A Brief History of Mr. PG
Mr. PG first appeared publicly on May 8, 1960 to welcome delegates to a Rotary International conference at the Simon Fraser Inn. Since then, he has undergone many transformations and helped celebrate countless community events. He continues to greet visitors to Prince George from his current home at the intersection of Highways 16 and 97.
In addition to his larger-than-life presence on the highways, his smile has also graced memorabilia ranging from quilts, signs, and pennants, to t-shirts, postcards, and even a Canada Post stamp.
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Hidden Mr. PG Artifacts at the Exploration Place
The Exploration Place's Mr. PG Exhibit features a lot of memorabilia and artifacts, but not every object makes it on display.
Join Curator Alyssa Leier on a tour of the Exploration Place's basement archives for a peek at some items that don't usually see the light of day.
The Search for Mr. PG
VancouverisAwesome.com founder Bob Kronbauer goes in search of the "Ultimate Mr. PG" in Storyhive's "BC Was Awesome" feature documentary series.
Mr. PG Figurines
The Mr. PG wooden figurines available for purchase at Tourism Prince George come from AiMHi, a community organization that provides advocacy, support, and services for people who have special needs and their families.
Mr. PG Colouring Sheet
Download the official Mr. PG colouring sheet drawn by Community Arts Council artist-in-residence Erin Stagg. Colour in Mr. PG and share with the world on social media using the
Mr. PG Zoom Background
Invite Mr. PG to your next video meeting call. Download a Zoom background of Mr. PG and iconic Prince George locations from Tourism Prince George.
Mr. PG Stuffies
Purchase a limited edition Mr. PG stuffed toy from the Exploration Place. Each toy features a local, hand-knitted scarf.
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Using Mr. PG to Promote Prince George
The City of Prince George trademarked Mr. PG in 1985 and the City oversees his depiction as a symbol of the community. Community organizations and non-profit groups can request to use Mr. PG’s likeness to promote an event or activity, or even have the Mr. PG statue wave their flag.
It is not the City’s practice to approve Mr. PG’s use in connection with commercial purposes for profit.
Depictions of Mr. PG must also not imply:
- Mr. PG is endorsing a commercial product or religion.
- Expressing a political opinion.
- Contradicting the human rights code.
- Performing an unsafe or illegal activity.
The City has created a variety of illustrations of Mr. PG in various poses. These can be used by organizations that are approved to use his likeness to promote the community and local events/activities.
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Mr. PG can also promote community events by displaying signage and/or holding a promotional flag.