Huble Homestead ideal for social distancing

This is the perfect time to be a tourist in your own hometown and exploring wide open green spaces sounds like an idyllic past time to take a break from screen time and have a little outdoor fun. 

Huble Homestead is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Huble Homestead/Giscome Portage Heritage Society's mission is to preserve and share the history of Huble Homestead, Giscome Portage and its surrounding area while following provincial health guidelines. 

"We've modified everything we do to make sure it's safe for everyone," Krystal Leason, executive director of the society, said.

On site there is increased access to hand washing stations and hand sanitizer while staff increases cleaning of high touch areas and public spaces.

There will be restrictions on the number of people in buildings at one time.

On special event days there will be self-led activities to enjoy. The schedule for that is online.

There will be a limit of four people who can go on a guided tour.

There will be self-led information provided in a touch-free format.

"We worked really hard to make sure that we could open up for people," Leason said. "With so many other attractions facing more difficulties when it comes to reopening we knew that Huble Homestead was one of the safest places that you probably could go this summer. We have wide open spaces and there's hardly anything to touch!"

Food service will be modified offering their current menu of hot dogs and hamburgers and vegetarian options of the same along with pancakes. Desserts of sweet treats and pie are on the menu. There is also a variety of hot and cold drinks available.

The park is a great place to fly a kite and play lawn games such as croquet, badminton, horseshoes and bocce. These games can be signed out at the General Store and must be returned to ensure they can be cleaned and sanitized by staff for the next group. 

Guests are also invited to play their own games in the open green spaces.

As always admission is by donation with a suggested donation of $10 per family, $5 for an adult and $3 for children and seniors. 

Huble Homestead is located 40 km north of Prince George. Travel north on Highway 97, turn right on Mitchell Road to continue another six kilometres down a well-maintained gravel road. Dogs are allowed on site but remember to bring a leash and to pick up after the pet.

For more information visit hublehomestead.ca.

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