The leaves have turned and fallen, the air is chillier, and yes, there has been a skiff or two of white stuff on the ground – fall has arrived in Prince George!
Fall is definitely one of my favourite seasons. It might not last long, but the cheerful bright colours of the trees and the tangy scent of crushed leaves will always make me smile. Here’s a list of fun things to do in Prince George this fall.
Go for a walk in one of our many beautiful parks
Whether it be Cottonwood Island Nature Park, Connaught Hill, or Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, autumn is a beautiful time of the year to go for a stroll. Connaught Hill is especially awesome, as it provides an excellent lookout over the city of Prince George. Cottonwood Island Nature Park is accessible via 1st Avenue; both Connaught Hill and Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park are off of Queensway. No matter which park you choose, ensure to abide by physical distancing.
I find fall one of the best times to go stargazing. The temperature is just crisp enough to require a warm jacket, but not so cold that you just can’t stand being outside. There are many apps you can use to identify stars or other items – even the International Space Station! My favourite to use is SkyView Lite, which only shows you major stars, and not ones that are difficult to see.
Wine a bit
This time of the year is perfect to get a head start on making your holiday wine or cider at Hobby Brews by Northern Lights. Located on Ospika, this locally owned business will sell you the kit to make your own wine, cider, or beer at home, or you can purchase a kit and make it there. I highly suggest the chocolate orange port – it’s delicious! North Vines Craft Winemaking on Nicholson Street is another option if you’re looking to bottle your own wine.
What’s your favourite fall activity?