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Pukaskwa National Park

2015 Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Event schedule is subject to change. For more information about any of the following events call (807) 229-0801 or email ont-pukaskwa@pc.gc.ca!

June 29 - Visitor Centre Opens

July 1 - Canada Day

Enjoy free park admission, family-friendly activities and cake!

  • 9:00 AM Start the day by joining Parks Canada staff to raise the Canadian flag at the Anishinaabe Camp.
  • 10:15 AM & 2:00 PM Learn and be inspired by Canada’s national parks by attending a special presentation in the Visitor Centre that features the film, A Park for All Seasons.
  • 1:30 PM Satisfy your sweet-tooth by enjoying a piece of Canada Day cake!
  • All Day (Prize drawn at 3:30 PM) Participate in a fun Canada themed scavenger hunt. Explore the ‘wild shore of an inland sea’ and earn a submission ballet for a prize draw! Visit the Visitor Centre for activity sheets and details.

July 4 - Guided Hike to the White River Suspension Bridge

Join a park interpreter on an 18km adventure to the iconic Chigaamiwinigum Falls. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 9AM. Back by 5PM. Please bring water, a lunch and a snack. Wear proper footwear and clothing.

July 18 - Parks Day

Join Parks Canada for an active day outside with friends and family. The aim of the game is to solve tricky clues and to conquer fun challenges. Complete this exciting adventure course to earn ultimate bragging rights and a group submission for a prize draw!

  • Who can participate? You! All are welcome to join but please remember that hiking will be a main component of the day. For your safety and enjoyment, participants are asked to sign up with groups of 2 or more. Don’t have partner? No worries! The Parks Canada staff can help you find a team to partner with.
  • When? Where? The challenge starts at 10:00 AM on July 18, 2015 by the Visitor Centre at Pukaskwa National Park. Participants are welcome to register the day of the event or can pre-register by emailing or calling the park using the contact information below. The Adventure Challenge is an all day event but the course itself should take participants about 3-4 hours to complete. Make the day of it and bring a picnic lunch!

August 1 - Book Signing Event

Come meet Ruth Fletcher, the author of “The Puckasaw Diaries” during the afternoon of Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Pukaskwa National Park’s Visitor Centre. Enjoy learning about the Pukaskwa Depot located at the southern end of the park, through Ruth’s family history and personal connection!

August 15 - Guided Hike to the White River Suspension Bridge

Join a park interpreter on an 18km adventure to the iconic Chigaamiwinigum Falls. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 9AM. Back by 5PM. Please bring water, a lunch and a snack. Wear proper footwear and clothing.

September 8 - Visitor Centre Closes for the Season

September 26 - Guided Hike to the White River Suspension Bridge

Join a park interpreter on an 18km adventure to the iconic Chigaamiwinigum Falls. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 9AM. Back by 5PM. Please bring water, a lunch and a snack. Wear proper footwear and clothing.