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Prince George Halloween haunts

The sweetest and spookiest occasion of the year is just around the corner, so we three Northern BC Moms are here to share the best Prince George Halloween Haunts for families…and if you’re kid-free, read to the end for the scariest 19+ parties in downtown PG!

Huble Homestead Halloween Spooktakular

Huble Homestead Historic Site is a 30-minute drive north of Prince George, BC. Leave the city behind, and make your way up Highway 97, before turning off on Mitchell Road to continue another 6-kilometres down a well-maintained dirt road.

Enter Huble Homestead…if you dare! This bone-chilling, Halloween Spooktakular is taking place October 25th + 26th from 4:00 – 10:00 pm, giving those who feel up to the challenge one last opportunity this year to venture on up to the homestead. Find a flashlight, make sure your footwear is waterproof, and put together a costume warm enough for an evening at Prince George’s spookiest Halloween Haunt!

house in dark

Huble Homestead

Those looking for a less scary experience can gather in the Welcome Barn for costume contests, pumpkin carving, and crafts, or head into the Animal Barn for magic shows with William the Conjurer. The fortune teller’s cabin summons you to see what the future holds!

For those preferring a more ghastly evening, a spooky maze with graveyard ghouls awaits you in the dark. For those looking for a truly terrifying experience, the House of Horrors beckons, with guided tours available for an extra charge of $3.50 per person, or $12.00 for a group of four. The goosebumps are free!

General admission:

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Children: $3.00
  • Seniors: $3.00
  • Family: $10.00

#hublehomestead #heritagesite #halloweenhaunt #halloweenspooktakular

2nd Annual Hart Ski Hill Haunted House Fundraiser

The Hart Highlands Winter Club has been providing winter fun to the Prince George area for over 50 years. The beloved local ski hill was started by Ted Sadler, who wanted to make a community around a local recreational area. The Hart Ski Hill is Prince George’s only local ski and snowboard hill located within city limits. It’s only 15 minutes from downtown PG! We love it because it’s a great place for youngsters to learn before hitting the bigger hills in the area.

haunted house poster

Support the ski hill and have some scares at the Haunted House Fundraiser October 31st by donation from 5:30 to 8:30. With staged the levels of scare to accommodate trick-or-treaters of all ages! See below for a time that fits for your family:

  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm scary
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm scarier
  • 7:30 – 8:30 pm scariest

#50years #ridethehart #hartfamily #hauntedhouse

College Heights Halloween Haunted Journey

Join us at the Columbus Community Centre for this year’s Halloween Haunted Journey. Dance through the cakewalk, survive the haunted house, and view the mad scientist in his lab. It’s fun for all ages and we go every year.

All the proceeds from this event go towards the CHCA Halloween Fireworks show. See below and make sure to make it out October 31st for the fireworks display. The tickets are cheap at only $3 per person. Be there or be square!

#chca #collegeheightscommunityassociation #halloweenparty

halloween party poster

CHCA: Annual Halloween Fireworks

The annual Halloween fireworks show is the biggest display all year! The College Heights Community Association has been doing this for 30 years and is a staple event in Prince George. It’s become a family tradition of ours to attend with the littles to cap off All Hallows Eve. From all of us Northern BC Moms to the CHCA…Thank you!

fireworks

October 31st from 8:15 – 9:00 pm at College Heights Secondary field. Get there early if you want to find decent parking or if you’re a College Heights resident…walk! Or if you know the area, we suggest parking up at the old College Heights Pub for prime viewing right from your toasty warm vehicle.

#collegeheights #halloweenfireworks #30thanniversary

Barkerville’s Ghostly Halloween

Barkerville

Main Street – Barkerville.

Billy Barker’s legendary gold strike on Williams Creek triggered a multi-billion dollar industrial revolution that literally built a province. Today, the extraordinary historic town of Barkerville stands as a living testament to BC’s golden age. With its unique street-scape of more than 125 heritage buildings, period displays, satellite museums, restaurants and shops there is so so much to explore!

We highly suggest making the 1.5 hour trip south at any time of year…seriously! The summers are beautiful and bustling, but the shoulder and winter seasons have got just as much going on! Northern BC Moms guarantee, you’ll never be dissapointed, any time of year.

October 26th or 27th between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and dare to explore spooky main-street and the haunted house. Check the event on Facebook for more details.

#barkerville #quesnel #wellsbc #heritagesite #nationalhistoricsite

Cariboo Corn Maze

The Cariboo Corn Maze is located at Australian Ranch. It’s 9 acres in size and the maze design changes annually. There’s a photo station, sand pile with toys, farm animals and of course the maze itself!

