The Ancient Forest / Chun T'oh Whudujut
This Family-friendly event will celebrate the beauty, biodiversity and magic of BC’s newest park – Ancient Forest/ Chun T’oh Whudujut. The event will begin at 11:00am with a welcome to the Territory by the Lheidli T’enneh First Nations and a series of short speeches by government dignitaries and the celebration committee. Following there will be local artists and musicians, from highland dancers and quilters, to painters and poets scattered throughout the forest performing and showing off their creations. Attendees with an interest in science and learning about the forest’s incredible biodiversity can join a guided nature walk. And those with wild imaginations can explore the trails searching for Gandalf and the mystical forest fairies or take a break and enjoy an Ancient Forest inspired story. If all this excitements makes you hungry there is also a taco lunch and celebratory cupcakes as supplies last.
This Try-It! event will be very organic as you will be discovering The Ancient Forest without instruction or coaching. Enjoy your walk, hike or wheel in the nature!
This event was made possible by the partnerships of BC Parks, Lheidli T'enneh, Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, City of Prince George, Tourism Prince George, Village of McBride, Robson Valley Arts and Culture Council, UNBC, Caledonia Ramblers, Diversified Transportation, Spinal Cord Injury BC and Engage Sport North.
Things to Consider:
The event officially starts at 11:00am and will run until 4:00pm. Attendance at any point throughout the day is encouraged.
Please bring a water bottle - water refill stations are available as needed
Please dress appropriately for the weather
Please bring extra snacks as needed
If you are taking a bus or using the shuttle, please be mindful of the time
Wheelchair accessible transportation will be made available the day of the event, leaving from Prince George and McBride to The Ancient Forest. If you do not require transportation, we encourage you to drive yourself to the event.
*Note that there is limited capacity for seats with wheelchair accessible busses. Please get a ticket ONLY IF YOU NEED TRANSPORTATION to the event.*