Earlier this month the City of Prince George opened a brand new greenspace to the public – Nechako Riverside Park. As the latest addition to Prince George this riverfront space, just located on the north side of the Nechako River and Foothills Boulevard, offers locals and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Nechako River just outside the city centre.

Through careful planning, the park provides accessible and easy walking paths for tiny feet and wheelchairs alike. With a gradual five percent grade down to the water, taking gear or even a kayak will be easy, as the wide gravel path casually zig-zags its way to the riverside from the upper parking lot.

From the bottom of the bank, many scattered benches and picnic tables are available to choose from, and the tables have been specifically developed to cater to wheelchairs and mobility aids. From the left, a large open field has been cleared to allow for fun family activities such as frisbee and bocce ball, while to the right and past the bridge, the walking trails have been untouched and left forested for exploration. For the more adventurous a canoe launch has been developed on the riverbank, providing the perfect starting or finishing spot for a classic float down the Nechako River. 

Next time you visit the Nechako Riverside Park tag your photos with #takeonPG on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook - we’d love to see your take.

 

Summer is on the way to Prince George and you should celebrate by checking out some great events! Here’s our event wrap up for the month of May in partnership with Move Up Prince George.

 

Have some laughs with Derek Edwards

Get your tickets to be entertained by Just for Laughs veteran Derek Edwards for 90 minutes. Edwards is considered among the comic elite as a four time nominee and winner of Best Standup Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards and holds multiple Gemini nominations for Best Performance in a Comedy.

Date: June 9, 2019
Location: Prince George Playhouse

 

Judas Priest with Uriah Heep

For the first time, Judas Priest is coming to Prince George. Don’t miss your chance to see one of rock’s most legendary bands perform live at the CN Centre.

Date: June 14, 2019
Location: CN Centre

 

Get your steampunk on

Visit the Railway & Forestry Museum during Steampunk Days 2019 and be teleported into an era where Victorian glamour meets the Industrial Age. Dress in your favourite Steampunk garb, or other costumes and join in the fun! There will be pioneer blacksmith demonstrations, wood turners activities, crafts, rides on the Cottonwood Minitrain and more!

Date: June 14 – 16, 2019
Location: Railway and Forestry Museum

 

Father’s Day events:

As is the case every year, there are plenty of things to do with your Dad on Father’s Day. Check out the list below for ideas on how you can celebrate the day with your Dad!

Date: June 14 – 16, 2019
Location: Various

 

Run to beat the bugs at Otway

If you want to get active in June, sign up for the 5 or 10 kilometre portion of the Beat the Bugs Trail Race at the Otway Nordic Centre. Enjoy running cross-country and single track trails as you take in the surrounding scenery. This event also offers a free 1 kilometre race for kids.

Date: June 15, 2019
Location: Caledonia Nordic Ski Club

 

Murder mystery at Huble Homestead

Are you a murder mystery enthusiast? Then you’ll want to attend Homicide on the Homestead: A Murder Mystery. The Cutbanks Car Club is trying to get to the bottom of the death of their past president, Myrna Lloyd. Register for this event to help solve the case.

Date: June 15, 2019
Location: Huble Homestead Historic Site

 

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The Exploration Place is hosting free National Indigenous Peoples Day activities in its atrium that blend Indigenous languages with computational thinking skills and coding. You can also make a binary beaded bracelet or keychain that codes a word from a local Indigenous language. Free rides on the Little Prince Steam Engine will also be offered.

Date: June 21, 2019
Location: The Exploration Place

 

All the ribs you can eat and beer…what could be better?

Do you love ribs? Then checking out Prince George Ribfest 2019 is a must. This three day event hosted by the Nechako Rotary Club and Pacific Western Brewing features world-class, award winning ribbers from across Canada, plenty of food vendors, live local music, and plenty of beer from Pacific Western Brewing. And the best part, aside from the ribs? This event is free to attend!

Date: June 21 – 23, 2019
Location: Pacific Western Brewing (641 North Nechako Road)

 

Check out Heatwave- Celebrate Culture

This free three-day outdoor cultural festival is a “heatwave” of music and culture which will include live music, interactive cultural performances and displays, vendors, games and activities for all ages. Indulge in delicious flavours from around the world as you enjoy free outdoor performances and concerts showcasing the best of Canadian music in a variety of genres. Head to celebratepg.com for more info.