Head south just past Quesnel to 6666 Yorston Road. There are signs off the highway so you can’t miss it! The cost is $2.00 per person and the maze is open from dawn until dusk. Place your coins or rolled up bills in the coin drop at the entrance to the maze. Some things to know before you go:

  • Bring correct change.
  • The chickens are free-range.
  • Leashed pets are welcome.
  • Please drive slowly.
Cariboo corn maze

Photo station.

The October 19th + 20th weekend is your last chance this year, so don’t miss out! Follow the Cariboo Corn Maze on Facebook and check out their website for dates next year.

#cariboolife #cornmaze #quesnel

The Final Stop Haunted Train Tours

Every year the Central Railway and Forestry Museum hosts haunted train tours at the museum. This year the Halloween festivities take place October 19th and 26th. We love the train museum and go often. Our favourite events have got to be this and the Christmas train in December. Follow The Final Stop event discussion for more information!

  • All ages: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Youth 10+: 5:00 – 9:00 pm

#railwaymuseum #pgrfm86 #pgrfm

The Haunted Maze

The Haunted Maze is here for the fourth year in a row! Come on out to the CN Centre 4H barn, October 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and 31 for a fright!! Every year the layout and contents of the maze changes, so if you’ve come out before, come on out again and see what the Haunted Maze volunteers have put together this year!

This event is run by the community and for the community. Entry is by donation and/or non-perishable food items. The donations this year will be going to the St. Vincent De Paul Society which serves Prince George citizens in need of assistance with support services, clothing, food and shelter.

haunted maze poster

If you have littles, see the kid-friendly dates below, and remember, the earlier the better, with staged scare levels:

  • Kid-friendly: October 20 + 27 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Medium scare: October 18, 19, 25, 26 + 31 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Extreme scare: October 18, 19, 25, 26 + 31 from 10:00 – 11:00 pm

#hauntedmaze #cncentre #volunteerpg #stvincentdepaul

Halloweenie Roast

Join GB Glass Express and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC for a Pumpkin Drive and Hallo-Weenie Roast!

The pumpkins sell out every year in Prince George. So get to this event if you don’t have one yet. Grab lunch and a pumpkin by donation at Glass Express on October 24th from 10:30 – 1:30. 94.3 the GOAT and Country97 FM will be live on location to join in on the fun and the food will be provided by Save-On-Foods. All proceeds from the event to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC mentoring programs.

hallo-weenie roast poster

#bigbrothersbigsisters #imaginebbbs #bbbsnbc #biggertogether

Doggie Howl-o-Ween Party

Come big, come small, come costumed one and all! Dress your pup up for this Howl-o-ween Party and join in for an informal, festive, doggie get-together at Ginter’s Field!

Hope to see you rain or shine this Saturday, October 26th at 1:00 pm (Massey parking-lot) to share, laugh, and enjoy the hilarity that is humans dressing up their pets for Halloween. Kids, families, spectators are welcome!

dogs in costumes

Superdogs.

#halloweenprincegeorge #howloween #dogcostume

South Fort George Family Resource Centre

Last but not definitely not least, is the annual Halloween Party at the South Fort George Family Resource Centre. This is a free event in the gym, for families, with pizza, treats, games and fun for the whole family.

We spent all maternity leave basically living at the resource centre, so we make this one a priority, and book the day off work. It’s nice to reconnect with our friends and the staff there. They are an amazing group!

For more information on the services at the centre, check out our blog post on the SFGFRC. Hope to see you Wednesday, October 30th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

women and kids in Halloween costumes

Halloween party 2016.

#princegeorgebc #familyhalloweenparty #familyresourcecentre

19+ Halloween Parties

If you can get a sitter or you’re in the pre-kid stage of life, there are also some awesome costume parties this year taking place the weekend before Halloween. Get your tickets early cause they’re sure to sell out.

Be safe out there folks, drive slowly on Halloween if you have to, but really, just don’t drive at all, make sure your costume is visible in the dark, eat all the stolen candy from your kids and most importantly have fun!

Happy Halloween from Bailey, Kate and V of Northern BC Moms!

 
 
 
 
 
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We thought we’d celebrate the weekend outside and enjoy as much daylight as we can before the snow flies… ❄️ But it poured rain all morning! 🌧 And it was like a coastal, cold, brain freeze inducing downpour which is more reminiscent of our time in northwestern BC than the interior. 🥶 The rain paired with zero 💤 all round has got all of us feeling like MOMBIES! 🧟‍♀️ Aka sleep deprived supermoms living purely on caffeine, hugs and kisses! 💋 Catch our Mombie graphic over on our Facebook page! And stories for more of what we got up to today! And make sure you get outside this afternoon! Cause the sun is playing peekaboo with the clouds ⛅️ #sunsoutgunsout #northernbcmoms

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