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
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Join Rachelle from Sunset Studios as she guides you through a 1-hour Yoga practice by the riverside orchard, at the 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
Downtown Summerfest – Take it Home
This July, folks can enjoy the classic Downtown 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 Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum is now open for visitors. Guests will notice some of the exhibits are closed, including the mini-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
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 at the Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum
With warm weather comes an abundance of local veggies grown right around Prince George. Visit the Prince George Farmers’ Market and the WS Community Farmers’ Market on Saturdays 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.
Location: 1310 3rd Avenue and outside the Prince George Courthouse
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 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 still 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 and 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
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
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[At]tourismpg[Dot]com and info[At]moveupprincegeorge[Dot]ca.