Date: June 21 – 23, 2019
Location: Canada Games Plaza (808 Canada Games Way)

 

Get out to Goodsir Nature Park

Goodsir Nature Park is celebrating their 30th anniversary! You are invited to join the festivities from June 21-23. There will be free refreshments on Friday June 21st at 7:30pm, and as always admission is by donation.

Date: June 21-23, 2019

Location: Goodsir Nature Park (22825 Old Summit Lake Rd)

 

For more events happening in June, 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.

June might just be the perfect month in Prince George. It’s a great time to be outdoors because the weather is excellent and everyone is smiling as the city says goodbye to winter and hello to spring and summer. Plus, schools aren’t out yet  so there are no crowds to contend with. With all that going for it, here are five reasons to love Prince George in June:

1. Patios: June is the month to grab your sunglasses, find a sunny table, and start enjoying dining al fresco! It’s warm enough that you won’t need that extra layer, but not so hot that you need to worry about burning. And with no crowds, you won’t have to wait for a table. Several of Prince George’s locally-owned restaurants have outdoor seating, including Alpine Pub & Grill, Betulla Burning, B X Neighbourhood Pub, Cimo Mediterranean Grill, CrossRoads Brewing, and Northern Lights Estate Winery. What could be better than lunch, a drink, or appies outside?

2. Off-leash dog parks: You don’t have to own a dog to enjoy a stroll through two of Prince George’s finest parks, and the June weather makes them even better. Nestled between Foothills Blvd., Otway Rd., and 1st Ave., Moore’s Meadow Nature Park is a real gem that bears the namesake of an early pioneer settler of Prince George. There are several kilometers of trails through the forest surrounding the main meadow area, where mowed paths cut through over half a kilometer of tall grass and wildflowers. In Ginter’s Meadow, named after the guy who popularized pull-tab beer cans, a (wide and flat) paved walking path connects three main parking areas/entrances at the western ends of Ferry Ave., Massey Dr., and 18 Ave. Feeling more adventurous? Trails leading up and out of Ginter’s Meadow connect it to the UNBC trail system and, from there, to Forests for the World, which is a fantastic (but not off-leash) park in its own right. In both Moore’s and Ginter’s there are large designated areas where your pooch is allowed to run wild (but under control, please!). Just remember to do the right thing and clean up after your pet. There are free poop bags and trash cans throughout both parks.

3. Local craft beer, cider, and fruit wine: Looking to wet your whistle? Prince George has excellent locally-owned offerings to suit all tastes. Trench Brewing features a variety of fine craft beers and cider in its spacious tasting room, and offers several snack options if you’re looking for some nosh. Want a bigger meal? Try CrossRoads Brewing, where you can pair their craft beers with pizzas from an Italian wood-fired oven, as well as sandwiches, pasta dishes, and more. Or visit Northern Lights Estate Winery, which offers a refined selection of fruit wines made from estate-grown fruit, and a variety of sophisticated tapas, salads, sandwiches, and entrées. Their chic tasting room, bistro, and patio are situated on banks of the Nechako River and offer stunning views of their orchard, with the river below. If you want to take the party to go, both Trench and CrossRoads offer growler fills, and the tasting room at Northern Lights sells their wines by the bottle.

4. Rivers: Prince George has two rivers, and taking a sunny stroll through the many parks and greenbelts situated along them are part of what makes June so special here. Did you know that you can walk from the Cameron St. Bridge all the way to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park? The 5 km walk along the southern bank of the Nechako River and western bank of the Fraser River takes you through Kiwanis Park and Cottonwood Island Nature Park along the way, and the views of the river are a relaxing way to spend any morning, afternoon, or evening – or your lunch hour! Further upriver on the Nechako are Wilkins Regional Park and the new Nechako Riverside Park on Foothills Blvd., both of which have picnic areas in view of the river, and then there’s Wilson Park to the southeast. And don’t forget the fantastic overlooks from LC Gunn Park on the eastern bank of the Fraser. With so many options, get out and enjoy a river walk before the crowds show up!  

