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Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site

Discovery Walk

Special activities 2016

Canada Day

July 1st, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Historic picture of Fort Témiscamingue, between 1918-1955
Fort Témiscamingue, between 1918 and 1955

© Parks Canada

1:00 p.m.: Come and taste cake, tea and scones. Be there for the launching of a new tea “L’Enchan-Thé” specially created for Fort Témiscamingue with the aromas of cedar and blueberries and inspired by the magical Enchanted Forest.

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Crafting and painting workshop for children with Miss Margaret.

1:15 p.m.: Launching of “Incursion. From fur trade to resort”, vintage photos and unpublished documents exhibition from the Hutchinson family co-owner of the site from 1918 to 1955. Realization of Marlyn Rannou with the special collaboration of Bernard Girodin from Imagin’Art. Funded by “L’Entente de développement culturel de la MRC de Témiscamingue, the CALDO, les Amis du Vieux-Fort and Parks Canada.

2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: An afternoon of music with Jamie Dupuis, author, composer, performer (guitar, harp guitar).

3:30 p.m.: Last summer’s exhibition “Murmures” by Christian Paquette (works scattered in the Enchanted Forest) will be back.

Free admission

Duhamel-Ouest’s summer festival

Duhamel-Ouest’s summer festival Come celebrate with the family!
© Parks Canada
July 23, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In association with Caldo and the Municipality of Duhamel-Ouest, Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site is planning a grand celebration!

  • Free food available on site (hot dogs, cheese curds, bannock bread, scones and peasoup under the teepee)
  • Tasting of apple cider
  • Inflatable games
  • Carriage rides
  • Face-painting
  • Music
  • Kite-making
  • Rabaska rides
  • 1720s historical reenacting with rifle shooting (Denise Monette and Jean-David Papa)
  • Making of arrowhead sash seminar with Michel Beauchamp

Rain or shine, come celebrate with the family, let the children get their face-painted, enjoy the inflatable games, participate in the kite-making workshop, then fly your new creation over majestic Lake Témiscamingue!

Kodjipidjiken: samples of algonquin delicacies

Two people from Pikogan cooking beaver under a shelter Two Anicinabegs from Pikogan cooking beaver under a shelter
© Parks Canada
August 13, 1 to 4 p.m.

In the spirit of the Foire Gourmande de Ville-Marie festivities, come and enjoy traditional algonquin meals featuring moose meat, goose, and sturgeon, accompanied by bannock (an algonquin bread). Also, come see products made by algonquin artisans.

From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. attend a performance of original compositions and popular music with Sabrina Charlebois, accompanied by Dave Sauvé.