Latest News & Updates
Did you know that if you buy your Taste Tickets for the Canadian Western Bank Taste Pavilion (at Downtown Summerfest 2019) early you are entered to win a Return Flight to Victoria or Vancouver with Pacific Coastal Airlines!
And a HUGE thank you to Pacific Coastal Airlines for this awesome prize!
Downtown Prince George Cover Photo Contest
EDITORIAL STYLE CRITERIA
Want to win $100 in LoveBucks (GC’s that can be spent in over 60 Love Downtown PG businesses) and have your photo featured on the first ever Downtown Prince George Guide?!
We are looking for a photo that captures the Downtown Prince George experience.
We want it to include people, either walking, drinking coffee, laughing or engaging in some other fun downtown experience!
DEADLINE: TUESDAY, MAY 14 – 5:00 PM
Photo Criteria: Minimum 300 DPI, Photos will need to fit 5.75” wide by 8.5” high cover dimensions, Preference would be portrait orientation (vertical) but Landscape (horizontal) can be considered but will need to be cropped.
Email Photo Submissions to email@example.com
Photos Including People Must Be Accompanied by a Photo Copyright Release Form and Model Release Form
Unlimited photo entries per person. Photos will be reviewed by the Downtown Prince George & the Prince George Citizen Staff. The criteria for judging the photos will be: Composition (how well it fits the dimensions and cover content of the guide), colors (how well the colors blend with the brand tone and colors for Downtown Prince George which will be prominently featured on the cover and throughout the guide), the emotion the photo conveys, and how clear the geographical context is in the photo.
Submitted photos that are not selected for use in the Downtown Prince George Guide will not be kept, and will not be used for any purpose by Downtown Prince George or other partner organizations.
Entrants must own all rights to the photographs submitted. As such, entrants hold Downtown Prince George harmless from any breach of copyright. Photographs that have won any other contests or have been published in a magazine or newspaper (except online) are not eligible. Photographs that violate or infringe upon another person’s copyright are not eligible. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, a model release is required. Model releases are the responsibility of the entrant and must be submitted with the photo.
Credit to the photographer will be given wherever possible, including within the Downtown Prince George Guide, and anytime the photo is used on DPG social media and the DPG website.
The Downtown Prince George Guide is developed and produced in partnership the Prince George Citizen. The Prince George Citizen is responsible for all advertisements included in the Activity Guide.
We are thrilled to announce the date of
the 3rd annual Downtown Winterfest!
On Sunday, February 10th, thousands will gather at our NEW LOCATION, Canada Games Plaza and surrounding area to participate in Downtown Prince George’s winter festival.
Join us as we celebrate all things
There is SNOW much going on!
Snow & Ice Sculptures
Witness a spectacular showcase of snow and ice carving art that will feature award winning talent from international sculptors Ephemeral Arts.
Delight in the thrill of taking a slide on PG’s only outdoor Ice Slide!
There’s Smore Downtown
For those who love that ever-popular tasty campfire treat, the SMORE, the “There’s SMORE Downtown” contest will feature favourite smore recipes from groups, businesses and individuals. All proceeds go towards numerous charitable organizations in our community.
And…for your shopping pleasure, we invite you to wander through the wonderful Winter Market (Prince George Civic Centre) Our fabulous exhibitors and local merchants will be offering a little something for everyone.
Outdoor Food Court
Delight your taste buds with fun and tasty food choices in our unique outdoor winter food court.
To participate in There’s Smore Downtown the Winter Market or Outdoor Food Court please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music with DJ Ant (Pure Sound & Entertainment)
Join our Awesome Community Partners for Snow Much Fun!
• Community Mascots
• Road Hockey – Northern Capitals, Midget AA & Minor Midgets
• Create Your Own Landscape – Two Rivers Gallery (inside)
• Snowman Catapults – The Exploration Place
• Mini Snow Golf – YMCA of Northern BC
• Photobooth / Storytime @ 1:30 & 3:30 – Prince George Public Library (inside)
• Cottonwood Express Minirail Train – Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum
• Snow Zumba (times TBA) – Goodlife Fitness
• Tire D’erable (Maple Taffy) – Les Cercle des Canadiens Francais de Prince George
• Snowmobile Demo & Display – Forest Power Sports Ltd.
• Caledonia Nordic Ski club Presents: Try It – Para Nordic Sit Ski with Josh Dueck!
Enter to win Fabulous Prizes anytime you shop downtown this Holiday Season!
Its so Easy! Just Shop downtown at any of the participating businesses, and enter your name and phone into the draw box.