5. Trees: Trees are everywhere in Prince George, and June is the perfect time to appreciate them. There are new buds, leaves, and beautiful flowers on the deciduous trees, and the recent rain has caused big splashes of colour all over town. From the furtive faces carved by Elmer Gunderson into the big trees in Cottonwood Island Nature Park, to the endless wooded hills seen when driving south on Foothills Blvd., and all the neighbourhood parks and green spaces in between, being surrounded by trees is one of the best parts of being in Prince George, so get outside and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of spring! Be sure to keep an eye out (and your ears open) for all the migratory birds that have returned to Prince George for the spring and summer.

While checking into the Coast Prince George by APA, your attention is immediately drawn to the gorgeous and clean lobby. This is the first indication of the cleanliness you’ll notice in your room and in all areas of the property. Like most other hotels, your first interaction with the front desk staff sets the tone for your stay. The Coast Prince George by APA was extremely welcoming and friendly from the moment I arrived.

I stayed in a Premium Junior Suite King, which was excellent! This room was perfect for a relaxing stay; the living area would allow for entertaining a small group, or a comfortable setting to watch TV. Each of these styles of room offer a balcony overlooking the downtown area. My room had a lovely view of the city’s primary conference facility, the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre. The origami crane on the bed was a nice touch, a symbol of hospitality in Japanese culture, and a signal that APA is a proud Japanese company that cares about your stay.

After putting my feet up for a short while, I headed down to the lobby for dinner. The Coast Prince George by APA has two restaurants inside the hotel, Winston’s Resto-Bar and Shogun Japanese Steakhouse. Winston’s Resto-Bar is a full service restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (6:30am - 2pm and 4pm - 11pm) and its cozy wing back chairs and oak and brass bar make it a perfect place to recoup after a busy day seeing the sights. Winston’s also hosts events like their weekly Jazz Night on Fridays. I opted to check out the Shogun, a traditional Japanese Steakhouse with teppenyaki-style cooking and an extensive selection of sushi. If you haven’t experience teppenyaki-style cooking, it’s quite the experience. The ability of the chefs to entertain while preparing your food (my favourite was the onion volcano) makes for a memorable dining experience. Not to mention, the food is delicious! If you visit the restaurant in a group of six or more, you’ll typically have the table to yourselves. If you’re alone, you will be seated with another group of people. This could work out in your favour though, Prince Georgians are notoriously friendly; you may find yourself gaining a few new friends over dinner!

Next, I checked out the pool and hot tub. On my way, I spotted the gym area…and kept on walking. My trip was all about relaxation! But from what I saw, it looks excellent. It’s equipped with treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, and free weights. If that doesn’t meet your fitness needs, The Prince George Coast by APA has a partnership with Gold’s Gym where guests receive a pass for only five dollars. The pool area was busy with families, which is always a great sign for hotels. It’s a fairly simple area that would allow guests to swim lengths or soak in the hot tub, the latter of which I happily did.

I decided to call it a night and headed back to my room. The king bed offered a delightful sleep, and a variety of pillow choices ensured I found just the right one. I woke up feeling refreshed and had a cup of coffee from the coffee maker in the room. Perfect way to start the day! The bathroom facilities in the room were also excellent. The lavatory was very modern and clean and, like every room in the hotel, had an Electric Bidet Seat (TOTO® Washlet), another nod to the Japanese culture that the owners are very proud of.

Unfortunately, my stay at the Prince George Coast by APA had come to an end. It was an outstanding experience staying in downtown Prince George. Next time you’re visiting PG, consider checking out the Coast!

What better way to enjoy the fantastic spring weather than by checking out some great events! Here’s our event wrap up for the month of May in partnership with Move Up Prince George.

 

Northern FanCon (May 3-5): Northern FanCon returns for its fifth Anniversary! Go see the awesome selection of guests, vendors, artists, and cosplayers you have come to expect PLUS some special extras at the CN Centre. This year’s lineup includes the original Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, and Alan Tudyk from Star Wars and Firefly. To purchase tickets head to Ticketsnorth.ca.

