Thundershowers are in the forecast for today, but the skies are expected to clear for the city's Canada Day festivities Sunday at Fort George Park.
Umbrellas might be needed tonight, with a 60 per cent chance of a lightning storm after a high of 17 C. But for Sunday, the Environment Canada forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud
and a high of 17 C, leading to a cloudy day Monday with highs reaching 20 C.
Rain or shine, Canada Day celebrations will go ahead as planned by the Multicultural Heritage Society.
The day includes entertainment that celebrates Canada's cultural diversity at the Rotary bandshell. There will also be face painting, craft making, free cake, games and activities for children.
The opening ceremonies at noon will include the announcement of the nominees for the Prince George Community Foundation's Citizen of the Year, and Bob Zimmer, MP for Peace River-Prince George, will present Queen's Diamond Jubilee medals to four local citizens.
Kids can cool their heels in the Rotoract water park.
The Exploration Place Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the south end of park, featuring the Profit and Ambition exhibit, which traces the North West Companys rise and fall in the late 1700s, when it controlled 80 per cent of Canada's fur trade. The exhibit includes 90 artifacts, replicas, and works of art, as well as muskets, metal tools, jewellery, ornaments and examples of Aboriginal and European clothing.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation will be hand to inform park-goers about the Run For The Cure, set for Sunday, Sept. 30. Last year's Run for the Cure in Prince George raised $1.24 million.
As always, the food concessions at the park will be serving up cross-section of tasty ethnic delights during Canada Day.
People are allowed to bring coolers to the park, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited.