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The BCNE will take place RAIN or SHINE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. The PGAHA/BCNE is not responsible for lost, stolen, or forgotten passes.
All patrons are subject to being searched as a condition of entry.
All bags are subject to search.
The BCNE venue is a non-smoking venue.
No outside food & beverage is allowed, onsite concessions and bars are available.
No public nudity or lewd conduct will be tolerated, if in violation you will be removed from the exhibition site.
No pets allowed.
No weapons and fireworks allowed.
PGAHA/BCNE reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone at our discretion.
All people attending the BCNE do so at their own risk. No liability is assumed by owners, managers, promoters, sponsors or others associated with the event.
Any unauthorized use or resale of PGAHA/BCNE branding/logos is strictly prohibited
The BCNE is presented by the Prince George Agricultural and Historical Association.
Welcome to the 110th annual British Columbia Northern Exhibition!
Did you know that the BCNE is one of the longest running fall fairs around? Started in 1912, 3 years before the City of Prince George was incorporated, the first exhibition was held downtown and brought in about 200 people. They hoped that townspeople and farmers in the district would exhibit, compete and enjoy themselves, drawing the community together. The fair continued at various downtown locations until 1964, when an agreement was made between the City of Prince George and the Exhibition Association to manage the fair grounds from which they operate today.
As early as the 1930s, the Boys and Girls Club, now known as 4-H, participated in the fair, always emphasizing a strong agricultural background. This continues to this day! 4-H youth, leaders and their volunteers and families have been working all year long for the opportunity to showcase their achievements and host the annual 4-H Auction at the BCNE this summer. Potential buyers are encouraged to support local agriculture and these future farmers, growers and producers.
The oldest divisions and the cornerstones to any fair or exhibition are the Home Arts and Horticulture Divisions. Dozens of sections including baking, woodworking, spinning and weaving, quilting, cut flowers and baskets and hundreds of classes to enter are all featured in our annual Prize Book. We encourage folks to enter at least three classes and challenge three friends to do the same! Let’s fill Home Arts and Horticulture with a sea of ribbons.
Main-stage Performers and Roaming Acts
Stay tuned for the 2023 line-up!
The Superdogs will be at the BCNE all four days!
40 years is a long time. Maybe not for a giant redwood, or the orbit of Pluto, but certainly for a theatrical production. And yet that’s how long The SuperDogs have been entertaining audiences all over the world. To put it into perspective, they’ve been around longer than cellphones, IMAX movies, home computers, and all the SuperDogs really wanted us to mention this one, the Broadway show Cats.
They’ve been the subject of television specials (ESPN’s SuperDogs! SuperJocks!), the inspiration for feature films (Daniel and the Superdogs), they’ve appeared on hundreds of television shows, from Canada’s Got Talent to CBC’s The Rick Mercer Report, and they just keep getting better!
Touring constantly across North America, the SuperDogs draws from a talent pool of about 150 experienced trainers in different parts of the country who bring their family dogs and become cast members for these remarkable productions. Fast-paced, interactive, heart-warming and hilarious, these are not your average stunt-dog shows. They’re a cross between a Broadway hit and a major sporting event.
The Most Fun on Four Legs are the highest jumping, fastest dogs in the world. Here’s a bit more about what makes a family pet a SuperDog…
About 40% of the SuperDogs have been adopted from SPCA, Humane Society and local shelters.
There are over 40 different breeds of SuperDogs. We think any dog can be super!
Taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, this exciting Grilling Competition is supported by a Grant from the City of Prince George. Hosted by Season 7 Masterchef winner Shaun O’Neale, backyard grillers compete for prizes and bragging rights of PG’s Top Grillmaster. Preliminary rounds will be held Thursday and Friday, with the finals taking place on Saturday (schedule TBA). Shaun will be doing 2 demonstrations and will have cookbooks available for purchase. Stay tuned to see how YOU can win a cooking lesson with a pro!
Every Chef Needs A Farmer, Every Farmer Needs A Chef!
Midway – WCA
The BCNE’s fair rides are provided by West Coast Amusements, Canada’s largest and most respected traveling carnival operator. Creating smiles and memories since 1962. WCA supplies amusement equipment, midway rides, games and concessions to provide safe, clean family fun to fairs, exhibitions, rodeos, special events and promotional events across North America.
West Coast Amusements has a ride for everyone. Priding themselves on building an inventory of the latest, greatest and safest equipment. Our state-of-the-art rides are constantly maintained and always clean and freshly painted. We can provide large attractions with bright, colourful lighting that will build excitement and draw people to your event.
All-Day Wristbands (valid only on day of purchase): $45.00
Single Gold Coupon: $1.25
Red Book (20): $25.00
Blue Book (40): $45.00
*All rides are between 3-7 coupons. Please note that children under 2 years of age or under 36 inches and pregnant persons are not permitted to ride any ride.
***Weather permitting*** Wristbands will be valid from open to close. Wristband sales will start at noon and will be cut off at 8:30 PM daily. Last day of the event, wristband sales will be cut off at 4 PM.
Heritage Lane – Live Demonstrations
Step into history and explore Old Town Fort George and its wonderful residents! In recognition of the spirit of the pioneer men and women, who helped carve a city from the wilderness, and sow the seeds for settlement…
Located in Kin 3 on Thursday August 17th, Seniors Day is a great way to come and check out all the information booths (available Thursday only), visit with old friends and maybe make some new ones too! Admission for Seniors for this day is only $2 making it an affordable and enjoyable way to spend your Thursday!
4-H youth leaders and their families work hard all year long to be able to showcase their achievements at the annual BCNE. This program is for youth aged 6 to 25 years old. We have a huge variety of project selection such as beef, sheep, swine, rabbit, cake decorating, outdoor living, llama, goat and more! Check out the 4-H barn, auction date and tune in to watch the kids during showmanship. Show your support by supporting future local farmers at the BCNE 4-H events!