 

Jack and the Bean (May 6-11): Presentation House Theatre is thrilled to present Linda A. Carson’s enthralling new spin on the much-loved children’s classic, Jack and the Beanstalk. This imaginative adaptation finds Jack surrounded by land that just won’t grow anything. Compelled to sell his beloved toys to feed his hungry family, Jack instead trades them for magic beans, from which a towering beanstalk grows. Jack climbs the beanstalk and is taken on an amazing journey filled with excitement and peril. Children, young and old, will delight in this simple, but highly engaging, environmental tale. For tickets click here: Theatre NorthWest.

 

West Coast Amusement – Prince George May Carnival (May 9-12): Based in British Columbia, West Coast Amusements is the largest Canadian midway operation in western Canada, and one of the few that remains family operated. This fun-filled carnival takes place at the Prince George Exhibition grounds, buy a wristband to access all the rides!

 

Rock of Ages (May 10): The mind-blowing, face melting, nothin’ but a good time, audience favorite Rock of Ages comes to the CN Centre in Prince George. This great show features the music of Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others! This Tenth Anniversary production revisits the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon! Tickets range from $29.50 to $89.50 depending on seats and are available at TicketsNorth.ca.

 

Prince George Bike Rave (May 11): That’s not a typo, it’s a Bike RAVE! Kaiten Mixed Martial Arts Academy and Atmosphere Entertainment, Visual Universe; are hosting this FREE community event. It’s designed as an opportunity to spend quality time with your family and friends. Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park is going to be lit up like you have never seen it before. Imagination and Creativity is the goal, so dress up with white or bright colours, find flashy things or lights for you and your bike. Show your style!

 

Mother’s Day (May 12): As always there are tons of great events happening in Prince George for Mother’s Day. Check out the events below for a few ideas on how you can celebrate with your mom!

- Railway & Forestry Museum Mother’s Day Tea

- Mother’s Day at the Winery

- Mother’s Day Yoga Workshop

- Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ramada

 

88th Annual Prince George ELKS May Day Parade (May 18): The 88th Annual ELKS May Day Parade is BACK! Proudly organized by the Prince George ELKS Lodge 122 & the Prince George ELKS Community Hall. This family oriented, fun-filled parade gets underway at noon at the corner of 7th and Dominion Street.

 

Spring on the Homestead (May 19-20): Wave goodbye to winter and celebrate spring at Huble Homestead's two-day season opener! Watch or participate in heritage activities such as the May-pole dance, planting the garden, and making butter and ice cream. Reacquaint yourself with the historic site by taking a guided tour, and explore the buildings by taking part in a treasure hunt. Help them kick off celebrating 30 years of Huble Homestead, by checking out the launch of the new, year-long exhibit that talks about the opening of the park.

 

CrossRoads Street Festival (May 25): Come enjoy the free, family-friendly community events featuring displays, demos, clinics, and show and shines. There will be fun interactive activities to encourage kids and adults to discover and try different outdoor recreation opportunities. This portion of the day takes place from 10am until 3pm. The ticketed, evening event kicks off at 6pm and goes until midnight. Here you can experience fun, safe adult-oriented activities with fantastic live music, local craft beer, street food and interactive outdoor party games. For more information or to purchase tickets click here: CrossRoads

 

For more events happening in May, make sure to follow the City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George event calendars. And make sure to watch for monthly event guides throughout 2019 that will be posted to the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month! Have an event you want us to share? Email social@tourismpg.com

Rock climbing. 

In British Columbia, places like Squamish and Skaha come to mind when people talk about superb rock climbing areas.  But hiding up in the stunning north, in the depths of the Giscome bluffs are fun, challenging, and visually stunning crags of all types that make Prince George a hidden climbing gem. 

 

First Climb

It’s early spring and we have been itching to get out all winter long.  There is something about this sport that becomes highly addictive, always craving harder routes and higher climbs.  We head to bed, with all our gear loaded, ready for an early start.  We awake at 6am on a warm March morning, prep food for our crew and head out for the first climb of the year. 

We chose Giscome Crag to start our season off.  The morning sun greets us on our winding drive out towards the McGregor Range, and as we approach Eaglet Lake, we see from afar that we are in luck with clear rock insight.  Hiking with climbing gear has its own challenges. Approaches can require tricky maneuvering to get into that prime slab spot. 

Looking at our route options, there is slab, cracks, top-rope, and sport climbing all to be had in the section we chose for the day.  This spot allowed for our varying skilled climbing crew to all have an outstanding first climb.  We get set up and begin the day.

