Celebrating Chun T’oh Whudujut: Connecting Communities, Special Places, and Culture

Event Information

Celebration Details

  • Date: Sept. 1, 2018
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Ancient Forest / Chun T’oh Whudujut – Located on highway 16, approximately 113 km east of Prince George and 103 km Northwest of McBride.
  • What:

    A free, family-friendly event to celebrate the beauty, biodiversity and magic of B.C.’s newest park –  Ancient Forest / Chun T’oh Whudujut. The event begins at 11 a.m. with a welcome to the Territory by the Lheidli T’enneh First Nations, followed by a series of short speeches and lunch. In the afternoon, 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. 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. The celebrations wrap up at 4 p.m.

Getting to the celebration

  • Parking:

    There will be limited parking at the Ancient Forest. Additional parking will occur at the Slim Creek Rest Area, located approximately 6 km east of the forest. Shuttle buses will run to and from the rest area and the Ancient Forest from approximately 10:45 a.m. to 3:15p.m.

  • Bus Transportation:
    • Free shuttle buses by Diversified Transportation are available from Prince George and McBride on a first come first serve basis. There are limited seats available so citizens must RSVP early to save a seat. Complete your RSVP online

Thanks to our celebration supporters and sponsors:

  • Lheidli T`enneh First Nations
  • Caledonia Ramblers
  • University of Northern BC
  • Robson Valley Arts and Culture Council
  • Village of McBride
  • City of Prince George
  • Regional District of Fraser-Fort George
  • Diversified Transportation
  • Engaged Sports North
  • Tourism Prince George
  • Spinal Cord Injury BC