After almost 15 years with my other half, we still love a good evening out and about somewhere in the city. As the days get shorter and colder, I think it’s great to get out for regular dates, take in what our city has to offer, and support local businesses throughout Prince George. Here’s eight date night ideas worth checking out.
A few weeks ago my husband and I checked out a hilarious Off the Rails comedy show at the Rockford Bar and Grill. It was great to laugh to some local comedians, and see an out of town headliner. Tickets are available online through Tickets North, and headliner and show details can be found via their Facebook page.
Game Changerz VR offers a ton of different experiences. From individual VR rooms and VR arenas, to racing a car or rolling down the tracks of a roller coaster. As someone who has never tried VR gaming I had a blast. Full disclosure, I’m not the person you want on your team while stranded on an island. After 45 minutes of attempting to escape, I was still stranded, and substantially slowing my partner’s rescue attempts!
With ample evening hours, OVERhang is a great date night option. With several auto-belay systems, and helpful staff, any skill level can try out some climbing routes. Check out Overhang’s schedule here. Want to learn how to belay someone climbing? There are regular learn to belay classes, which include two weeks of climbing and rentals after the course as well.
A cliché Canadian date night! Grab a warm drink and cheer on the Cougars at one of their many home games posted here.
A night of theatre
There’s no shortage of shows throughout the months of November and December at Theatre Northwest. Prince George is filled with so many talented people, it’s great to have these types of creative venues in the city.
While I love skating the PG Ice Oval, there are a couple of great indoor options while we wait for it to be cold enough to skate outside! Lace up your skates and head to Rolling Mix Concrete Arena downtown, or the PG Elks Community Hall in the Hart area of town.
The Makerie has some great options for date night. There’s a menu of individual craft kits you can take to go, or do at the café while enjoying a warm drink and a pastry. Check their site for class info like evening group paint night or drawing classes.
Festival of Trees
From November 26th to December 5th, the 28th annual Festival of Trees will grace the halls of the Civic Centre once again. Tickets are already on sale, and proceeds go towards the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. If you’re into more than just checking out and voting for your favourite tree, you can visit the website for details on events like the Dine and Dance Among the Pine dinner, Civic Light up, gala auction etc. all for a great cause.