As the temperatures rise and the days get longer, Northern BC families are gearing up for the May Long Weekend - a time to kick off summer activities and enjoy some much-needed family time. It's time to bust out the knit shoes, dig up your favourite summer hats, and invest in bug repellant. If you're looking for fun and family-friendly things to do during the long weekend, we've got you covered.
Nest & Sprout is here to help you make the most of your May Long Weekend with a suggestions of some of the many activities that are perfect for families. From exploring historic sites to fishing derbies and plant sales, the region is packed with exciting events and activities that are perfect for families with kids of all ages.
Discover Family-Friendly Activities for the May Long Weekend in Northern BC
Here are some of our top picks:
Fort St. James National Historic Site: This National Historic Site of Canada is located an hour north of Vanderhoof and offers a glimpse into the history of the fur trade. Soak in the stunning views of Stuart Lake, watch the chickens race, and learn more about Canada's past. The site is open daily starting on May 20th, from 9 am to 5 pm.
We think this is one of Canada's finest historic sites, a must visit!
Annual Plant Sale: Get your garden on at the Annual Plant Sale hosted by the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society in Prince George. Held on the Sunday of the May Long Weekend, this event is perfect for those with a green thumb or anyone looking to add some color to their outdoor space.
W.A.C. Bennett Dam: Take a tour of the recently renovated W.A.C. Bennett Visitor Centre near the community of Hudson's Hope. Learn about the world's largest earth-fill dam, and experience it firsthand with guided tours. The Visitor Centre will be open on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
- Spring on the Homestead: The opening weekend at Huble Homestead Historic Site is an excellent opportunity for families to celebrate the arrival of the warmer months. With a range of activities including old-fashioned May-pole dance, heritage demonstrations, treasure hunts, and a scarecrow making contest, there is something for everyone to enjoy and learn.
Whether you're a seasoned local or new to the area, the May Long Weekend in Northern BC offers something for everyone. Share your fave May Long Weekend traditions and activities in the comments below.