June 20 is Fathers’ Day, and dads are invited to extend the benefits their special day by visiting for a free pancake breakfast on the house! Available Friday to Sunday, pancakes are served 10:00 to 12:00, but if dad’s not a morning person he can claim a free sundae until 5:00 instead! Once he’s had his treat, enlist his help on the treasure hunt and challenge him to a game of horseshoes or washers.
Visitors are encouraged to dust off their thinking caps and test their sleuthing skills with Watson Weekend and Sherlock Saturday activities from June 25 to 27. From Friday to Sunday collect a Watson Weekend game sheet upon arrival and your whole group will have a blast following the clues and working together to solve puzzles and brain teasers to earn a prize. The activity is suitable for all ages, is free with admission donation, and can be completed at your own pace with no reservations necessary. If you’re looking for a bigger challenge, register online in advance for Sherlock Saturday on June 26. This timed activity will let you prove your mystery mastery in an exit room-style game in the historic Huble house. Recommended for ages 12 and up, tickets for Sherlock Saturday are $10 per person and available through hublehomestead.ca.
As we head into July it’s time to start celebrating Canada Day, but this year one day stretches into a whole week to enjoy Dominion Day activities. From Monday, June 28 to Saturday, July 3, visitors to the historic site can collect their self-guided activity and craft kits, enjoy a complimentary butter tart or piece of cake, and learn more about Canada and our region as they explore the exhibits. To really get your hands on history, pre-book spaces for heritage skills demonstrations on July 1 or July 3.
The historic site is open from 10:00 to 5:00 every day all summer long. Shop in the General Store for locally made items, old-fashioned candies, pie, ice cream treats, and lunch from the barbeque. The park’s open green spaces are perfect for picnics and lawn games, so slap on some sunscreen and get ready for physically distanced fun!
Guests are reminded that masks are required in all indoor spaces at the historic site and that the General Store and Huble house are subject to occupancy limits. Visitors have access to hand wash stations and sanitizer.
Huble Homestead Historic Site is located 40 kilometres north of Prince George, just off Highway 97 on Mitchell Road, and is open daily until September 6. Admission is by donation, and dogs are welcome. To book demonstration timeslots, view activity schedules, and learn more about safety measures, visit www.hublehomestead.ca, or call 250-564-7033.