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Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site

Discovery Walk

Special activities 2017

Canada Day

July 1st, 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Parka de poils, from Michel Villeneuve, the painter and his work
Parka de poils, from Michel Villeneuve

© Parks Canada

1:00 pm: Come and taste cake, tea and scones.

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

1:15 pm: Launch of the exhibition “Parkas de poils” by artist Michel Villeneuve (Illustrations of fur animals of the region in collaboration with the photographer Luc Farrell).

2:00 pm-3:30 pm: An afternoon of music.

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



Summer festival

Duhamel-Ouest’s summer festival Come celebrate with the family!
© Parks Canada
July 22, 11:30 am to 4 pm

In association with “Les Amis du Vieux-Fort”, Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site is planning a grand celebration!

  • Free food available on site (cheese curds, bannock bread, scones and peasoup)
  • Tasting of apple cider
  • Costume Party: bring a costume or borrow one here
  • 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, dress up, dance to the artists up, let the children get their face-painted, 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 19, 1 to 4 pm

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 pm to 2:30 pm attend a music show.