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Autism BC Goes to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park & Fort George Railway (Prince George)
August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for a fun afternoon in the park! Enjoy a free train ride and an ice cream complimentary of AutismBC!
This event requires registration, to register click here.
Come ride The Little Prince!
The Fort George Railway is Canada’s shortest passenger railway, and the wood-burning “Dinky” steam engine on those tracks is a unique Canadian artifact, cared for and operated by The Exploration Place. Built in 1912 and arriving by sternwheeler, this 24″ gauge steam engine was present at the last spike in the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway at Fort Fraser. The Little Prince runs on a 2.2-kilometre long track in the Park near The Exploration Place. The only engine of its kind left in operation in North America, The Little Prince is a rolling memory of the days when Canada completed its first transcontinental railway.
After your ride, please enjoy an ice cream on us from The Origins Ice Cream Parlour!
The North/South pavilion in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park will be the gathering spot to meet for the start of the event and to pick up your event tickets.
Afterwards, the pavilion will be available for those who need a covered space to eat, BYOL (bring your own lunch), relax or want to connect with others.
The pavilion will also offer a covered space if the weather does not cooperate as this event will be happening rain or shine.
If you have a favourite park play activity or equipment (lawn darts, horseshoes, bubbles, beachball, etc), please bring along whatever will make your family feel comfortable at the event.
Please also bring lawn chairs, blankets, sun and sensory protection as this will not be provided during the event.
If your child is sound sensitive, we recommend bringing a headset to protect their ears, as the train whistle may sound during your ride.
AutismBC is hosting this event courtesy of a local PG volunteer, Amanda Sopel, who has graciously offered her time to host and help families connect in the community.
Amanda will be wearing an AutismBC t-shirt and will the main point-of-contact for the event check-in, while providing complimentary tickets for the train and ice cream.
This is our first ever in-person event since the start of the pandemic, and we hope to see you there!