Région touristique : Northern BC
Explore the Giscome Trail or experience a living history site with its original log home, general store, farm animals, tours, activities and more!
The site is located 40 KM north of Prince George just off highway 97 on Mitchell Road.
Renseignements sur les collections
We have preserved over 14 historic buildings. Our collections also include artifacts relating to the pioneer era of the area.
We have rebuilt the historic site of the "Huble Homestead" of 1912-1915 and furnished it with artifacts; the homestead includes barns, a trapper's cabin, a flat roofed cabin, an original house and kitchen, warehouse, blacksmith shop, and General Store. There is also a preserved historic trail through the forest to Summit Lake.
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : 1000
Archives include: the Huble diary, early photographs of the Giscome Portage area, biographies of early settlers, newspaper clippings, and personal documents and printed material belonging to residents of the area. We also have access to a collection of oral history tapes, including Carrier histories.
Four paintings of scenes depicting the Huble Homestead and Giscome Portage.
Huble Homestead has items relating to the homelife and farm life of the pioneering/exploring/homesteading era of 1863-1919. These are predominantly farm implements and household items.
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Services at the site include school tours, special group tours, venues for local artists and performers, historical lectures and workshops, and the General Store. Out of our office we also offer curriculum school kits for loan, and opportunities for historical research.
Services de recherche
We offer research information on the area from Salmon Valley to Summit lake. We also provide access to unique local historical materials.
Archival Records •
We offer schooll curriculum kits on the following topics: Know Your Forests, Orienteering, Rocks and Minerals, and the History of Huble Homestead and the Giscome Trail. The kits are designed for grades K-12. Also offered are: Lectures and programs for University students, and supervision of University student interns. Outdoor elementary school programs are offered at the site in May and June.
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
Information aux Visiteurs
Our visitor services include costumed guided tours, a picnic area, strolling paths, gift shop, games (croquet, badminton, horshoes), and special events.
Autre : Printed Visitor's Guide
Services de bénévoles
Volunteer Training Offered
Tâches : There are many jobs at the site for our costumed volunteers, which include: leading activities and games, greeting visitors, helping with the animals and heritage garden, and other tasks.
Volunteers are offered free memberships after 15 hours of volunteer service
Member benefits include:
-10% discount at the General Store
-invitations to members-only parties and events
-priority booking for workshops and programs
-the opportunity to help with the annual site set-up
-greater opportunity to research, restore artifacts, and develop exhibits
-help plant the heritage garden
Services de restauration
For special events we serve food appropriate to the event such as hot dogs, bannock, beans, jamaican food, stew, etc. We also have tea, coffee, soft drinks, juice, and water. Pie and candy are available for sale.
Publications et produits
Visitor's guide: a 32 page booklet with histories and descriptions of the people and the buildings represented on the site
Two cookbooks of traditional recipes
The diary of Al Huble
Quarterly newsletter (Northern Treasures)
#202-1685 Third Ave.
Prince George, British Columbia
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The historic site is open from the May long weekend through to Labour Day, 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pioneer crafts and activites are held throughout the season, as well as more than 10 special events that showcase Prince George's local history, heritage, and present day culture. Workshops, craft booths, musical performances, wagon rides, school tours, individual guided tours, and special group tours are also featured at the site.
Huble and Seebach's General Store is open for business during site hours, and offers a wide variety of locally made crafts, gifts, and souveniers, as well as food and beverages.
During the winter months, our office is open for historical research inquiries. We also facilitate school programs during this time. In the winter, we open the Salmon Valley Post Office building for special ski events and we have an annual Old Fashioned Christmas craft day in December.
Ouvert : From the May long weekend to Labour Day we are open 7 days a week, 10 AM to 5 PM.
During the winter months, our Prince George office is open for historical research and inquiries regarding special winter events and school programming for the following season.
During the winter (October to the May long weekend) the office and archives are closed on weekends and holidays. During the summer season we are open on all holidays
Droits d'entrée : Admission is by donation, we suggest $3.00 per person. Your donation is critical to the operation of the site