Huble Homestead Historic Site is a turn of the century heritage attraction just 40 kilometres north of Prince George, BC.
This living history museum, located alongside the Fraser River, is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Open for the Season
Huble Homestead Historic Site is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Our first priority is safety, so things will look a little different on your visit this year as we work to provide outdoor green spaces and educational activities that will allow our community to safely explore our region's history. Learn more about what to expect on your visit and how we're working to make Huble Homestead as safe as possible here. We're relying on our guests to help us, so please stay home if you are feeling ill and maintain a distance of at least two metres between yourself and other visitors and staff.
Downtown Summerfest - TAKE IT HOME
Normally you'd find us manning a booth at Downtown Summerfest, but this year the event has undergone some changes! Join us, and all of the other partner organizations, in celebrating this summer tradition online! In addition to the activities planned for Sunday, July 12, we have created a scavenger hunt that can be done online or in person - find out more here!
For your safety please be aware that there are bears on site, so be bear aware: make noise on your walk down the hill, do not approach bears, and never get between a mama bear and her cubs.
Self Led Activities
Now that the site is open, we're happy to offer our visitors some self guided activities! Take a look at our schedule of games and activities for the month of July, and be sure to stay tuned for the rest of our summer schedule! Visitors are welcome to come out and explore the site, and can enhance their experience by signing in at the General Store to take on a self led challenge! The sheets are also available to download prior to your visit, which means you can print it out at home and get started upon your arrival. Find out more here!
History at Home
Enjoy a slice of Huble in your own HOMEstead by downloading some of our resources! We'll be providing new content periodically, so be sure to check back for more colouring sheets and activities!
"The Worst Plague Since the Black Death"
We have created a new online exhibit about the 1918 Influenza Pandemic which examines the impact it had on the city of Prince George and the First Nations population. Be sure to explore the links at the bottom if you're interested in learning more about the pandemic in Northern British Columbia. Explore the exhibit here!
Hiking the Giscome Portage (as of June 2, 2020)
Amazing volunteers from the Caledonia Ramblers have cleared blowdown on the Giscome Portage trail from Mitchell Road to North Fraser Road, and from the North Fraser Road to Tay Creek. Despite the planks laid down by the Ramblers, it is still rather wet. Be warned that the mosquitoes are quite fierce. Please note that there is no bridge over Tay Creek, which means if you are starting from Mitchell Road that you will not be able to hike the north end of the portage.
Huble's Children Book Series
Looking for something new to read with the family? Enjoy all three titles of the Huble Homestead children's book series online! Start the series with Mr. Huble Builds a House, a title currently out of print, and continue your journey with Mrs. Huble Grows a Garden and Mr. Seebach and the New Store! All three titles feature beautiful watercolour illustrations by Prince George artist June Swanky Parker, and puts local history in the hands of kids. If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the second and third title, they are just $10.00 each! Get your own copy today.
If you have ever wanted to work behind the scenes at a historic site we are always looking for assistance. We have some virtual volunteering opportunities available: find out out more here.
Learning the Dakelh Language
The Yinka Déné Language Institute has created an extensive online resource for those wanting to learn more about the Dakelh language, which includes an electronic dictionary of Lheidli dialect. We have found it be an invaluable resource, especially as we work on developing our education programs!