Before I was mom, I had a sweet gig working the festivals, fairs and communities in Northern British Columbia. Now that I am mom, I dream of this past job and my lunch breaks eating spiral potatoes and sucking back lemonade. But why am I wallowing in self-pity. Now I am mom, I can take my kids to these AMAZING events and celebrate everything Northern British Columbia offers. I don’t even have to work. That means leaving if it rains, and basking in an air conditioned Restaurant if the weather gets too crazy. And you can too, come join me in checking out what to do in Prince George with Kids.
Prince George, British Columbia is located in what is arguably known as Northern BC. With many surrounding communities and heritage sites within a 2ish-hour drive, there are plenty of opportunities to check out with kids and families this summer. Don’t miss these 6 Summer Community Events in & around Prince George with Kids.
6 Community Events in & around Prince George with Kids
- BMO Kidz Art Dayz, Prince George, British Columbia – July 7 & 8, 2017
- Hosted by the Two Rivers Art Gallery in Prince George, the BMO KidzArt Dayz is not to be missed and the ultimate Prince George with Kids community event (in my opinion). From toddlers to young children, there’s something for everyone whether its creating spiral art or building your rocket. This FREE community event is hosted downtown Prince George and is bringing in Charlotte & Matt Diamond for 2017.
- Kids Day at Billy Barker Days in Quesnel, British Columbia – July 14, 2017
- In its own right, Billy Barker Days is a fun filled week of excitement and community participation for Quesnel, BC. Kids Day is a highlight for families of all ages and stages. Hosted in LeBourdais Park in downtown Quesnel, you can expect to find entertainment, activities and crafts.
- Kids Carnival at Humblestead, Prince George, British Columbia – July 15, 2017.
- Go back in time with some historical family fun at Huble Homestead North of Prince George. This quaint homestead property, about 5-10 minutes off the highway and along the river, offers a variety of fun and games during their annual Kids Carnival. You might find yourself having an ol’ fashion sack race, creating crafts, or churning your own ice cream.
- Summerfest, Prince George, British Columbia – July 16, 2017
- This relatively new community event, Summeriest offers wide array of vendors and kid activities. It’s unfortunate it all happens the same weekend as Kids Carnival and Billy Barker Days and the only year I attended this event it poured rain. Expect to find a great kids area.
- Caledonia Days at Fort St. James National Historic Site – August 12, 2017
- Do you like chicken races? The chickens race most days, but on Caledonia Days you get to experience some of the best Fort St. James National Historic Site has to offer. Located on beautiful Stuart Lake, this historic site never fails to impress families and adults alike with a stellar celebration and Caledonia Days is one I’ve marked on my calendar because I can’t pass up pie.
- Williams Creek Sports Day at Barkerville National Historic Site – September 3, 2017
- End the summer at Barkville National Historic Site with the ever enjoyable Williams Creek Sports Day. Participate in your favorite event and games during this fun filled afternoon with the family.
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Community events are totally my jam and even more so now that I have kids. How about you? Are you going to make it out to any of these? Or do you have another secret to a fun-filled summer in Northern British Columbia?
You can also check out these old pictures of my travel experiences at community events and festivals in Northern BC from Instagram or other travel adventures as we Explore BC as a family and blogger.