Beat the Heat: 6 Cool Spots in Prince George to Stay Refreshed and Have Fun!

by Bailey Bouwman

Summer days in Prince George can be scorching hot, but don't let that stop you from enjoying the best this season has to offer! I know hot days are just as tough as cold days! But we got this, we will persevere. 

Whether you're looking for a way to cool off or seeking some indoor respite from the heat, we've got you covered. As the best children's boutique in Northern BC, Nest & Sprout presents six awesome spots in Prince George where you can stay refreshed, have a blast, and make the most of your summer!

  1. Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park Spray Park: Get ready for a splashing good time at this water park operated by the City of Prince George. Open from the May Long Weekend, this place offers a cool mist and plenty of fun for kids of all ages. Just wave your hand to activate the water and let the good times roll!

    We know the splash pad is basic - doesn't have the modern feel of other Northern BC waterparks - but it does get the job done and provide a cool moment for children of all ages. We love to park at Exploration Place to walk over. 
  2. Moores Meadow: Escape to this hidden oasis in the heart of town. With its cooler temperatures, this tranquil meadow is perfect for a relaxing stroll. Take a walk through the shaded trails and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. These dips are known as kettles - you'll find them out by Eskers Provincial Park and there's just something about a kettle that provides a cool space to escape. 

  3. West Lake: Just a short drive from Prince George, West Lake is a picturesque retreat where you can beat the summer heat. Whether you prefer lounging on the beach or taking a refreshing swim in the lake, this spot has it all. Pack a BBQ, your favorite towel, and a pop-up tent for your personal shaded oasis!

    Looking for more kid-friendly lakes to explore in the Prince George area? Check out this list of favourites. 

  4. Lil Hoppers: When you're in need of a break from the outdoors, head to Lil Hoppers for some indoor fun. Treat yourself to a delightful iced coffee while the kids enjoy a safe and entertaining play area. And don't forget to indulge in their scrumptious baked goods. It's the perfect place to relax and recharge.

  5. Explore Local Waterfalls, Lakes, and Secret Trails: Surround yourself with natural beauty by embarking on an adventure to the local waterfalls. Take a dip in the refreshing lakes or simply relax by their shores.

    This is pretty broad suggestion - we'll have to come back with a list of waterfalls, and trails we love to take the kids too. Here's some of our favourite family-friendly lakes near Prince George (within a hour)

  6. Pine Centre Mall: Need a break from the heat? Visit Pine Centre Mall, where Nest & Sprout has a delightful shop awaiting you. Enjoy the comfort of air conditioning while browsing through a wide selection of unique items for your home and family. It's the perfect place to cool down and maybe even find something special!

    Seriously, as a locally owned maternity and baby shop in Prince George, BC we have it all - or we try. We carry kids clothing and gear into a size 6/7 with more new stuff arriving regularly. You can always shop online and have it shopped to you at home. 

Prince George has something for everyone, whether you prefer outdoor adventures or indoor comfort. So, grab your sunscreen, gather your loved ones, and embark on an unforgettable summer journey in this wonderful city. Let Nest & Sprout be your guide to staying cool, having fun, and making lasting memories!


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