Celebrate Canada's 150th! - Save the Date with Parks Canada this summer

Ready to try something different? Why not surprise your significant other with an unexpected date?
Time travel to a 17th century habitation. Fire a cannon from the 18th century or an authentic rifle from the 19th century. Learn about the burgeoning wireless technology of the early 20th century. Help the planet by pulling traps for crabs along the coast or by helping us to identify flora and fauna during BioBlitz. If these excursions sound interesting, be sure to check out what's happening at our sites all summer long and make this year extraordinary!  

Attend special events at these Parks Canada places

National Parks

National Historic Sites


Make camping reservations


Ready, Aim, Fire! Feel the adrenaline rush!

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Experience something new together as you fire an authentic Snider-Enfield rifle.


Save the planet together with Gone Crabbin’

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside
Up for a salty adventure in a pristine and protected coastal estuary? Take part in this exclusive maritime experience and help protect native species from the invasive Green Crab.


Logo for Grand-Pré 2017

Be part of Grand-Pré 2017: A celebration of Peace and Unity

Grand-Pré National Historic Site
A reunion 400 years in the making! The Mi'kmaq and Acadian people will come together this summer in a Celebration of Peace and Unity. A series of cultural and educational events will take place and you're invited!


Learn to Lobster Boil

Learn to lobster boil

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Cook, crack and enjoy lobster fresh from the sea by a wharf steeped in history as the sun gently sets over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Share tunes, stories, local knowledge and recipes as you dine with an intimate group by the sea.


Fire a cannon: have a blast at Louisbourg!

Fire a cannon: have a blast at Louisbourg!

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Learn to fire a cannon as they did 300 years ago, or don military regalia as a colonial French artillery student, learning about siege warfare before firing a cannon.


Tour one of the oldest English graveyards in Canada!

Fort Anne National Historic Site
A 19th-century mourner and candlelight lanterns set the mood for these seasonal tours in the Fort Anne Garrison graveyard. Examine some of the stones and learn more about the lives and customs of the people who shaped Fort Anne and the region.


Taste the Order of Good Cheer!

Port-Royal National Historic Site
Now a National Historic Site, Port-Royal is pleased to offer visitors the chance to learn more about the Order of Good Cheer and to also be a highlight of Canada’s first winery, craft brewery and distillery trail, that celebrates our long tradition of hospitality and pride for the bounty of Nova Scotia.


White Glove Tour

White Glove Tours

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes discovery on a White Glove Tour where you’ll tour the mind of a genius, with a hands-on exploration of Alexander Graham Bell's personal mementos, models and inventions.


Take in the best views at Red Chair locations

Find your Red Chair Moment - Connect with the wonderful people and place around you in following national historic sites and national parks in Nova Scotia:


Activity guides and brochures

Download activity guides and brochures

  • Mainland Nova Scotia Sites:

    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
    Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
    Fort Anne National Historic Site
    Grand-Pré National Historic Site
    Port-Royal National Historic Site

    Mainland Nova Scotia 2017 Activity Guide (PDF - 2.3 MB)

  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
    Activity Guide (PDF - 4.2 MB) | Brochure (PDF - 3.5 MB)