Spring Break Activities in Prince George

by Bailey Bouwman

Spring break for SD57 runs from March 18 to April 1st this year, with Easter falling on April 1st.

Here are some family-friendly ideas to make the most of your Spring Break in Prince George:

  1. Visit Pine Centre Mall to Explore nearly 100 shops, including popular brands like Sephora, Winners, and Children's Place. Don't miss Nest & Sprout, a boutique offering everything for maternity and children's clothing up to size 10, featuring brands like Nest Designs, Current Tyed, Native, Mini Melissa, and Jan & Jul.

  1. Explore The Exploration Place Catch the daily animal feeding at 10:30 am, meet the keeper at 2:30 pm, and the Black-billed Magpie feeding at 4:30 pm. The March exhibit, "Refuge Canada," sheds light on Canada's role in the global refugee crisis and shares inspiring stories of success and contributions made by refugees.

    Note: Portions of the exhibition contain graphic images of violence.

  2. Take a Dip at Canfor Leisure Centre or Prince George Aquatic Centre Enjoy fully accessible facilities with pools, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, and gyms at both locations. Learn more at Prince George Aquatics.

    The Alice Ruffle Rashguard from Current Tyed, Available in sizes 0months to 10/11 Years The Theo Sunsuit from Current Tyed, Available in sizes 3 months to 6T 
  3. Explore Prince George Public Library Discover a variety of activities at the local library, from daily story time to Lego Club and Ukelele Jams. Check out the events schedule at PGPL Events.

  4. Visit Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum Explore heritage railway buildings, locomotives, and rolling stock. Open to visitors, the museum provides a glimpse into the region's railway and forestry history. Learn more at Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum.

  5. Indoor Skating Enjoy indoor skating on various dates at Elkscentre and Kopar. Details at The North Edge.

  6. Explore Downtown Prince George Try new restaurants, shop at specialty stores, or indulge in treats at local cafes. Here's a few of our favourite kid friendly restaurants in Prince George. 

  7. Bounce & Play at the LA Promotions Spring Fling. Join them at the Kinsmen Club on March 9, 22 & 23 form 9-5pm. $15/child.


At-Home Spring Break Activities with Our Shop's Featured Items

Make the most of your spring break with engaging and creative activities for your kids using items from our shop. Here's a curated list of exciting activities:

  1. Create Something Out of Cardboard with Makedo Explore Kit:

    • Kids love their boxes, and the Makedo Explore Kit takes their creativity to new heights.
    • No-tech, tech-friendly fun for both girls and boys, allowing them to craft gnomes, knights, critters, or even castles.
  2. Sensory Play with Glo Pals Light Up Cubes:

  3. Pretend Play with Sarah's Silks:

    • Dive into a world of limitless imagination with Sarah's Silks! These vibrant play silk are your ticket to a magical realm of creativity. Whether it's turning them into capes, building forts, or creating make-believe landscapes, the possibilities are as boundless as your child's imagination. 

  4. Puzzles for Babies and Big Kids:

    • Choose from a selection of puzzles suitable for different age groups for educational and entertaining play. We've got puzzles for your first puzzle, and puzzles that are a little more challenging for your big kids with easy travel sized bags, or bigger boxes to take on any skill set. 

  5. Role Playing with Doctors Kit, Makeup Set, Dolls, and Accessories:

    • Ignite the spark of creativity and cultivate essential social skills with our delightful range of role-playing items. From aspiring doctors  to budding makeup artists perfecting their imaginary looks, we have a variety of toys to take you on a new adventure at home.

      Get Messy with Long Sleeve Bibs:
    • Picture this: a world where your kids can unleash their creativity without a care in the world. Enter our long sleeve bibs – the ultimate guardians of messy play.

      Set up an indoor or outdoor art station or a mini kitchen for them to explore sensory experiences freely. With the worry of stains lifted, these bibs provide the freedom for your kids to fully immerse themselves in the delightful chaos of imaginative play. 


Spring Break Camps in Prince George

Looking for exciting activities to keep your kids engaged during Spring Break? Consider enrolling them in one of these fun and enriching camps in Prince George:

  1. Two Rivers Art Gallery

    • Week 1 Theme: Outer Space
    • Week 2 Theme: Under the Sea
    • Explore creativity through art and themed activities.
    • More info: Two Rivers Art Gallery
  2. OVERhang

    • Offers 5-day and 4-day camps during School District 57's Spring Break.
    • Activities include climbing, slack-lining, crafts, games, and more.
    • Engaging OVERhang camp leaders ensure a day filled with fun.
    • Details: OVERhang Camps
  3. Northern BC Bounce

    • Registration open for Spring Break Multisport Camps.
    • Dunk & Dip Camps for all ages (Grade K-7).
    • Visit Northern Bounce for more information and registration.
  4. Lil Hoppers

    • Full-day Spring Break Camp for kids aged 5-7.
    • Activities include crafts, play, and tons of fun.
    • Snacks included in the program.
    • Learn more and register: Lil Hoppers Play Cafe
  5. The Exploration Place

    • Science Alliance Day Camps focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).
    • Hands-on activities, experiments, guest speakers, and more.
    • Explore science and learning in an interactive setting.
    • Details: The Exploration Place Science Alliance Camps
  6. Olympus FreeRunning

    • Camps include parkour and ninja games, dodgeball, and more.
    • March 25-29 camp enrollments open.
    • Visit Olympus FreeRunning for details.
  7. Engage Sport North

    • Half-day Spring Break Camps at the Northern Sport Centre.
    • Introduction to different sports led by trained coaches.
    • Fun and inclusive environment for children aged 6-12.
    • Register for Week 2: March 25th – 29th, 2024. Cost: $125 per child per week.
    • Located at the Charles Jago Sports Centre.
  8. Carlson Pottery Spring Break Classes

    • Pottery classes for ages 8-13 and 12-18.
    • Various class options, including wheel and hand building sessions.
    • Visit Carlson Pottery Classes for more information.

For additional details and registration links, explore the Prince George Summer Camps Facebook Group. Ensure your child has a memorable and enriching Spring Break experience!

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