Dominion Day

Take a trip to the past and celebrate July 1st the old-fashioned way at Huble Homestead!

Sunday, July 1 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Get decked out in your most patriotic of gear and head to Huble Homestead to help us celebrate our country’s birthday! You’ll learn all about how pioneers in this region would have marked the occasion over a hundred years ago.

Join us right as we open at 10:00 AM for a pancake breakfast - if hamburgers and hot dogs are more to your taste the regular BBQ will be starting up at noon, or you can pack a picnic to bring along. 

Burn off those pancakes by participating in our old-fashioned games and races, which will have categories for everybody! Compete in the the same type of races that early Prince George pioneers enjoyed! If you're arriving hungry, you can fill up with a slice of Dominion Day birthday cake at three different times throughout the day, or take part in the corn on the cob eating competition for adults and watermelon eating competition for the kids!

Take part in heritage demonstrations such as butter making and ice cream making. Learn about candle dipping and try making tea lights with Shannon, or weave a small project with Hailey! Don't forget to visit Mike in the blacksmith shop!

A fun 'Passport the Past' activity will have you leaving the site more knowledgeable about Confederation. If you're looking to kick back and relax, you can do so while enjoying fiddling by Barry Nakahara and Raynie Gervais. Those looking to escape the sun can do crafts and colour in the Welcome Barn, or enjoy the shade of our picnic shelter. If you're in the mood for something cool, the General Store will have plenty of ice cream, and floats on hand. Take advantage of our weekend sale and receive 10% off pottery and porcelain dishes. 

Huble Homestead Historic Site is a 30 minute drive north of Prince George, BC. Leave the city behind, and make your way up Highway 97, before turning off on Mitchell Road to continue another 6 kilometers down a well-maintained dirt road.

 

Huble Homestead is dog friendly and open daily for guided tours and shopping in the General Store. Enjoy a picnic or purchase lunch from the BBQ as you relax in the fresh air. Admission is by donation, with a recommended amount of $10.00 per family.

Schedule of Events - Monday, July 1

11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM - Dominion Day birthday cake

10:30 AM & 2:00 PM - Games

1:15 PM - Pioneer races & relays

12:30 PM & 3:00 PM - Old fashioned eating contests

Kids - Watermelon | Adults - Corn on the Cob

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Weaving with Hailey

11:00 AM & 3:30 PM - Butter making

12:00 PM & 2:45 PM - Ice cream making

1:00 PM - Candles with Shannon

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blacksmith demonstrations

11:00 AM & 2:00 PM - Tours of Huble Homestead

11:00 AM & 1:00 PM - Music of Barry Nakahara and Raynie Gervais

10:00 AM-12:00 PM - Pancake Breakfast

12:00 PM-4:00 PM - Regular BBQ

Schedule is subject to change.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage Celebrate Canada program.

Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien programme Celebrate Canada.

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.