July 12, 2020
Keep the Downtown Summerfest - TAKE IT HOME fun going by checking out the virtual event, or by tackling this Prince George Scavenger Hunt, created by the staff of Huble Homestead!
Prince George Scavenger Hunt
Visit some of Prince George’s oldest businesses, cultural attractions, and iconic landmarks by taking on this scavenger hunt challenge. Using the clues below, find the Huble House picture at these ten locations, all located within the city. This activity can be done in person or virtually - if you'd rather do it from home, fill out the online quiz!
To take the show on the road, download the sheet here.
We saved you the drive for the first stop!
1. Built in 1912, this white Ontario style farmhouse was home to Albert and Annie Huble, and their many children. Located alongside the Fraser River, Huble built his home and business within close proximity to the Giscome Portage.
2. This iconic Prince George business was founded in 1919 by Alex Moffat and Frank Whitmore when the two bought out the Northern Lumber Company on George Street. In 1940, the store moved to what was its current location until its closure in February 2020.
3. Located in the heart of downtown Prince George, this business was founded in 1920, and still operates on its original location today. Named after the man who founded it, this store is one of Prince George’s oldest continuously run businesses.
4. Now used for educational programming by The Exploration Place, this historic building located in South Fort George opened its doors in 1910 with a class of 28 students.
5. In the 1950s, Harold Moffat believed Prince George needed a mascot to promote the city, and one was born! The original version, a five foot statue made from wood, was replaced in 1983 by a metal and fiberglass structure that is 27 feet tall!
6. Opened in 2000, this award-winning design by Alberta architect Barry Johns was inspired by the geography of the region, specifically the cutbanks, and became the third home of Prince George’s public art gallery.
7. The former home of the Dick Corless family, this building dates from 1917, and was the family home until 1947. During his lifetime, Dick Corless was at one point a car dealer, an undertaker, and a coffin maker.
8. Opened in 1986 to coincide with Expo 86 and 150 years of rail travel in Canada, this museum boasts one of the largest vintage rail collections in the province, and features a number of historical buildings on their grounds.
9. Built in honour of the upper Fraser River sternwheelers that landed there from 1909 until 1921, this small park is an homage to the boats that would travel from Quesnel to Tête Jaune Cache ferrying travellers, mail, and goods.
10. Formerly known as Fort George Park, this park was renamed in 2015 to acknowledge that the land had once been a Lheidli T’enneh village; it is currently home to Prince George’s museum and science centre.
Scavenger Hunt - Online
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 kilometres down a well-maintained dirt road.
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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.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.