After sending a few routes, each with an incredible view, we take a well-earned break, resting on the rocks, surrounded by the snow.  Signs that spring has arrived and another great season has commenced, fill the air as the sun shines down on us, giving us that first terrible sunglass tan of the year.  We pack up our gear and move on to the next rock slab to conquer, hiking through snow to get to the next spot in the sun.  Spring climbing doesn’t get any better than this.

 

Camp and Climb

The bonus of the Giscome climbing area is you can set up camp on Eaglet Lake, making it a full-weekend adventure trip.  Multiple rock crags in the area are within a quick hike, or a few minutes by car.  Camping allows you to wake up with the sun and be only seconds away from your climbing spot. 

Take a dip after your climbing day, or bring along your canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard, and enjoy exploring this large, yet shallow lake with views of the McGregor Range.  If fishing is on your wilderness hobby list, pack your rod as you will find feisty Rainbow Trout and lurking Burbot here, too.

 

A Family Event

Rock climbing is not just for the extreme sports junkie.  Climbing is an excellent activity you can do with the whole family, and the Prince George crag scene has something for everyone.  With a packed lunch and a safety talk before proceeding, there are many outdoor climbing areas you can share the love for this cardio-blasting sport and serene outdoors with every member in your crew.

Not ready for outdoor climbing yet?  Overhang, Prince George’s local climbing gym has you covered. They have gear rentals, training, auto-belays, and year-round climbing to get you started or keep you in climbing shape.  (We always recommend training and practice with other skilled climbers before trying out rock climbing on your own). 

 

Update Your Crag List

The Giscome Crag area is truly a hidden climbing haven that needs to be on every climber’s list.  Whether you are a northern local or just traveling through, make sure your gear is ready to rock, and check out the Prince George climbing scene.  Bring along your kids for a family climb and ledge-side picnic with a view, or hang out with friends, pushing each other to send that upside-down rock staircase. 

Stay up to date on our adventures by checking us out on these social channels

Blog: ExploreWithJM.com

Instagram: @ExploreWithJM

Facebook: 《JORD & MICH》

 

You can find out more about the Giscome climbing area in the guides provided by the Prince George Section of the Alpine Club of Canada.

About Tourism Prince George
Tourism Prince George Society is a not-for-profit society that 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.


Job Description
We are seeking a passionate, creative and detail-oriented individual to join our dynamic team.
Reporting to the Manager, Brand & Marketing, this position will create and maintain marketing
content in alignment with Tourism Prince George’s marketing plan.


Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will be expected to:
• Create compelling written and visual content for online and print publications
• Manage and monitor daily social media account activity and engage community users (locals, future visitors, current visitors and past visitors) on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, interest and other channels
• Track daily social media activity and adjust content to improve impact
• Coordinate online contests and giveaways to reach new users and retain current ones
• Coordinate paid search and banner advertising spaces
• Assist in the coordination of media tours
• Aid in the collection and organization of digital assets
• Maintain website content including Tourism Prince George’s event calendar
• Coordinate and attend industry trade shows and events
• Sell advertisements for the Official Prince George Visitor Guide and assist in the production and distribution of the same
• Coordinate the sales of the Milepost print advertising


Qualifications:

• Post-secondary degree or diploma in marketing or a similar program
• 2+ years of experience in marketing or relevant field; experience in the tourism industry is considered an asset.

• Possess a strong understanding of digital and traditional marketing tactics including display media buying, copywriting and social media
• Comfortable using a variety of social media tools for business such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
• General understanding of current online and traditional marketing concepts and best practices
• Knowledge of SEO techniques and experience with website maintenance
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work with cross functional teams
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Commitment to quality and accuracy of work
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects and areas of responsibility
• Exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Desire to exemplify outstanding customer service
• Knowledge of web and social analytics software such as Google Analytics considered an asset
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs an asset
• Photography/videography experience considered an asset
• Ability to travel (overnight) for tradeshows and other industry events
• Clean, class 5 Driver’s License
• Ability to lift 50 lbs


Compensation:
• Competitive salary based on experience
• Benefits package after completion of three-month probation period
• Three weeks vacation


Application Process:
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Tourism Prince George at admin@tourismpg.com by Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 4:30 pm. We thank all candidates in advance for their interest; however only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.

