Red Bay National Historic Site of Canada
Monday, 1 July 2013
Join us as at Red Bay as we celebrate Canada Day. The day starts at 10 a.m.
with a parade of bicycles from the Selma Barkham Town Hall to Parks
Canada’s Orientation Centre, followed by a flag raising ceremony and
cake for all! In the afternoon, join the annual beach clean-up on Saddle
Island. (On Canada Day, admission to all national parks, national historic
sites, and national marine conservation areas is free.)
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Celebrate Parks Day at Red Bay! Starting at 2 p.m., we’re launching
our new guided experience on Saddle Island: “Echoes from the Past.” An
interpreter in period costume will take you on a guided walk through the
remains of the Basque whaling station on the island. Hear stories of
16th century Red Bay, sit and chat with a whaler, and listen to
local musicians. Enjoy Basque cake, cheese, and other refreshments.
Friday 2 to Sunday 4 August 2013
Be a part of the first annual Basque Festival. We’ll be celebrating the
historic connections between Red Bay and the Basque Country. Festivities
start Friday evening at 7 p.m. with a community supper the Selma Barkham
Town Hall. On the weekend there will be plenty to see and do: a rowboat race,
traditional Basque music and food, as well as local entertainment. A memorial
service for Basque whalers will be held on Saddle Island.