Prince George has a vibrant and bustling arts and culture community where volunteer groups and professional organisations encourage, support, and inspire professional and recreational artists. These strong connections help create a culturally rich fabric in local communities, which the City encourages through programs like Community Grants and public art initiatives.
The City's Public Art Advisory helps promote and develop public art (and related) programs. Prince George has a growing public collection featuring works created by local artists and pieces from sculptors and painters from across British Columbia and Canada.
Studio 2880 - 2880 15th Avenue
The Studio 2880 Gift Shoppe and Feature Gallery features original pieces created by northern regional artists and has become the go-to destination for those wishing to buy locally created artwork. There are also many unique programs like a youth musical festival, a Pro D day camp, and "Artnerships" that connect local businesses with artists to foster collaboration.
Studio 2880 is operated by the Prince George and District Community Arts Council. Since its founding, the Community Arts Council and its members have been providing a range of services and programs that have helped contribute to the spirit of innovation, ingenuity, and open-mindedness that defines the Prince George area.
Two Rivers Gallery - 725 Canada Games Way
Two Rivers Gallery is the City's premier art gallery that aims to encourage life-long learning through the arts, create an environment for artistic and cultural expression, and provide experiences through participation and exhibition.
This civic facility is operated by the non-profit Prince George Art Gallery Association
Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Entertainment
Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre - 333 Becott Place
Discover local history, explore hands-on science, and learn from a multitude of exhibits and galleries. The Exploration Place features traditional and interactive displays that let visitors uncover dinosaur bones as an amateur paleontologist, learn about the history of the Lheidli T'enneh, or watch live animals and reptiles. The 2,137 square metre destination also has special programming, field trips, events, and kids' camps. During the summer, the Exploration Place is home to the Little Prince Steam Engine Railway and Ice Cream Shop.
Prince George Playhouse - 2833 Recreation Place
The 297-seat Prince George Playhouse offers concerts and theatre productions and features a spacious, decorated lobby with concession. The Playhouse can also host events, meetings, weddings, and movies. The theatre is owned by the City of Prince George and is operated by EPI Audio-Visual.
Railway and Forestry Museum - 850 River Road
Located in Cottonwood Island Nature Park, the Railway and Forestry Museum houses historical artifacts from Prince George's railway, industrial, and forestry industries. Climb aboard the vintage railway coaches or ride the mini-rail and tour one of many historic railway cars, cabooses, and train collections.
The Railway and Forestry Museum offers programs, tours, events, and educational programming.
Prince George Public Library
The Prince George Public Library system includes a variety of educational reading, audio, and online collections and resources. The Public Library offers free or affordable programs, clubs, and events for all age groups and hosts special sitting areas and collections for adults, students, children, and teens. The downtown Bob Harkins branch also features a reading garden with a seating area and performance space called The Knowledge Garden that is located between the library and the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre.
The Prince George Public Library has two locations:
- Bob Harkins Branch (downtown) - 888 Canada Games Way
- Nechako Branch (Hart Highlands) - 6547 Hart Highway
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CN Centre - 2187 Ospika Boulevard South
The CN Centre is PG's premier and largest entertainment venue. The 5,967-seat facility is host to many national and international performing artists and bands. The CN Centre is home to the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League and can host large-scale events.
The City of Prince George offers a number of financial grants to qualifying groups seeking to create or launch innovative projects, events, or activities - including those in the arts and culture realm - that contribute to community pride.
Learn more about Community Grants
Other Upcoming Arts & Culture Events in PG