Canada 150 Special Events
Rocky Mountain House Canada 150 - Join the celebrations
CANADA 150 VOYEAGEURS’ RENDEZVOUS (150VR) celebrates the significance of our waterways as a means of exploration, transportation and development of Canada. Starting in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and stretching to The Pas, Manitoba, between Feb. – Aug. 2017, Canadians will have an opportunity to dip into 150 years of voyageur history including Aboriginal cultural games, sports, art performances and interpretive media displays.
Saturday February 18 and Sunday February 19, 2017
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Free
Join us for two days of special events to kick off Canada 150 celebrations at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site. All ages can partake in Inuit winter games, dog sled races, & sleigh rides. There will be a Métis Fiddling and Jigging Competition as well as a Voyageur demonstration. Opening ceremonies will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Visitor Centre and warming stations open all weekend.
A ticketed banquet with live entertainment will be held at the Lou Soppit Centre in Rocky Mountain House on Saturday the 18th. Tickets available.
Fireworks show at 5 p.m. Sunday at the National Historic Site.
June 22-25, 2017
Fur Trade Paddling School programs. This is a 3 day interactive workshop to learn the history of the 1967 Centennial Canoe Race, fur trade, and development of the different canoes as well as river safety.
July 1 – July 22, 2017
Canada 150 Voyageurs Rendezvous will conclude in a re-enactment of the epic 1967 Centennial Canoe Race. This event will promote and provide significant recognition for the 1967 Centennial Canoe Race, the people, places and achievements and how the event shaped our community and country. The race component and the Rupertsland Express leaves Rocky Mountain House on July 1 for a month long journey down the North Saskatchewan River. 26 person teams will compete, representing their provinces and communities, including teams from aboriginal communities. The canoe race will be stopping at 18 communities from Alberta to Manitoba.
Some dates/times may be subject to change.