Happy April! The snow is melting, the sun is out and there are plenty of events happening in Prince George to keep you busy this month. Read the list we’ve put together in partnership with Tourism Prince George to discover events ranging from theatre, to music, to yoga to hypnosis.

 

Theatre NorthWest: Meet my sister!

Meet My Sister! is the final Theatre NorthWest production of the 2018/19 season and this World Premiere promises to be hysterical. In this new comedy sisters Stella and Blanche, one from northern BC and the other from northern Ontario, try to get their mom to come out of her locked home, which has been sold, so she can move to a senior’s residence she is supposed to be moving into that day. The sisters battle the house and each other before the surprise twist ending that will keep you laughing for days.

Date: March 28 – April 17, 2019

Location: Theatre NorthWest

 

Always wanted to try yoga? Here’s your chance

Learn how to practice yoga or get back into it by signing up for Try-It!: Yoga, a four-week, beginner mini program being held on Wednesdays during April. At a cost of only $20 for four classes, this program is a bargain! You must be 18 years or older to participate and should bring a yoga mat if possible. Some accessible spots will be available through a partnership with the Northern Adapted Sports Association.

Date: April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2019

Location: Beaverly Elementary School

 

Grandma Used to Heckle Me Comedy Tour with Headliner Jeff Leeson

 Nationally touring stand-up comedian Jeff Leeson is bringing his nationwide tour to the Prince George Playhouse for a night of live stand-up comedy that promises to be memorable. The Grandma Used to Heckle Me Comedy Tour is named after Jeff's most recent special that is currently being pitched to TV networks and streaming sites around the world. With an extremely impressive blend of long form improv and traditional stand-up comedy this is one show you do not want to miss!

Date: April 5, 2019

Location: Prince George Playhouse

 

Billie Zizi with Amy Blanding and Friends

Get your dancing shoes on and head to the Prince George Legion for a night of uplifting music. Billie Zizi is visiting Prince George from Edmonton to share her combination of the groove of classic soul with a flair for contemporary RnB melody. Prince George favourite Amy Blanding will also entertain the crowd with her powerful voice and profound stage presence. Her folk songs collect moments in the Northern wild and turn them into folk songs with a raw edge. Tickets are available at the door.

Date: April 6, 2019

Location: Prince George Legion

 

Family Easter fun at Pine Centre

Looking for a fun family event over the Easter long weekend? Pine Centre Mall is inviting families to enjoy Easter activities including photos, basket crafts, and Easter egg hunts. There will also be 3 foot solid chocolate bunny giveaways and treats provided by Purdy’s Chocolatier.

Date: April 6 and April 20, 2019

Location: Pine Centre Mall

 

Celebrate music from the 90’s

Are you a child of the 90s? If you answered yes or if you’re a big fan of 90’s music, you’ll want to grab tickets for CFUR’s Big Shiny Tunes Tribute. Hosted by CFUR Radio and Mad Loon Entertainment, this event will feature local musicians performing songs from the Big Shiny Tunes compilation CDs. This event is all-ages until 10:00 pm.

Date: April 13, 2019

Location: Cowboy Ranch

 

Enjoy a night of hypnosis where the audience becomes the show

Hypnotist REVEEN has been seen by over 6 million Canadians and he’s returning to Prince George for one night at Vanier Hall. The REVEEN legend continues as Tyrone Reveen (son of the original Reveen) takes his audience to the inner and outer reaches of their imagination with The Superconscious Experience. People from the audience become the stars in one of the wildest and funniest shows that has left millions of people crying with laughter all over the world.

Date: April 13, 2019

Location: Vanier Hall

 

Prince George Symphony Orchestra: Countryside Dreams

Get ready to enjoy an evening of classical music with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of Countryside Dreams. The concert will feature Sibelius’ Finlandia and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 followed by the performance of the Mozart Flute Concerto by Vancouver-based flautist Roderick Seed.

