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Huble Homestead opening for ‘Good Old Fashioned Fun’ with changes for physical distancing

The beloved historic site will open June 1
Huble Homestead
Huble Homestead historic site will open June 1 with physical distancing guidelines in place to comply with COVID-19 measures. (via Huble Homestead)

You’ll be able to have some old-fashioned fun this summer as Huble Homestead will open for entertaining, affordable and low-risk activities in the fresh air and open space of the turn-of-the-century historic site.

Monday, June 1 will mark the first day the homestead re-opens for activities, even though the park’s season usually begins on the Victoria Day long weekend and the historic site’s popular public events program has been cancelled.

“Good old-fashioned fun is timeless, though, and there will be lots of opportunity to explore our region’s rich history through adapted demonstrations and educational offerings that accommodate physical distancing,” says Executive Director Kyrstal Leason in a news release.

Visitors to Huble Homestead this summer can participate in daily self-led activities, ranging from treasure hunts and I-Spy games to themed history passport adventures.

Personal-guided tours will be also available and history buffs can explore solo with a new paperless self-guided tour.

The General Store will also be open, the historic site says, featuring locally made items, old-fashioned candies, pie, ice cream treats, and lunch from the barbeque.

You can also use the park’s open green spaces for picnics and lawn games, and, of course, a visit to the homestead is not complete without checking out the animals!

Leason says safe use of the historic site will rely upon everyone doing their part to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

“We’ve worked hard to ensure our plans conform to public health guidelines, and visitors will see some definite changes on their visit this year. But we’re optimistic that we can still entertain and educate our community, even if it looks a little different than we’re used to, ” says Leason.

Some of the safety precautions visitors can expect on their visit this year include the following:

  • Requirements for physical distancing
  • Increased access to hand wash stations and hand sanitizer
  • Increased cleaning frequency of common touchpoints and other public spaces
  • Restrictions on the number of people permitted in buildings at one time
  • Provision of daily self-led activities in place of special event days
  • Limitations on guided tour sizes
  • Touch-free self-led tour information
  • Equipment for lawn games available upon request
  • Modified foodservice operations

Huble Homestead is located 40 km north of Prince George, just off Highway 97 on Mitchell Road.

It's set to be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to provide ample opportunity for visiting this summer.

Admission is by donation, and dogs are also welcome.