Plan Your Visit

Visiting Huble Homestead During COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Huble Homestead Historic Site has made a number of adjustments to our regular operations this year. The health and safety of our community is a top priority for our organization, and as a result we are taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure all visitors will be able to safely explore our region's history. Our second concern is supporting our community in ways that follow provincial health guidelines and are compatible with our charitable mission to preserve and share the history of the Huble Homestead, Giscome Portage, and surrounding area. 

Huble Homestead is now open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Our goal this summer is to provide outdoor green spaces and physical educational activities that allow visitors to safely explore the rich history of our region. We’ll also be relying on our visitors to help us prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Huble Homestead before a storm.

Changes You Can Expect On Your Visit This Year:

  • Requirements for physical distancing between visitors, between visitors and staff, and between employees

  • Increased access to hand wash stations and hand sanitizer

  • Increased cleaning frequency of common touch points and other public spaces

  • Restrictions on the number of people permitted in buildings at one time

  • Provision of daily self-led activities in place of special event days

  • Limitations on guided tour sizes - groups are restricted to parties of four people

  • Self-led tour information provided in a touch-free format

  • Equipment for lawn games available upon request at the General Store

  • Modified food service operations

  • Click here to read our COVID-19 Safety Plan

We ask that any visitors who are planning a trip check our website and/or social media channels to confirm our hours and to stay up to date on any operational changes. 

Huble Homestead is located 40km north of Prince George. Travel north on Highway 97, then turn right on Mitchell Road to continue another 6 kilometres down a well-maintained gravel road. Dogs are allowed on site, but please remember to bring a leash and to pick up after your pet.

Hours:

Huble Homestead is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. 


We are offering: 

  • Self-led and guided tours (with restrictions)

  • Shopping in the General Store 

 

Admission: 
Admission to the Huble Homestead is by donation. Your donations will be put towards programming, collections, and site maintenance. The suggested donation is:

  • Adults - $5.00

  • Children and Seniors - $3.00

  • Family - $10.00

Admission donations can be made in the Welcome Barn upon your arrival on site, or in the General Store. 
 

Please note: The animal program at Huble Homestead is back for the summer, with the exception of the ducks.

Picnic shelter at Huble Homestead.

Parking: 
Though you may drive down to the lower parking lot to drop off guests who may have trouble walking, we ask that all visitors park in the upper parking lot and walk down to the site. The lower parking lot is reserved for vehicles with wheelchair permits only. Please speak with our staff if you require a special allowance.

Phone Service: 
Cellular phone service is generally available, but sometimes patchy. Please ask staff for guidance if you require a consistent signal.

Bathrooms: 

There is no running water at Huble Homestead; the bathrooms available on site are outhouses. There are currently three located on the property: one is located beside the lower parking lot and the other two are in the site, beside the Animal Barn. The outhouse in the top parking lot will be closed for 2020. Hand sanitizer is provided in all three bathrooms, and they will be frequently checked and sanitized throughout the day.

Handwash and hand sanitizer stations are available to visitors in various points throughout the site. Handwash stations can be found between the two outhouses located on the site and beside the General Store. Hand sanitizer can be found in the three outhouses, the Welcome Barn, and the General Store. The hand sanitizer has been generously donated by Pacific Western Brewing.

Planning Your Visit:

The weather can sometimes change quickly - we recommend bringing a jacket, sunscreen, insect repellent, and good shoes for walking. Visitors are welcome to bring picnic lunches to enjoy at the park or to purchase lunch at the General Store. The park is also a great place to fly a kite, and play lawn games such as croquet, badminton, horseshoes, and bocce. These games can be signed out at the General Store, and must be returned to ensure they can be cleaned and sanitized by staff for the next group. You are also free to play your own games in our open green spaces.

 

We normally host a number of events throughout the season - due to the current circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all of our special events for 2020. However, we plan to offer self led activities for groups and families to partake in while visiting - please stay tuned for our programming plans for the upcoming summer.  

Wildlife: The Huble Homestead Historic Site is situated in the beautiful BC wilderness. This means that we share the area with bears, so during your visit we recommend that you keep an eye on your children and other members of your group at all times. If you see a bear while at the historic site, please notify an employee and move quietly indoors. Following safety guidelines, such as keeping your distance and not screaming or running if a bear is near, will help keep you, other visitors, and the bears safe. If you see bears on Mitchell Road on your way to Huble Homestead, remember to NEVER get out of your car to get closer to bear cubs.

Food Service: 
We hope to be able to have food service available at the park everyday during our normal operating season. All food purchases take place in the General Store, and are served from the BBQ area. Our current menu, which may be subject to change, includes:

  • Hot Dog Lunch with potato chips or carrots

  • Hamburger Lunch with potato chips or carrots

  • Cheeseburger Lunch with potato chips or carrots

  • Veggie Dog Lunch with potato chips or carrots

  • Veggie Burger Lunch with potato chips or carrots

  • Pancakes with drink

  • Pancakes and Strawberries with drink

We also offer a wide selection of old-fashioned candy, as well as our own Huble Blend coffee from North Roast, tea, cold beverages, ice cream treats, cookies, and famously delicious pie.

The BBQ area at Huble Homestead.

Other:

  • Huble Homestead is an invaluable heritage site, and smoking is permitted ONLY in the designated area, located outside of the gates in the lower parking lot.

  • As a public place and regional park, alcohol is strictly prohibited.

  • The Huble Homestead does not have electricity or running water.

  • Water and other beverages are sold in the General Store.

Landscape shot of Huble Homestead.
Looking towads the General Store at Huble Homestead.