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“Down by the River”

Huble Homestead Historic Site
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Huble Homestead is a heritage site located at the base of the historic Giscome Portage. Originally a homestead and fur trading post, the site has been restored to its 1915 condition & is open to the public from May to October for guided tours, lunch and shopping in the General Store. Special events are held throughout the summer featuring blacksmithing and pioneer demonstrations, entertainment, games, and contests for the whole family. Huble Homestead is located 40 km north of Prince George, just off Hwy 97 on Mitchell Road. Admission is by donation.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is a superb attraction, 40 km or so north of Prince George on Highway 97. It's right next to the Fraser, with a beautiful old house hewn out of logs, and a general store in which you can have a very basic lunch of burgers, which somehow taste twice as good as it should in the open air. The homestead is staffed by eager young students doing holiday jobs, and you get to wander by the river, and visit the chickens, sheep, and rabbits, as well as learning of the history of the site, and its role in the portage between the Fraser and Summit Lake. There isn't too much here compared with a larger historical attraction like Barkerville, but the place has a magic of its own, and is more than the sum of its parts. It's also a great example of how citizens can get together to preserve heritage, and it's really worth supporting because of that. The general store has a nice gift shop, with some unique merchandise: I cam away with socks knitted partly from the wool of the sheep I'd been feeding fifteen minutes before. Head ten kilometres or so futher north on 97, and you can do a short hike up Teapot Mountain, making in total a full day's excursion from Prince George. Entry is a $5 suggested donation, and worth every penny.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is actually a pretty cool place that all ages can enjoy! You can do a self-guided tour or have one of the knowledgable staff tour you around - I would definitely suggest you do that. The price of admission is by donation - they suggest $5/person - and that included the guided tour. There's buildings, artifacts, animals ... it gives a real feel for what it might have been like living out there 100 years ago.
It's not too far off the highway (a few kilometers), but be warned - the signs are small and you could miss it. We almost did - just saw the sign as we drove past and had to back up to make the turn.
Once you park your vehicle there's about a 300m walk to the site - but if you're in a wheelchair they let you drive up to it - offload - and then take the vehicle back to the parking area.
Good fun and interesting!

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

My wife and I re-visited Hubble in June to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. We were married there in June 2012. The setting was perfect - quiet and open with the backdrop of the old buildings. Hubble made for a great post wedding location with helpful staff, games for the kids and great photo ops everywhere!

Thank Maury H
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

A very good view into the pioneers of the upper Fraser area. A nice stop if you going through the area in the summer.

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I love all the different events all season, Canada day, dogs herding sheep, watermelon eating contest, great place to take visitors.

Thank Debbie R
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