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Terra Nova National Park of Canada

Special Events 2017

World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day
June 8
This year’s theme is Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet. Join us to celebrate this day as we work with local students and community residents for a beach clean-up to help protect the ocean and promote the prevention of ocean pollution.

Celebration of Culture
Celebration of Culture
June 24

In honour of Indigenous partners, come celebrate the traditions and culture of the Mi’ kmaq people of the island of Newfoundland.

Canada Day
Canada Day / Memorial Day
July 1
It’s Canada’s Birthday and we going to celebrate! Join us for a carnival style party with games, sing-alongs, cake, prizes and more!
As Terra Nova National Park is located in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, Memorial Day is observed in this province on July 1st to commemorate the brave efforts of the province’s veterans and the sacrifices of all members of the armed forces. We invite you to start the day at our Memorial Day Wreath laying ceremony at the Visitor Centre.
Park entry is free for everyone on Canada Day.

Parks Day
Parks Day
July 15

Celebrate Parks Day by visiting a national park and connecting with nature.
Amazing Race Terra Nova
The Amazing Race Terra Nova
July 29

Join us for the 5th annual Amazing Race Terra Nova! Enter a team and compete in this fun and competitive race, where you complete a series of challenges as you explore the park!

Children's Writer in Residence
Children's Writer in Residence
August 7-9
Terra Nova National Park in collaboration with the Winterset in Summer literary festival will be hosting children’s writer Janet McNaughton. She will do a series of readings at the Activity Centre throughout the week.

Heritage Foundation Folk Festival
Music in the Sound 
August 18 & 19 

Enjoy two music-filled evenings as young and old take the stage as we host a “Rising Stars’ evening on Friday and traditional Irish and Newfoundland music on Saturday evening.