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Prince George museum joins YouTube for virtual tours during COVID-19 pandemic

Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum closed on March 17
Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum
Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum in Prince George. (via Facebook/Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum)

The Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum is hoping to provide some sort of interaction while residents are at home.

The Prince George facility recently created its own YouTube channel for the purpose of showcasing virtual exhibits as the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the province, country and around the world.

This is set to provide families and history buffs with entertainment and educational viewings while in self-isolation.

Like many other local non-profit organizations and businesses, the museum was forced to close its doors on March 17 to help flatten the curve on the virus and promote physical distancing from gatherings of over 50 people.

“To engage with the community while practicing social distancing, we will utilize our website "Website", our social media accounts and in addition our YouTube channel "Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum",” says Nadine Fieber, Coordinator for Events and Volunteers, in a news release.

“These are challenging times for all of us including non-profit, charitable organizations of the tourism industry like the museum.”

The museum’s first virtual tour is a production that takes a look at beehive burners in north-central B.C. 

More videos are expected to come in the days and weeks ahead and Central BC Railway and Forestry says you can keep checking its Facebook and Instagram pages as well for more updates.