Halloween with Flying Machine, Children of the Wave, and The Brain Porter. Like many Halloween events, this one is happening on October 26th.

  • Pumpkin Walk: The Northern Lights Estate Winery is once again hosting a Pumpkin Walk. Head to the winery on October 27th to take a spooky walk down a path lined with carved pumpkins while haunting music plays in the background. Bring your carved pumpkin for a chance to win a prize and make sure to dress up.

For more events happening in October, make sure to follow the City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George event calendars. Watch for monthly event guides to be posted on the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month during 2019! Have an event you want us to share? Email social@tourismpg.com and info@moveupprincegeorge.ca.

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