Past Events

100th Anniversary of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in Prince George

Date: June 27, 2014 01:00 pm to July 1, 2014 02:00 pm

When the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway arrived in 1914, it stimulated Fort George's development into the city of Prince George. The railway’s impact is still visible today in our city’s geography, in its people, and in the many organizations and companies that operate here.

To commemorate the important legacy of railways in this region, the museum will be partnering with various local businesses and organizations to offer five days of special events from June 27- July 1st. Admission will be free every day with donation of a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. The museum would like to thank CN for generously sponsoring the entire week of special events.

June 27th: Community Fair, 11 am – 3 pm

  • free admission all day with a non-perishable food donation
  • community organizations on-site with games, activities and giveaways
  • lunch barbecue
  • railway-themed crafts, bubble-blowing, and water park zone for kids
  • Two Rivers Art Gallery recycled mandala-making
  • Huble Homestead historical display
  • demonstrations by the Prince George Fire Department
  • Talk on Prince George archaeology
  • Visit by 2015 Canada Winter Games mascot Nanguz the Fox
  • Ask a Geologist
  • I.F.S. giving away free seedlings
  • BC Hydro Power Smart booth and activities
  • CN train simulator lessons
  • free outdoor concert with performances by rock group Said Dog and Long & McQuade vocal teacher Erika Callewaert and her student musicians
  • door prizes, and much more!
  • sponsored by CN

 

June 28th: Classic Museum Experience & Library Display, 10 am – 4 pm

  • Railway story time and book display at the Bob Harkins branch of the Prince George Public Library (11:30am - 12:00pm)
  • free admission at the museum all day with a non-perishable food donation
  • 2:00 pm history talk on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway by author Trelle Morrow
  • lunch barbecue
  • Cottonwood Railway barn open for public viewing- come see our entire collection of miniature engines, rail coaches and cabooses.
  • turntable demonstrations
  • guided museum tours tell the story of BC railways and the growth of PG industries
  • sponsored by CN

 

  • June 29th: Legion Week Celebration, 11 am – 3 pm

  • the Royal Canadian Legion at the museum for Legion Week
  • games, crafts, free train rides
  • face painting, ice cream, guided tours
  • delicious barbecue lunch
  • admission is free with a non-perishable food donation
  • sponsored by Royal Canadian Legion and CN

 

  • June 30th: Railway Film Fest, 10 am – 4 pm

  • free admission all day with a non-perishable food donation
  • all-day railway film marathon in the museum gallery
  • free popcorn
  • lunch barbecue
  • museum scavenger hunt
  • sponsored by CN

 

For more information, please contact us at 250-563-7351 or email admin@pgrfm.bc.ca.