Events of Interest

BC Natural Resources Forum delegates are invited to attend the following events of interest:

Events of Interest

  • Celebrate The North Reception

    Date: January 18, 2023

    Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm 

    Location: Ramada Plaza Hotel
    444 George Street
    Prince George, BC
    V2L 1R6

    Cost: Free

    Regsiter Here: 

  • Tour: Low-Carbon Leadership from Prince George’s Resource Sectors

    Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

    Time: 9:45am to 3:30pm 

    Cost: No cost

    Register here:
    * Registration is limited to 20 people 

    Tour Leaders:

    • Carmen Herman of Tourism Prince George
    • Rob van Adrichem of the Community Energy Association. 


    When it comes to transitioning our economy to recognize the global shift to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, there are things happening in Prince George that simply aren’t happening anywhere else. The City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George are collaborating with Lakeland Mills, Winton Homes, Tidewater Renewables, Arbios Biotech, Hydra Energy, UNBC, and the Community Energy Association to showcase examples of how the resource industries in Prince George are helping to lead the way to a low-carbon future, using their know-how and relationships to innovate new products and services.

    *boxed lunch will be provided courtesy of Tidewater Renewables and Arbios Biotech *

    Portions of this tour include being outside, please ensure you are wearing weather appropriate clothing for winter conditions for Northern BC. PPE Items like hard hats, vests, glasses, ear plugs will be provided.


    Tour Itinerary:


    Check in and load bus at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre


    Bus Departs


    Stop One - Lakeland Mills
    Group then divides into two: one group proceeds to the mill and then the district energy plant; the other group proceeds to the district energy plant and then the mill.


    Load Bus and Depart


    Stop Two - Winton Homes

    Group divides into two: one group proceeds to the wall plant and then the high-performance demo module; the other group proceeds to the high-performance demo module and then the wall plant.


    Load Bus and Collect Box Lunch

    The bus proceeds via a detour along PG Pulpmill Road. Guest to eat on the bus


    Stop Three -  The Wood Innovation and Design Centre

    Participants proceed to the foyer of the WIDC for a welcome from UNBC and an overview of the WIDC. Followed by presentation from Arbios Biotech, Hydra, and Tidewater 


    Tour of Wood Innovation Research Lab
    Tour group divides into two groups. One group proceeds to the Wood Innovation Research Lab for an overview of the building and the research that’s conducted there as well as the products and services of the University’s Northern Analytical Services Lab, which provides unique capacity in the North for resource industries. The other group will walk along George Street with a City of Prince George representative to the City’s Downtown Renewable Energy Centre (DREC) for information about how this facility distributes heat to a dozen downtown buildings.


    Group Swap


    Tour Ends

    Guests may walk back to their Hotels or Stay downtown to visit shops, restaurants and pubs. If rides are needed back to your hotel, Tourism Prince George happy to provide those (please inquire about this at check in).