Participating Business: Homework, Simply Beautiful, Kathys Quilt Shop, 3 Sisters Rock’n Gems Gallery, Alison’s Embroidery & Gifts, Les Beaux Visages, Prince George Florists, McInnis Lighting, Dandy Lines, Zoe’s Java House, The Rusty Gate, Be-Unique Beauty and Wellness, Topaz Bead Gallery, Walk-Rite Shoe Store, Special Beauty Parlour & Day Spa, Storybook Wedding, Better Home & Gift, The Niche, PG Sewing Centre, Serengeti Northern BC, DJ Afro Superstore, Tops and Bottoms, Cyclelogic, The Pepper Tree Hair Studio, Spa of the North, The Colourist, The Painted Shed, Azure Advanced Aesthetics, Top Drawer Yard, Vitality Laser & Skincare, Books and Company, Black Diamond Bowl and Billiards, Ridge Side Art, Jim’s Clothes Closet, Northern Hardware, Starbucks at Ramada, Nest and Sprout Maternity, Winston’s Resto-Bar.
- One Night Stay in a Specialty Suite at the Coast Inn of the North
- $30 Dinner Package from DJ Afro Superstore
- $75 Lovebucks
- One Night Stay in a Premier Room at the Ramada Plaza Prince George
- $25 GC for the 1stAvenue Tavern
- $75 Lovebucks
- Hydrafacial from Vitality Laser & Skin Care
- $50 Lovebucks
The City of Prince George has reopened the intersection at 7th Avenue and Dominion Street and the intersection at 6th Avenue and George Street.
Both locations had been closed to traffic to allow crews to connect or replace water, storm, sanitary sewer, and other infrastructure. Both intersections have been repaved and pedestrian access – including for people with mobility devices – has been restored.
Seventh Avenue has been opened until just past the entrance to City Hall. The street will remain closed until further notice to allow for further utility upgrades and installations.
Community Kick Start to the Holiday Season! Taking place in Canada Games Plaza featuring live entertainment, music, dancing, activities, holiday treats, crafts, face painting, Wood Wheaton hay rides, a visit with Santa, the lighting of the Canadian Tire Tree of Lights and a stellar fireworks display.
Want to kick off your holiday shopping with a Downtown Shopping Prize Package?
Come downtown for the Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, November 24th.
Pick up the Scavenger Hunt Sheet at any participating business, then work to figure out the clues!
Here is the Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt step-by-step
– Scavenger Hunt will run from 10am-4pm
– Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at one of the participating businesses
– Figure out the clues, and match to your favorite downtown business
– Then head to the participating businesses to find 5 Love Downtown PG phrases
– Once you have found all 5 phrases, drop your completed form off to Serengeti Northern BC
– Forms must be dropped off by 4pm
The Draw for the winners will take place live on the Downtown Prince George Facebook page at 4pm on Saturday November 24th.
Head to our Facebook Page for all the details and to see the prize packages!
Plaid Friday is Back!
Shop local on Plaid Friday to get into the holiday spirit. There will be carolers strolling the streets, kids crafts at The Hubspace and even a visit from Santa Claus!
Shop or dine downtown anytime on Friday, November 23rd to score some free swag. Just bring your receipts to Downtown Prince George staff at The Hubspace between 4-8pm and you can pick up your Love Downtown PG Swag. AND, the first 12 people will score a FREE Downtown Prince George Shovel!
Looking for a photo with Santa? We have you covered on that too!
Get your photos with Santa, for a minimum $5 donation at The Hubspace. Santa will be there from 5-6pm and 7-8pm. Our professional photographer will take your photo and we will upload it to a album on the Love Downtown PG Facebook Page, that way you can download and print at your leisure.
While you are waiting for Santa, kids can get their art on with some of our fun winter inspired crafts! (all free)
All donations for Santa photos will be going to CPAH, Community Partners Addressing Homelessness.
CPAH members comprise of a number of community service agencies, government ministries, organizations and concerned individuals – all working in partnership to end homelessness in Prince George. CPAH aims to promote awareness, educate the public, engage the media, advocate with all levels of government, to collaborate/cooperate most effectively, utilizing resources to provide supports to the most vulnerable members in the community and to end homelessness.
Plaid Friday is also the kick-off to the Shop Downtown PG contest. Enter to win anytime you shop downtown this holiday season(November 23 – January 4). Prize details to be announced.
Win a FREE lunch! Get your office together and all wear plaid on Friday, November 23rd. Then post your plaid-full office photo onto the Love Downtown PG Facebook to page to be entered to win a lunch (up to 15 people) catered by Sweet Sassy Savoury Catering!
And on top of all of this, your favorite downtown businesses will be staying open late, having great deals and even some live music!
Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for all the up to date details!