Discover and explore Prince George's heritage through activities that offer unique glimpses into its past. Learn about local history, find out how heritage properties are protected and promoted, and browse the Heritage Register for insights on the City's growth and evolution over the years. Many of the programs on this page are co-ordinated with and developed by the City's Heritage Commission, which also presents two annual awards to recognise and encourage heritage contributions.
Discover Prince George's Heritage
Interpretive Signs & Downtown Walking Tour
The City of Prince George, in collaboration with the Prince George Heritage Commission, has installed heritage interpretive signs throughout the downtown area, in a number of city parks, and along various trails. These signs tell stories of PG's history, its unique buildings, and of interesting events and people. There are presently 25 interpretive signs installed across the City at sites of historical interest. In addition to buildings, the Heritage Commission also identified natural landscape symbolising Prince George's history as suitable signage locations.
All 25 interpretative signs can be accessed through the Downtown Heritage Walking Tour. The Tour is a free program delivered in partnership with the Prince George Public Library that lets participants explore fascinating downtown historic sites on a self-guided, in-person, or virtual tour.
Visit the second floor of the Prince George Public Library Downtown branch for more information and to pick up a self-guided tour brochure.
Heritage Speaker Series
Local history experts and enthusiasts participate in this annual discussion series held every fall and winter at the Prince George Public Library. The series is delivered in partnership with the Prince George Heritage Commission. The Commission also gives presentations about local history to groups of all ages.
Heritage week is an annual event held across British Columbia. Prince George takes this opportunity to recognise heritage buildings, places and history, and to organise special events. Heritage Week starts on National Heritage Day, the third Monday in February.