Date: April 13, 2019

Location: Prince George Playhouse

 

Challenge the cutbanks to fight cancer

Support a good cause and get a sweat on at the 4th Annual Climb for Cancer hosted by the Northern Lights Estate Winery. This event is suitable for all fitness levels as you can walk straight up the cutbanks or take the easier path that is beside the main path. All proceeds from this event will support the Canadian Cancer Society’s Kordyban Lodge, which is a home away from home for people undergoing cancer treatment in Prince George.

 Date: April 27, 2019

Location: Northern Lights Estate Winery and the cutbanks

 

CHBA Northern BC Home and Garden Show

The Canadian Home Builders’ Northern BC Home & Garden Show is back for its 42nd appearance in Prince George. This event will feature hundreds of vendors and visitors from all over northern BC who can help you make your living space safe, healthy, well-maintained, and enjoyable. The Home & Garden Show is free to attend but be careful as you might walk away with some unexpected purchases!

Date: April 26-28, 2019

Location: Exhibition Park

 

Get Loose with Brews and Juice

Join Col Juicery, Trench Brewing & Distilling and Chinook Yoga for an all-level yoga class followed by your choice of a cold-pressed juice flight, beer flight, or a mix of both! This fun event will take place at Trench brewing. With only 34 tickets for Get Loose with Brews and Juice available, you’ll want to get yours soon.

Date: April 28, 2019

Location: Trench Brewing & Distilling

 

For more events happening in April, make sure to follow the City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George event calendars. And make sure to watch for monthly event guides throughout 2019 that will be posted to the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month! Have an event you want us to share? Email it to info@moveupprincegeorge.ca.

As spring starts to show its first signs of life in Prince George, we’re excited to release the March event blog! This piece is a joint partnership between Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George.

 

The Miracle Theatre – Halfway There: This is a professional theatre production with actors hired from across Canada and is being brought to Prince George to rehearse and perform. This comedy is about friends for life and the surprises that arise when a new doctor comes to town. This year's beneficiary is the PG Community Foundation and all net proceeds will start the new "Children of Prince George Fund". Buy a ticket and have a great night out at this laugh filled comedy and help make Prince George a better place! Tickets are available at Books & Company or 250-563-6637.

 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Based on the 1988 slap-stick comedy starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels follows the story of two men who con their way through a series of beautiful women on the French Riviera. This show features catchy songs, farcical humor, and a plot twist that will leave you saying "Sacré Bleu!" You're welcome to join on March 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th or 17th at Theatre Northwest to enjoy this musical comedy.

 

Booze & Build: A Maker Night for Adults: On March 8th, you can make, build, drink, and create at this entertaining evening just for adults. Sip on some wine or craft beer while you try your hand at 3D doodling. Explore the exhibitions, laser tattoo some bananas, and other one-of-a kind activities. It’s a night like no other!

 

CrossRoads Brewing Birthday Party: Happy Birthday to Prince George’s downtown craft brewery! They are celebrating their 2nd birthday on March 15th. What better way to enjoy yourself than heading down to George Street for a pint! There will be live music from local band Redwhyn at 7:30pm and a special birthday cask will be available. No tickets required.

 

2019 Brew Ski: The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club is teaming up with CrossRoads Brewing and Trench Brewing & Distillery to host the Brew-Ski on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. Bring a friend or fly solo, dress in green if you want, and just have fun! One ticket includes 5 beer samples and BBQ, all following beer will be available in the lodge at $5 each, cash only. Must be 19+ to participate.

 

Kinky Boots: Kinky Boots tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family’s struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola, and together they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair. This entertaining show is at the CN Centre on March 22nd.

 

Colin James & Band: This Cariboo Rocks the North Warm Up event is taking place at the CN Centre on March 23rd. Colin James will be joined on stage with Barney Bentall and Marty O’Reilly. Tickets start at just $49. Plus, all ticket buyers will be entered in a draw to win a pair of weekend passes to Cariboo Rocks the North 2019, scheduled for August 9th to 11th at Exhibition Park.

 

To find more events happening March make sure to follow the City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George event calendars. And make sure to watch for monthly event guides throughout 2019 that will be posted to the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month.

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 2019

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 a 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

Salary:
$13.85 per hour

Application Process:
Please email your resume and cover letter to Tourism Prince George at admin@tourismpg.com by March 15th, 2019. We thank all candidates in advance for their interest; however only those short listed will be contacted for an interview.

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