Western Canada: Mark your calendar 2017
Want to connect with nature? Get your kids outside? Take part in a Parks Canada BioBlitz. You and your family team up with scientists to find as much wildlife as possible, in a short period of time. Discover wildlife and support their protection at one of these great events.
May 2017 - 2019
The Cannery will celebrate Canada’s 150th with a new exhibit offering a cross-country look at how the fisheries affected the economies, cultures and communities in Coastal BC and the Maritimes.
From east to west and north to south, there will be many special celebratory events at Parks Canada locations on this day. Join us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 100th anniversary of National Historic Sites.
- The biggest birthday cake is always served at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site! Join the many activities and listen to live music by young local talents.
- Celebrate at Fort Langley National Historic Site, where British Columbia was born! Enjoy multicultural music, cake, family activities and a special ceremony at noon.
July 1 - 22
Canada 150 Rendezvous is a re-enactment of the epic 1967 Centennial Canoe Race. The race leaves Rocky Mountain House on July 1 for a month long journey down the North Saskatchewan River, stopping in 18 locations along the way. Twenty six-person teams will compete, representing their provinces and communities, including teams from Indigenous communities.
Explore the best of Waterton’s behind the scenes secrets like you’ve never seen before. Join us at the Waterton Heritage Centre for activities, interactive displays and more!
Gain an appreciation of the vital role of bison in Indigenous culture and prairie ecosystems. Music, culinary demonstrations and tastings, guided tours and children’s activities ensure an entertaining day for all!
Victoria’s largest squirt gun battle is coming to the Fort! Join us on Saturday with your water guns at the ready for Parks Canada’s annual Fab Forts event. Come and try to storm the Fort and take part in the many activities offered throughout the day, including face painting and live music.
Grab a blanket and join us at Mount Revelstoke as the pros help us understand all the neat things we see in the night sky. Take a peek through a telescope, talk to onsite astronomers and learn about the great world beyond.
October 13 - 22
Are you an avid stargazer or simply enjoy the tranquility and awe of looking up into the night sky? Visit the park and celebrate the night sky during this annual festival sure to impress.
December 16 - 31
Cap off the Canada 150 celebrations by spending the day at Fort Langley. Create magical memories, complete with music and treats, in an old-fashioned fort setting. Program fees apply.