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Canada 150 in Prince George
Throughout 2017, the City of Prince George is partnering with community organizations and the Government of Canada to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Thanks to the Community Fund for Canada 150, presented by the City of Prince George, the Prince George Community Foundation, the Community Foundations of Canada, and the Government of Canada, residents and visitors to Prince George can experience and enjoy a number of events, activities, and projects throughout the year.
Enjoy the variety of fun, family-oriented events and activities, and invite your family, neighbours, and friends to participate as well.
City Events Calendar or the full listing of events below.
Canada 150 Community Celebrations
Canada 150 Heatwave,
July 1 - July 8
Kick off Canada's 150th birthday with an 8-day music festival at Canada Games Plaza. This FREE outdoor live music festival will begin the evening of July 1 after the festivities at Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park. Presented by the Prince George Folkfest Society, this "Heatwave" of music and culture will include lunch-time and evening concerts showcasing the best of Canadian music in a variety of genres.
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Canada 150 Patchwork Mural,
Spring and Summer
The Prince George Potters' Guild, in conjunction with the City of Prince George, the CN Centre, and Canada 150, are creating a community tile installation project. We are inviting members of our community to create an individual tile that will become part of this amazing public art project.
Paint a tile that expresses your connection to Prince George – something that is important to your life in our city. You might choose to paint an activity, an event, an animal, or something completely different. The choice will be yours.
Your 4" x 4" tile will become part of a 9' x 20' patchwork mural that will be installed and unveiled this summer at the CN Centre.
View the upcoming community workshops to create your tile and showcase why you love Prince George:
Upcoming community workshops
Community workshops are being held on the following dates and times:
- May 6 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at Northern FanCon (CN Centre)
- May 22 from 12:00pm-3:00pm at Huble Homestead
- May 27 from 8:30am-1:30pm at the PG Farmers' Market
- June 2 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Foodie Fridays (Veterans Plaza)
- June 3 from 11:30am-2:30pm at the Spring Arts Bazaar (Studio 2880)
- June 9 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Foodie Fridays (Veterans Plaza)
- June 16 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Foodie Fridays (Veterans Plaza)
- June 23 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Foodie Fridays (Veterans Plaza)
- June 25 from 11:00am-1:30pm at the PG Potters' Guild (Studio 2880)
Check back for more upcoming dates.
Canada 150 Mosaic,
Spring and July 7-8
This is cool: create one piece of an 800-piece mural symbolizing our community. And then see that mural connected to murals in 149 other communities across Canada!
Visit the Canada 150 Mosaic tent at BMO KidzArt Dayz to participate. Then enjoy seeing it on display in the Atrium linking the Kin Centres to CN Centre.
For more information about the Canada 150 Mosaic project, visit
Upcoming community workshops
SESQUI - HORIZON 360 Degree Film
Take a 360 degree cinematic journey and visual symphony across Canada; celebrate the people, landscapes and freedoms that make Canada home. Presented in an inflatable dome, HORIZON is a sensory and emotional experience for audiences of all ages. It was filmed from coast- to- coast- to- coast in all 10 provinces and 3 territories, and features over 20 minutes of footage and more than 90 awe-inspiring scenes, all in 360 degrees! You’ll see Canada in ways you’ve never seen it before.
Watch the trailer.
Learn more about this cinematic experience.
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These above projects and events have been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Don't miss these other summer celebrations!
Other Summer event listings and details
July 1 from 10am-6pm
Includes presentation of Canada 150 Birch Canoe
Northern Hardware Canoe Race finish line
Canfor Fireworks set off from Connaught Hill at 11pm
July 7 and 8 from 10am-3pm
July 8 from 10am-3pm (Parade starts at 11am)
July 15 from 10am-4pm
July 16 from 11am-5pm
Zumba in the Plaza at Veterans Plaza
July 22 from 10am-11am
July 22 from 11am-2pm
Bob Dylan and his Band at CN Centre
July 22 at 8pm
BCNE at Exhibition Park
August 17 - 20 (varied times)
Canada 150 Community Projects
Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park Pavilion
Construction is underway this summer of a new structure between the spray park and the playground.
The Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park pavilion will feature a wood roof that opens up towards the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers. Picnic tables will be placed under the structure and on the existing concrete pad. A patio will also extend from the pavilion to provide new space for events, performances, and celebrations.
View updates and progress on the Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park Pavilion project.
Other Canada 150 Activities and Events
Each of following events and activities are funded by the Community Fund for Canada 150, presented by the City of Prince George, the Prince George Community Foundation, the Community Foundations of Canada, and the Government of Canada.
The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge,
Volunteer Prince George is encouraging residents to volunteer 150 hours in 2017.
Track your hours by registering online with
Volunteer Prince George
"And..": an Anniversary Exhibition,"
January 19 - April 2
Two Rivers Gallery presented a 10-week exhibition featuring BC artists and their interpretations of the 150th anniversary of confederation of Canada.
Complementary programming included schools tours, family programs, and studio activities that inspired a greater understanding of our complex history.
Canada 150 Snow & Ice Sculpture Celebration,
The Community Arts Council of Prince George & District and Downtown Prince George presented a Canada 150 themed ice & snow sculpture as part of the
Downtown Winter Carnival in February. The Carnival attracted hundreds of local residents.
Parades of Patriotism: Celebrating Canada Since 1867,
February 15 - October 9
Huble Homestead Historic Site is presenting an exhibit exploring why and how Canadians and Prince George residents have historically celebrated Canada's confederation.
Adult Summer Reading Club,
April 1-August 18
Prince George Public Library has created a Summer Reading Club that will expose adults to six books that challenge ideas and perspectives on what it means to be Canadian. The project will include an event kick-off at the Canada Day Celebration in Prince George, where library staff will unveil the six books and a limited edition library card.
Grand opening of First Nations Gallery,
Exploration Place is partnering with the Lheidli T'enneh Nation to present an exhibit focusing on Lheidli T'enneh culture.
The exhibit will reflect both the contemporary and historical demographics of the Prince George region and make Exploration Place’s Lheidli T’enneh collection accessible for all members of the community.
Prince George Young Canadian Music Festival,
Community Arts Council of Prince George & District is partnering with the
Prince George Symphony Orchestra to present a three-day event that combines local youth, professional musical instructors, and performers in an extravaganza of musical education and performances. The event will conclude with a gala PGSO concert and will feature a Canadian musical work that is created specifically for Canada's sesquicentennial.
Canadian Climbing and Mountain Culture Festival,
Prince George Section of the Alpine Club of Canada has created a two-week festival that will celebrate Canada's mountain climbing heritage and culture while presenting Canadian art, music, culture.