What is there to do in Prince George, BC with a baby or a toddler? Truthfully... not much, but we have searched high & low and this is THE LIST for you because we're connect you with our favourite drop-in programs, our favourite paid programming, and a few free spaces that you're going to love as a new parent in Prince George.
Parent groups were an integral part of my journey as a new mom - I met some of the most amazing people there who supported me through some challenging times. It was incredibly awkward and overwhelming to meet new people, but keep showing up - it gets better with every visit.
Where to take your baby in Prince George, BC
- Story time at the Public Library
- Strong Start
- Take a kid-friendly class at Framework Fitness
- Powerplay at SFGRC
- Participate in Active Star Programs with Engage Sport North
- Parent & Tot at OVERhang
- Registered Programs at the YMCA
- Lil Hoppers Cafe
More about these great kid-friendly activities
Story time at the Library
Join a PGPL staff member and other families for a half hour of stories, songs, and movement. Space is limited.
Tuesdays @ Nechako Branch
Thursdays @ Bob Harkins Library
Strong Start in SD57
StrongStart is a free school-based early learning program for children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers.There are currently 15 StrongStart Programs throughout SD 57 and you may choose a center that works best for your family. Please Register for StrongStart
Try out Power Play at SFGRC
The Power Play program brings families with young children from birth to five years of age together to socialize and support one another. It provides a fun, relaxed, inviting atmosphere in which children and families can network, take part in activities, and find helpful information.
Power Play runs every Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 am and Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Changing schedules, call or visit the website to confirm. It used to be a drop-in, Parent Participating program.
Take a Mom Strong Class or Stroller Fitness at Framework Fitness
Mom Strong Fitness enables women to workout alongside their babies. In this class, members move alongside each other to achieve similar movement patterns (not a circuit) using varied equipment: small weights, exercise bands, steps and bodyweight movements for an energizing and fun workout. Each class may include conditioning, muscular endurance, postnatal specific core work, balance and flexibility. Benefit from increased energy, improved posture, less aches and pains and a stronger core. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other women in your community.
Engage Sport North Programs
Parent Pump Wednesdays 9:30am-10:30, March 30th – April 20th Looking for a way to workout with your child? Join an Engage Sport North strength and conditioning coach for a fitness class that welcomes parents of all fitness levels with their children!
Our FREE Active Star activity program is running every week from Monday - Thursday from 9 am - 11 am at the Northern Sport Centre. This program is open for children ages 2-5. Parents are welcome to stay and play, or work out within the facility!
Parent & Tot at OverHang
Parent & Tot is back on the schedule at OVERhang!
2-hour sessions for infants and kids 5 years old and under, and their parent/guardian. Meet other like-minded parents and their toddlers/infants while enjoying a climbing workout! Check out our climbing gym areas, or head upstairs to our toddler area - it's up to you and your child.$12 per adult/child pair. $6 per additional child, $8 per additional adult (in the same household bubble). Whether climbing or not, all clients in our space are considered "participants" and must register accordingly.
Registered Programs at the YMCA
YMCA children’s programs build a foundation for physical fitness that will last a lifetime by helping kids get active in a fun, safe setting. Our experienced staff will coach your children through healthy development as they create positive relationships, learn to be healthy and play.
Registered programs for kids 3-5 years of age include:
Tiny Tumblers, Mondays
Active Artists, Wednesdays
Free Play, Fridays
Parent Support Circles of Northern BC
For caregivers of all ages! Parent support circles and grandparent raising grandchildren support circles. Support circles teach caregivers to help their children develop self-esteem, responsibility, and courage. Learn tips for clear communication and respectful discipline. Caregivers are supported and learn from one another. All programs are offered at no cost. Parent Support Services also offers The Village parent resource, volunteer opportunities such as group facilitation, training for group facilitators and a grandparent raising grandchildren support line. For more information please contact Kim Brown at (250) 962-0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.parentsupportbc.ca/
Lil Hoppers Play Cafe
Lil Hoppers is a place that sparks excitement for children and their caretakers alike boasting 3000+sq ft of play space created for infants all the way through to kids in grade school. With a nursing nook, change tables, baby land, play houses, toddler and child play structures - you will find yourself wanting to come back time and time again.
Other Fantastic Spaces to Explore
We know it's tough to live in Prince George with a young family. This list is long, but it's not always everything for someone. Here's a few other ideas:
- Visit the pet store, explore the fish aisle
- Take a walk around the mall, enjoy a pretzel
- Railway & Forestry Museum
- Swimming Pool - excitedly waiting for the second to open.
- Search for the carvings at Cottonwood Park
Rather stay at home?
Not everyone loves to get out and socialize - we get it. If you're into the at-home playdate, may we recommend a Pikler Triangle? We have one left in store in Prince George, BC. Already assembled and ready for you and your kids to enjoy.