The rooftop Tree of Lights – Fast facts

Did you know that the giant Christmas tree on top of the Coast Inn of the North is over five stories tall and takes a full week to raise to vertical? The Salvation Army Tree of Lights has illuminated Prince George’s holiday skyline since 1987. Every year, residents donate funds to light bulbs on the massive…

Art for free at Two Rivers Gallery

Did you know that Prince George is home to the largest art gallery in North-Central British Columbia, and that admission is free every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.? Two Rivers Gallery is definitely worth a visit. The gallery’s three exhibition spaces showcase works by artists with regional, national and international roots. Exhibits change…

John Hart Highway – What’s in a name?

The section of Highway 97 stretching 405 kilometres between Prince George and Dawson Creek — called the John Hart Highway, or just the Hart Highway — is named after British Columbia’s 23rd premier, John Hart. Hart led a coalition government — BC’s first — from December 1941 to December 1947. A bespectacled man with a…

April 23, 1969 – New grocery store boasts the perfect roast

The mouth-watering promise of freshly-roasted chicken may have lured shoppers through the automatic sliding doors of Prince George’s new 17,000 square foot Overwaitea Foods grocery store when it opened for business on April 23, 1969. Located at 1601 Victoria Street, an address today occupied by Wholesale Sports, the bright new store featured Northern British Columbia’s first…