Get to know Prince George from a local point of view.


So much history around Prince George

I hope you all had a great summer and found some time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. This year I am sad to say that I did not. It was one of the busiest summers in recent memory. Want to learn more about what kept me so busy or what is planned this fall please like the Big Brothers Big Sisters Facebook page. Saying that, I am disappointed I didn’t get a chance to do the one thing I mentioned in my last post I was going to do and that was visit the Ancient Forrest. Snow hasn’t fallen yet so it is not too late.

Over the summer I had the chance to spend time with the kids and staff of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Summer Day Camps. One of the themes this year was Horrible Histories and kids got to learn about the history of Prince George and surrounding area. Don’t worry not all the histories are horrible… we just like alliteration. Are you a history buff? Here are three things you need to check out!

Exploration Place (located at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park):

Hanging out at The Exploration PlaceThis is Prince George’s Museum and Science Centre. When you are there you can check out the Biome where they have many different reptiles, amphibians and insects. You can also check out the Children’s, Paleontology or First Nations galleries, play billiards in the Ted Williams History Hall or visit one of the temporary exhibits. While we are at Exploration Place we also have to ride “The Little Prince” which is a steam powered train that runs through the park. (The photo here is Ryan and Carli checking out the Sturgeon).

Huble Homestead (located 40km north of PG):

Huble Homestead Historic SiteWe spend a lot of time out at Huble Homestead. In my opinion the best days to head out are event days as they have a lot of different things happening at the site including games, demonstrations, activities and sometimes even special menus. If you are looking for an event in particular I would highly recommend their Halloween event coming up in October. It is an event you must check out. If you pop out any other day you can tour the homestead, visit the general store or you can walk along the river trail. It is easy to spend an entire day out there!

Barkerville (located two hours south of Prince George):

Tour at BarkervilleYou can go back in time and experience the gold rush and trust me it is worth the trip. For me the highlights are the candy store, bakery and visiting the interactive demonstrations at the Court House and School House. There are over 62 buildings to visit and it is easy to spend a day or even a weekend exploring.

I could write much more about each of the above but am quickly running out of words. I just recommend you check them out. Thanks for taking the time to read and looking forward to connecting. Remember you can always connect on Twitter and Instagram at @tiben12.

Until next time. 

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